Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Torchlighter Animated Heroes of Faith (WITH DISCOUNT CODE!!)



ABOUT THE TORCHLIGHTERS:

The Torchlighters series began when creator Bill Curtis was reading biographies of great Christian heroes to his 10 year old daughter. After finishing a chapter about missionary Gladys Aylward, she looked up at her dad and said, "I want to be a missionary when I grow up."

Realizing how clearly the power of this story moved his own child's heart, the Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith animated series for children was conceived.

"Young people are often drawn to heroes in the sports and entertainment industry," says Curtis. "Many of these figures convey values contrary to our faith. We wanted to offer parents an alternative. We wanted to offer parents the opportunity to share with their children the stories of real heroes whose lives have had a lasting impact for the Kingdom of God."

The first 12 episodes have been bundled into a 12-pack. Each of the 12 discs includes a 30-minute animated story, four-lesson curriculum in PDF, feature-length documentary on the hero, and English and Spanish languages and subtitles. The episodes included in the 12-pack are:


Jim Elliot
Gladys Aylward
William Tyndale
Richard Wurmbrand
John Bunyan
Perpetua
Eric Liddell
Amy Carmichael
William Booth
Samuel Morris
Augustine
Corrie ten Boom
Would you like to learn more about the Torchlighters Series? You can visit the website at http://www.torchlighters.org/.

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ABOUT THE JIM ELLIOT STORY:

In 1956, news from the steamy jungles of Ecuador spread rapidly around the world. Five young American men had been mercilessly killed by members of the Auca (Woadani) tribe - the very same people those young men had gone to serve and befriend. That seemingly senseless tragedy has become an inspirational marvel as family members of those young men have now befriended that very same tribe.

This is the story of one of the brave torchlighters who lost his life that fateful day. Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who'd never heard it. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he would face in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe was suspicious and antagonistic toward even the friendliest gestures from outsiders.

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ABOUT THE CORRIE TEN BOOM STORY:

Corrie ten Boom and her family repair broken clocks and watches. But as the evil of World War II sweeps through their city, a new kind of "watch" comes to their care: an innocent Jewish baby, desperately needing protection from the cruelty of the Nazi invaders. How will the ten Booms keep this baby and many others out of harm's way, and what will be the cost of serving God amidst unthinkable evils? When faith is tested, hope is tried, and love is strained, will Corrie's God prevail? This gripping episode of the torchlighters is an amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness.
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My Thoughts:

Several months ago, I somewhat experimented with doing away with animated/cartoon type books/movies that were supposed to teach about real people, whether Biblical or not. I wanted my children to know the difference between pretend and real. I'm so glad I decided not to do that anymore. I brought many of our animated books back out of storage, and my boys treasure those! I talk to my boys and I do believe they are doing a wonderful job of keeping things straight in their mind. I bought the boys a little sling bookshelf for their homeschooling books, but my Grasshopper quickly made it a "Bible" bookshelf. ALL of their Bible "storybooks", animated or not, were put in it. I love that he considers them special, and it also proves he's doing great at learning between fact and fiction.

I LOVE when things that are good for their mind and teach them good things become animated. My children pay more attention and I believe they simply learn better. That is why I love this Torchlighters series so much. I haven't watched every episode, but I hope to add this whole set to our homeschooling year next school year. My little ones get to learn more about REAL people that put God first, and really, I can't complain about that! ;) I believe by watching these movies now, their appetite to learn in greater depth later in life will be fed.

There are extras on each DVD to go into greater detail, either for the children who want to learn, or for older children that it's time to learn a little deeper.


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DISCOUNT CODE:

Would you like a $10 discount on the 12-pack? Of course! :)

Promo Code: tl12brh

You can order the 12 pack HERE.

All codes will expire on June 1, 2015. Promo Codes will only work on the Torchlighters 12 pack (item #501631d). A $10 discount will show on the cart summary on the bottom of the page. You can call (800 523 0226) to order also as long as you mention the promo code.

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2 comments:

  1. These `Torchlighters` look really great!
    Our guys always liked Focus on The Family animated videos.
    I think they learned a lot and the Good News stuck with them.

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  2. These `Torchlighters` look really great!
    Our guys always liked Focus on The Family animated videos.
    I think they learned a lot and the Good News stuck with them.

    ReplyDelete