The Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith animated series. Torchlighters is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. The first episode, The Jim Elliot Story, was first released in 2005. Since then, the series has grown into 13 episodes, each telling important stories of Christian heroes that reach children all around the world. The Torchlighters series has had a strong response from viewers in North America, winning dozens of awards and selling over 400,000 DVDs to date. Torchlighters is being used in homes, schools, and churches for every conceivable type of children’s ministry, and with age groups stretching well beyond the original target of 8-12 year olds.
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.
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 theTorchlighters is an amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness.
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:
Watch a preview of the trailer below:
My children loved the videos, they were looking for more episodes. I enjoyed watching the videos. The animation was excellent, clear and colorful. The video content definitely caught my attention. I remember studying about the Jews, Hitler and the Concentration Camps in college and I recall just heaving and crying in class. I was heartbroken at the inhumane treatment of other human beings. I also remember reading and hearing about these stories and brave heroes who decided to make a difference and stand up for what was right. Even in the midst of their tremendous obstacles and circumstances they stood firm in their faith and they believed that no matter what, that God was with them and He had a plan and purpose for their lives. I am excited to see and learn more about the Heroes of Faith. Excellent resource and reference tool for teaching younger children about God and Heroes of Faith.
Here is the promo code for you to get $10 off the Torchlighters 12-pack set and the link where you can purchase it.
Promo Code: tl12tot
You can also call (800 523 0226) to order as long as you mention the promo code. Code expires June 1, 2015.
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