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|
ABOUT THE JIM ELLIOT STORY
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.
This story has been special to me since I first heard it. Jim Elliot was prepared to give his life to win others. We see how the passion for mission burns in him to him going to the jungle and meeting the people who would later kill him. Its a story of courage and obedience. I love the way its been done and I am sure the target audience and many older would learn lots from it.
ABOUT THE CORRIE TEN BOOM STORY
Another good story of the story of Corrie Ten Boom and how her courage got her through a war. We also see the courage of her sister who was a guiding light in her life. This is a series many would benefit from seeing.
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