Torchlighters

Learn about the heroes of the faith with this animated series of DVDs perfect for kids ages 8-12.
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  1. The Torchlighters Series: The First 12 Episodes, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The First 12 Episodes, DVD
    Vision Video / 2015 / DVD
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs with strong values and educational content for youth ages 8-12. Each episode presents the story of a true-life hero from Christian history. Kids will see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" and will be challenged to carry their own torch while learning about the history of our faith.

This set includes the first 12 episodes:

  1. Jim Elliot
  2. Gladys Aylward
  3. William Booth
  4. William Tyndale
  5. Richard Wurmbrand
  6. Samuel Morris
  7. John Bunyan
  8. Perpetua
  9. Augustine
  10. Eric Liddell
  11. Amy Carmichael
  12. Corrie ten Boom

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.

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The Augustine Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The Augustine Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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Bright, young Augustine thinks his mother's religion is foolishness. Convinced that his superior intellect will guide him, he sneaks away from home and ventures to a new life in the city of Rome. Soon Augustine finds himself in an important position as "The Voice of the Emperor," with the life of luxury he's always wanted. When the empire decides to take over the Christian basilica, Augustine prepares to give the speech of a lifetime, one that will slow Christianity's rising influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and the empire's loyal soldiers on the other, Augustine must choose whom he will serve. Approximate run time: 30 minutes.
Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles
  • Augustine: A Voice for all Generations, a 55-minute documentary
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The Perpetua Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The Perpetua Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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It is the year AD 203 in Carthage, North Africa. Perpetua, an affluent young mother, is charged with converting to Christianity and is sent to prison. But her freedom can be secured easily. All she has to do is offer one pinch of incense in honor to the Roman gods. With this simple act of devotion and loyalty to the Roman Empire she can regain her freedom and return to her infant son and a life of comfort. As her father pleads for Perpetua to consider the welfare of her child and the reputation of their family, she slowly makes her way to face the Roman proconsul and declare her final decision. What will it be? This episode of Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith presents one of the most influential, true stories of the Early Church.
Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a “Torchlighter” who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 37 minutes.
DVD Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles
  • 61-minute documentary with Early Church experts Dr. Rex Butler and Dr. John Mark Yeats, filmed in Tunisia, North Africa where the actual events took place
  • 32-minute audio-drama, "Perpetua's Choice"
  • Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more.

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The John Wesley Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The John Wesley Story, DVD
    Vision Video / 2014 / DVD
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When young John Wesley is miraculously saved from his family’s burning home, he later refers to himself as a “brand plucked from the burning.” His mother believes God spared him for a special purpose. As a man, Wesley tries to live out that special purpose on his own strength and good works, but it only brings frustration and failure.

Finally, after years of struggle, Wesley embraces saving grace! But his new message is not welcome in the established churches. Will John break all the rules and take his message outside the church walls to the needy and outcast? Find out in this action-paced episode of The Torchlighters, featuring the founder of the Methodist movement.

Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 30 minutes.

Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • Documentary on the life of John Wesley
  • Comprehensive leader's guide and student worksheets in PDF

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The William Tyndale Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The William Tyndale Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW008073

In this episode The Torchlighters follows William's adventures as he works in secret, moving from town to town as a fugitive to avoid capture. Friends and allies help him along, but enemies may be lurking around any corner. Come along and see whether this torchlighter completes his task before the king's men close in on him. Approx. 30 minutes + extras.

Special Features:

  • English and Spanish Languages
  • English Subtitles
  • Stimulating interview with Dr. David Daniell and tyndale scholar
  • Fascinating interview with actor Russell Boulter (voice of Tyndale)
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with background information, timeline of the period, additional resources, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

John Bunyan spends his days in prison, separated from his wife and children. Living in the cold, stone cell is the price he pays for going against the established state religion. If only he would agree to stop preaching, John could walk out a free man! Why does he choose to stay in jail, and how will he serve his Lord in this wretched place? Find out in this episode of The Torchlighters.

The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for ages 8 to 12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When Kids see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him.
Special DVD Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • Fascinating documentary with additional information on Bunyan's life, filmed at the Bunyan Museum in England
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with four complete lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more
  • The Pilgrim's Progress board game (in PDF), based on John Bunyan's best-selling book

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The Samuel Morris Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The Samuel Morris Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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    Stock No: WW014579

Young Prince Kaboo knows his fate is sealed when his his captors' ransom demands aren't met. But then a blinding light appears, and the boy escapes! Taking the name Samuel Morris, he shares his growing faith with all who will listen. Includes a comprehensive leader's guide, reproducible student handouts, and a documentary on his real-life story.

Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a Torchlighter who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 30 minutes.
DVD Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles
  • Samuel Morris, African Missionary to North America - 58-minute documentary
  • Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more.

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The William Booth Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The William Booth Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Introduce children to the action-packed story behind The Salvation Army. William Booth is determined to bring life-changing Gospel to London's most troubled neighborhood, the East End. But when the local pub owners realize some of their best customers are becoming Christian, they hire big, strong thugs to get rid of the preacher once and for all. Watch as William's ragtag band of followers marches into the East End with Bibles and Prayer as their weapons of choice. Inspiring story for children and parents alike! Approx. 30 minutes + extras.

Special Features:
  • English and Spanish Languages
  • English Subtitles
  • Documentary, abridged from the program "Our People: The Story of William and Catherine Booth"
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with background information, timeline of the period, additional resources, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

With war raging about her and soldiers closing in, the wounded missionary Gladys Aylward sets out on the most difficult journey of her life—a 100-mile trek over the mountains to a safe haven. But it's not her own safety that concerns this little woman with big faith. It's the safety and well being of the 100 orphaned children in her care. Watch as Gladys' strength and faith are stretched to the limit, all for the sake of the children.
Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 30 minutes.
Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • Original documentary featuring biographer Carol Purves and Gladys' adopted son Clifford Liu
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including discussion questions, puzzles, coloring pages, and more

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The Amy Carmichael Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The Amy Carmichael Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW013718
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Little Preena wonders how she will ever find a way out of the temple, where she is held against her will. Amy is consumed by the awful truth she has learned about the plight of the "temple girls." Will Amy's faithful determination be enough to free Preena from the powerful customs and superstitions that keep her hostage?
Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 30 minutes.
Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • 30-minute documentary, abridged from the program "Amy Carmichael: Mother to the Motherless"
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including discussion questions, puzzles, coloring pages, and more

Corrie Ten Boom and her family are masters of their craft; They repair broken watches and return them safely to their owners. 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 new Nazi regime. 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? See her amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness anew through this gripping episode of The Torchlighters.

  1. The Torchlighters Series: The Jim Elliot Story, DVD
    The Torchlighters Series: The Jim Elliot Story, DVD
    Vision Video / DVD
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW007601

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'd face in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe was suspicious and antagonistic toward even the most friendly of gestures from outsiders. Would Jim and his fellow missionaries ever be able to break down the hostile barriers and carry a torch of faith to this savage people determined to attack all outsiders?

In this inaugural Torchlighters episode we follow Jim's adventures from his college years to his work in the jungles, showing young people his faith in action as he answers God's call to do the seemingly impossible. As an added bonus, the program includes an interview with Steve Saint, son of Nate Saint, a fellow martyr with Jim Elliot. 30 minutes. Ages 8 to 12.

DVD features include: Spanish option, and a comprehensive leader's guide with reproducible student work sheets in PDF format.

Eric was a national hero in Scotland whose countrymen were eager for their track star to bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won't race on Sunday, he is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II. Approx. 30 minutes.

Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • "Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction," 60-minute documentary
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with four lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more

The year is 1945, WWII. In war-torn Romania, there is only one way for churches to get the protection of the government; give their support to the Communists who are in control. Many pastors are choosing to go along with the Communists, but not Richard Wurmbrand. He openly opposes the government's control, thereby placing his own life and the lives of his family in great danger. When Richard's choice lands him in the Communist prison, his faith and witness are tested to the limits. See how this Torchlighter's amazing story continues to impact the world today. Recomended for ages 8-12. Approx. 30 minutes.
Special Features:

  • English and Spanish Languages
  • English, Spanish, and Romanian Subtitles
  • 50-minute documentary on Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, including interviews with their son, Mihai, and the The Voice of the Martyr's director Tom White
  • 30-minute interview with Tom White
  • Comprehensive leader's guide with background information, timeline of the period, additional resources, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more