It's been ten years since the Torchlighters videos started releasing. They are inspiring stories of heroes of the faith. The first one was The Jim Elliot Story. Now there are thirteen. These animated stories are great for children aged 8-12. They can be used in the home, church, school and any other form of children's ministry.
You can watch a trailer of The John Wesley Story here. It will give you an idea of the quality and inspiration of the award winning Torchlighters series.
I recently watched The Jim Elliot Story. He was one of five young American men who went to the steamy jungles of Ecuador. He was killed by a member of the Auca (Woadani) tribe – the very tribe he had gone to serve. Elliot's is an inspiring story. From his youth he had wanted to share the gospel with those who had never heard it. After his death, his wife and family members of the other men went back to the Auca and brought them to Christ.
I also watched The Corrie ten Boom Story. She and her family repaired broken clocks and watches in Holland. They took in a Jewish baby, protecting it from the Nazi invaders. But they were imprisoned for their good deed. Corrie's faith was tested and she showed courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness. Hers is an inspiring story.
Other episodes include the stories of Richard Wurmbrand, Eric Liddell, Samuel Morris, Gladys Aylward, John Bunyan, Amy Carmichael, Augustine, William Tyndale, Perpetua, and William Booth.
The Torchlighters series began when creator Bill Curtis was reading biographies of great Christian heroes to his ten year old daughter. Realizing how powerful these stories were, he planned the Heroes of Faith animated series. We know kids are drawn to heroes from the sports and the entertainment industry. What a wonderful opportunity to show young people real heroes, heroes of the Christian faith.
The first twelve episodes have been bundled together. Each of the twelve discs contains a 30 minute animated story, a four-lesson curriculum in PDF, a feature length documentary on the hero, and English and Spanish languages and subtitles.
For a limited time, you can get $10 off the 12-pack price. Just go to Vision Video and enter the promo code: tl12bwj when you order. You can also call 800-523-0226 but be sure to mention the promo code. This offer ends June 1, 2015.
You can find out more about the Torchlighters ministry here.
I received access to the two videos I watched through BelieversTrust for the purpose of an independent and honest review.