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Luther Upholds a Neglected Truth

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Martin Luther struggled to find forgiveness for his sins. He punished his body and did many good things. Nothing gave him peace until reading the Bible he realized that trusting Jesus is the only way to be right with God.

He never forgot that truth. It led him to question the church when it charged Christians money to release dead people from penalties for sins.

All it took was one little nail, one well-written scroll, and Luther’s sharp-tongue to turn everything upside down! He didn’t mean to spark the Reformation with his 95 Theses. Get Torchlighters: The Martin Luther Story to find out how Luther handled the threats of Pope Leo X and Emperor Charles V.

Color the Reformation

sola4blogFrom the talented hand of Jennifer Trafton Peterson and the makers of the Torchlighters DVD series comes the Five Solas coloring page for all ages! Download and color it now.

The Torchlighters® Martin Luther Story is coming in the summer of 2016!

Robert Jermain Thomas, Fourteenth Torchlighter

Thomas_sYou can now order the latest TL video. The Robert Jermain Thomas Story is the fourteenth in the ongoing series of faith heroes.

In the mid 19th century, the hermit kingdom of Korea will do anything to keep foreigners and Christianity out. However, one brave missionary will do anything to bring the light of God into this dark land. With the help of some Korean fishermen hungry for truth, Robert Jermain Thomas risks everything to smuggle in a treasure beyond all imagination. But what will his bravery cost him? And will the Word of God bring light to this dark kingdom?

Find out in the Robert Jermain Thomas Story.

The Corrie ten Boom Story Has Won Several Awards

 

We are pleased to announce that since its release, Torchlighters’® Corrie ten Boom Story has won several awards. We are delighted that the judges at the International Christian Visual Media Awards and at the Christian European Visual Media Association have considered this animated story worthy of honors. Corrie ten Boom was a woman who suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazis, both for her faith and for saving Jews. The four awards are:

  • • Gold Crown Award – Best Children’s Video – Won at 2014 International Christian Visual Media
  • • Silver Crown Award – Best Television Format – Won at the 2014 International Christian Visual Media
  • • Bronze Crown Award – Best Picture – Won at the 2014 International Christian Visual Media
  • • Best Children/Youth Production – Won at the 2014 Christian European Visual Media Association (CEVMA) Film Festival in Austria.

If you haven’t seen this movie, order your copy today. Torchlighters videos make great Christmas gifts.

The John Wesley Story Is now Shipping

 

Torchlighters: The John Wesley Story began shipping last week. If you have not yet ordered your copy, now is the ideal time and the price is right. Or buy the entire set of thirteen Torchlighters and enjoy hours of superb DVDs telling true stories from church history (plus the Torchlighter’s Corrie ten Boom book) for a great price.
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John Wesley Ready for Pre-order

 

The moment you have been waiting for is here. Pre-order Torchlighters: the John Wesley Story.

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Young preacher John Wesley has been taught to always follow the rules and do lots of good works to assure his salvation. But now he has a new message to share—one of salvation by grace. When he is no longer welcome in Church of England pulpits, John faces a big decision: Take his message outside the church walls to people who are not accepted or continue to follow the rules as before?

Follow John Wesley’s adventures including his miraculous childhood rescue, his failed trip to America, his dramatic experience at Aldersgate, and his world-changing choice to take his message to society’s outcasts. In this action-packed episode of the Torchlighters, meet the bold founder of the Methodist movement.

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Corrie ten Boom Story Wins Award

Crown Awards at the annual International Christian Visual Media Conference in Atlanta gave three medals to Torchlighters: The Corrie ten Boom Story: Gold Award for Best Children’s Video, Silver Award for Best Television Format, and Bronze Award for Best Picture.

First of the Torchlighters’ books

You’ll need more than one!

When you see our new fully-illustrated children’s biography of Corrie ten Boom, you will think of children, libraries, churches, and schools who would love to have a copy.

Look inside.

Pre-order now at the reduced price of $7.99.

Review: The Nazis vs. a Praying Family

The Corrie ten Boom Story is the newest addition to the Torchlighters® series. For those who may be unfamiliar, The Torchlighters® series is a series of short animated movies that introduces young viewers to men and women from Christian history. These movies are great for families to introduce many figures from Christian history to their children in a way that is fun for the kids.

The Corrie ten Boom Story drops the viewer into the middle of World War II and does a good job of showing how Nazi Germany truly despised others. One soldier makes a statement that shows the hatred when he says that “you have to get rid of the bad to salvage the good.” This is exactly what the Nazis thought they where doing by slaughtering so many Jews, and this is where the story takes us. We get introduced to the ten Boom family and get to see how God used this family and their watch repair shop to help so many people. The ten Boom family begins to help these Jewish people because they find out that “the rumor is they are being rounded up and….exterminated.” Their reasoning is stated very clearly: “The Good Shepherd gave His life for His sheep. Can we do anything less for God’s chosen people?” So, the ten Booms used code words to bring Jews who needed protection into their “hiding place,” referring to needy people as “watches.”

The story continues to follow Corrie and her family as they are found out by Nazi soldiers and thrown into a camp. Corrie and her sister show amazing courage throughout this time, even when they deal with doubt. Corrie prays a prayer at one point saying: “We have done what we thought was your will. Help me to trust that you have not forgotten me.” What a wonderful prayer for young minds to hear in a video as they watch the one praying that pray suffer in a concentration camp. So many details from the life of Corrie ten Boom made it into this short (30 minute) video. The video ends with Corrie being released and immediately going back to help everyone that she can and traveling around to tell her story.

This is one of the more difficult stories to tell to younger children simply because it is so full of hate and death, but I feel that there is a good balance and presentation in this movie. The recommended age range is 8-12 and I think this is a good age to be able to have healthy conversations with kids about man’s depravity and the evil that exists in our hearts. It also shows that God can use any situation to get glory and use it for the good of His children.

I would highly recommend this video to any Christian parent looking for ways to introduce their children to men and women in Christian history.

I received a free copy of this DVD from Vision Video in exchange for an honest review.

Posted by parkerj at parkerjreviews.blogspot.com


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