Torchlighters Jim Elliot at just over 30 minutes offers a look at the life of Jim Elliot as related by one of Auca tribe members. Jim's passion to serve where the message of God's gift of salvation had never been heard is the driving force in his life. He is willing to pay the ultimate price to share the love of God.
At the end there are actual clips (film) of Jim Elliot, the other missionaries, their families, and the Auca tribe. This is the perfect introduction the amazing story of Jim Elliot and the power of forgiveness.
Torchlighters Corrie Ten Boom is the story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family's struggle under German rule during World War II. Working to save the Jewish people who were being rounded-up and taken away, the Ten Boom family gave much to do what they felt was God's will. Corrie lost her family - her father and sister - to the imprisonment they endured.
But Corrie's story ended not in the loss of those she held dearest, but rather in forgiveness and the offer of comfort to those who experienced the war as she did and even those who were responsible for the suffering she endured.
Both these videos offer a hope in the eternal and the power of forgiveness and mercy. Presented in a form that children will understand and parents can enjoy with them. These are simplified versions of the lives of modern martyrs that are well done - educational and entertaining at the same time.
Perfect for the home or church library and an excellent tool for the home-schooling classroom.
I was provided a streaming video loan of these two titles in exchange for my review and tour participation.
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:
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