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Torchlighters: The Augustine Story - .MP4 Digital Download

Introduce children to the story of Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune to become a voice for truth.

  • Item 501505V
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: Digital Video
  • Running Time: 35 min.

Alternate formats: DVD - $7.99

Retail: $14.99
Price: $2.99


  • Best Children's Film - Gold

    ICVM Crown Awards, June 2013


Bright, young Augustine thinks his mother’s religion is foolishness. With his “superior” intellect to 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 the rising tide of Christianity’s influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and angry, armed soldiers on the other, Augustine must choose whom he will serve.

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.

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DVD Special Features:
• English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles
• Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
• Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more
• More activities for children at and

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Editorial Reviews

Intended for young Christians ages 8-12, The Augustine Story is an animated children's DVD about a noble figure in early Christianity. Augustine was a talented young man who rebelled against his devout Christian mother. Seeking his fortune in the city of Rome, he earned a position as "The Voice of the Emperor," with money and luxury. When the empire is about to seize the Christian basilica, Augustine must give a pivotal speech against Christianity. At a crossroads in life, he must choose whether he will serve the Empire or his own faith, and that of his mother. An inspirational tale of standing up for one's convictions, The Augustine Story is a worthy entrant in the The Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith DVD series, highly recommended.

A voice for truth: The dramatic story of St. Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune in fourth-century Rome and Milan to become one of the greatest theologians of the church, is chronicled in The Augustine Story. The latest 30-minute animated biography in The Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith line is distributed by Vision Video. The series is aimed at children, aged 8-12.

Customer Reviews

- Favorite Children's Series!

This is my favorite children's series, bar none. I think that my wife and I enjoyed the DVD's as much as the children. Please produce more of these!

- Torchlighter Series

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for producing these DVD's!! Our 3 children (aged 6, 4 and 2) watch them constantly and it cheers our hearts to hear them play Amy Carmichael rescuing Preena instead of Cinderella and Snow White! (in fact our 2 year old son goes around the house yelling, "let me go, let me go!" which he learned from that movie!). We wanted something in our home that would enrich our children's lives and give them missionary hearts, and these movies do that perfectly. We have recommended them to all the families we know who have children. We are already looking forward to John Wesley!

- Torchlighter Series

Our family has watched your DVD's for years and we have been SO blessed by your materials!! We are so grateful that you've provided a Christian look at history, showed us stories of brave Christians, and built our faith — one episode at a time. And we thank you for stepping up to do this and providing <b>excellent</b> children's DVD's — a very rare thing indeed!
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