The fiery monk whose 95 Theses sparked the Reformation. In a world ruled by the church, all it took was one little nail, one well-written scroll, and one sharp-tongued monk to turn everything upside-down! Martin Luther didn’t mean to spark the Reformation with his 95 Theses, but his realization that salvation comes through faith and not works ignited the revolution that changed the world.
Introduce children to the story of Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune to become a voice for truth.
This set of four DVDs from the award-winning Torchlighters series of animated DVDs for children, highlights four historic missionary heroes: Samuel Morris, Jim Elliot, Gladys Aylward and Amy Carmichael.
The African youth who inspired a generation. Young Prince Kaboo knows his fate is sealed. Since his father can no longer meet his captors' ransom demands, Kaboo is to be tortured until death. But a bigger plan is about to unfold!
Introduce children to the story of Corrie ten Boom, who helped protect Jews from the Nazi regime during World War II. An amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness.
Colossal Tales (Being Yourself) -- A new student spells competitive trouble for Carlos and Sluggy and catapults our hero into a tangled web of deception and lies.
Cheater Critters (Honesty) -- Carlos would rather play computer games than study for his upcoming exams. He decides to follow Sluggy and cheat his way to good grades. When his deceit is exposed, he learns that dishonesty doesn't pay! This episode teaches about the negative consequences of cheating and the benefit of good study and honest work habits.
Hocus Bogus (Honest Choices and Hard Work) -- It's time for the most exciting event of the year: the State Fair! But the bugs have no money. While most try to raise funds through a charity event, Carlos and Sluggy use questionable means to try and get the money they need. Children will learn the importance of honest choices, diligence, and hard work in achieving lasting goals.
Topsy Turvy (Responsibility) -- The town's residents slack off their responsibilities to pursue music careers, professional leapfrogging and martial arts, leaving Carlos alone to face a near disaster.
No Prize Surprise (Appreciation for what we have) -- Carlos has a gleam in his eye for a cool gadget just like Sluggy's. A blunder of the mouth boomerangs back to Carlos, bringing him to his senses as to the real treasures he possesses.
Litterbug (Care of the environment) -- While the rest of their schoolmates participate in cleaning their school grounds, Carlos and Antonio give everyone the slip and head out for a day of fun in the sun at the local beach. Little do they realize, however, that while they are away, their busy friends experience an earth-shattering event as giant-sized objects begin to pelt the town!
Buggy Bigbucks (Contentment) -- When Carlos finds a lottery ticket and wins what he thinks is a large fortune, his life suddenly takes a new twist! Sluggy becomes his new best friend and teaches him the ropes of the rich life! All seems well until Carlos finds out that his winnings are not as much as he had expected and that being liked by others has little to do with money.
Ultrabug (True Heroism) -- The peaceful town of Mogan is disrupted by the sudden appearance of a costumed duo of super-heroes: Ultrabug and Wonderbug, his faithful helper! Unbeknown to these masked “heroes,” their well-intentioned capers result in a series of mishaps causing some of the town residents to set up a trap for their capture.
Bug-A-Boo (Safe Viewing) -- Carlos and his friends are off to a weekend of fun on a school camping trip! But the outing takes a twist as a dare to watch a series of “scary movies” sets the imagination of the student bugs awhirl. Suddenly the fun adventure doesn’t seem so fun after all. Additionally, a plan by Sluggy to embarrass Carlos by showing him to be a “scaredy bug” backfires in a big way!
Batter Chatter (The Dangers of Gossip) -- When a pie competition is announced, the bugs all get right to work, each hoping that they’ll be the one to bake the winning pie. When Carlos spies Lety meeting with the local chef, and suddenly Fleacia’s famous family pie recipe goes missing, he jumps to a far-fetched conclusion which spreads like wildfire.
Buggy Breakup (The Importance of Teamwork) -- Things are going just peachy when all the bug students begin to work together on a school float to collect food for a charity event. However, everything starts to go awry when they lose sight of the goal and begin to compete against each other, thanks to Sluggy’s subtle pairing of each bug against the other. Meanwhile, he is secretly creating his own float, a tribute to his own greatness!
On this trek, Stevie is going to discover who the real Messiah is, where he came from, and how God would use him to fulfill his promises to the descendants of Abraham. Come along and travel through the ancient land of Israel, solve this mystery, and discover how God uses one family to keep a promise designed for the whole world!
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 twelve episodes.
Pressure to follow public opinion couldn't get much stronger. National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland's pride and joy. The entire country is eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the rest of the world and bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won't race on Sunday because of his religious convictions, 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.
The missionary who led 100 orphans 100 miles to safety through war-torn China.
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.
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. What will her decision be? This episode of Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith presents one of the most influential, true stories of the Early Church.
In war-torn Romania, there is only one way for churches to get the protection of the government: give their support and allegiance to the communists who are in control. Instead, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand chooses to speak up for Christ, thereby placing his own life and the lives of his family in great danger. When Richard’s choice lands him in a communist prison, his faith and witness are tested to the limits. See how this Torchlighter’s amazing story continues to impact the world today.
As little Preena is snatched away from the most gentle woman she has seen in months, she wonders how she will ever again find a way out of the temple, where she is held against her will. How will she find the missionary known as Amy Carmichael, the one who wears a cross and serves a different sort of God? Meanwhile, Amy is also 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?