Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were the first missionaries from the United States. The young couple set out for Burma where they worked to reach souls in a land where professing Christ would mean certain death.
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.
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. As Pope Leo X hounds and fights him at every turn, will Luther have the courage to stand strong—even to death? Find out with the fifteenth episode of the Torchlighters, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation!
Amy Carmichael is consumed by the awful truth she has learned about the plight of the “temple girls” of India. Will Amy’s faithful determination be enough to free these girls from the powerful Indian customs and superstitions that keep them hostage?
Introduce children to the story of Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune to become a voice for truth.
National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland's pride and joy. 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. Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II.
With World War 2 raging about her and soldiers closing in, the wounded missionary Gladys Aylward sets out on the most difficult journey of her life -- a 100-mile trek with 100 orphans to a safe haven.
Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who had never heard it. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he and his colleagues would face in the jungles of Ecuador.
John Bunyan spends his days in prison, separated from his wife and children. If only he would agree to stop preaching, then Bunyan could walk out a free man! Why does he choose to stay in jail?
Learn about John Wesley in this action-paced episode of The Torchlighters, featuring the founder of the Methodist movement.
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 with a simple offering of incense in honor to the Roman gods. What will her decision be?
In war-torn Romania, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand chooses to speak up for Christ, thereby placing his own life and the lives of his family in great danger. When Wurmbrand’s choice lands him in a communist prison, his faith and witness are tested to the limits.
Young Robert Jermain Thomas is a promising Welsh minister with a gift for new languages. For Robert, there is no doubt God wants him to use his abilities to bring the Gospel of Jesus to the Far East. But when he suffers tragedy in China, Robert loses direction and hope. That is, until he meets two Christian fishermen from the "Hermit Kingdom" of Korea who want to know more. Though Christianity is illegal and Westerners forbidden, Robert has a new mission: to bring the Word of God to the Korean people, no matter the cost. What will Robert have to sacrifice to share God's Word with Korea?
Since his father can no longer meet his captors' ransom demands, Kaboo is to be tortured until death. The dramatic events that follow lead the boy prince to take the new name, "Samuel Morris." Nothing will stop Samuel from sharing his growing faith with all who will listen.
The action-packed story behind the founding of The Salvation Army. William Booth is determined to bring life-changing Gospel to one of England's most troubled neighborhoods, London's East End.
William Tyndale tops King Henry VIII's "Most Wanted" list and is being pursued across Europe. What crime did Tyndale committ? William Tyndale's "crime" is translating the Bible into English for the common people. Is he willing to risk his life for this cause?