Introduce children to the story of Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune to become a voice for truth.
Media Type: DVD
Running Time: 35 min.
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.
For more information on the Torchlighters series, visit www.torchlighters.org.
DVD Special Features:
• English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles?
• Augustine: A Voice for all Generations, a 55-minute documentary
• 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 www.torchlighters.org and www.kidsofcourage.com
Midwest Book Review, April 2013
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.
Christian Retailing June, 2013
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.
Movieguide Feb 2013
The Augustine Story is an animated movie for children that comes from The Torchlighters series from the Christian History Institute and Vision Video. The Torchlighters series is a compilation of short movies that help teach children and families about Christian heroes in history. The Augustine Story begins with Augustine leaving his home for Rome to be a great intellectual teacher. His mother, Monica, in the meantime prays constantly for Augustine. In Rome, Augustine’s reputation as a great debater gets him placed as the Emperor’s spokesperson in Milan, the capitol city at the time. The Emperor’s manipulative mother sends Augustine to destroy the Christian Bishop Ambrose’s influence over the people. As Augustine seeks to find arguments to use against Ambrose, the Emperor’s mother prepares to take over Ambrose’s church by force. All they need Augustine to do is convince the people that Ambrose is a fake. However, Augustine decides to stand for the church against the empire. He loses his position as the Emperor’s spokesperson and is soon converted to Christianity. The influence of his teaching and preaching grows and affects the whole world. The Augustine Story is a fantastic short video for children. It teaches children about history and great biblical lessons for life. The video is written and animated in a very entertaining way that even adults will enjoy. Filled with humor, suspense and good lessons, The Augustine Story has no objectionable content and is a great video for the whole family. The DVD contains a huge bonus, an insightful 58-minute documentary about Augustine, including further information about his mother, Monica, Bishop Ambrose and Augustine’s conversion to Christianity. The Augustine Story is a fantastic short video for children. It teaches them history and great biblical lessons for life. The video is written and animated in a very entertaining way that even adults will enjoy. Filled with humor, suspense and positive lessons, The Augustine Story has no objectionable content. It’s a great video for the whole family.