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Kids of Courage resources help parents and educators teach children ages 5 to 13 about persecuted Christians around the world, and provide opportunities for the children to serve and pray for them.

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Tyndale

The Torchlighters: The William Tyndale Story

by Torchlighters

30-minute animated DVD, plus a documentary and other features

Living as a hunted fugitive has its challenges. King Henry VIII has ordered his bounty hunters to track William Tyndale down, and William can almost feel them closing in.

William Tyndale’s calling is to right a great wrong. Church and government authorities have made it illegal to read, write or even speak the sacred Scriptures in English. The most important book ever written is being kept from all but the most educated and powerful people of the day. Sensing that God’s Word is for all people, William defies the authorities and begins the difficult and dangerous work of translating the Old and New Testaments.

This episode of Torchlighters follows William’s adventures as he works in secret to complete his task. Friends and allies will help him along, but enemies may be lurking behind any corner. Children will be challenged by the story of how William risks his life to bring God’s word to England. When they see the sacrifice William is willing to make so that others may read the Bible, their appreciation for the Scriptures will increase.

Description from Torchlighters.org

The Torchlighters: The William Tyndale Story is available at VOM Books.

What other Kids of Courage resources are available?

Torchlighters DVDs
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Children learn about real-life Christian heroes who withstood persecution. Each DVD includes and animated 30-minute feature, a full-length documentary, and English and Spanish tracks. Topics include Richard Wurmbrand, John Bunyan, Jim Elliot, William Tyndale, Gladys Aylward, Eric Liddell, Perpetua, William Booth, Amy Carmichael, Samuel Morris, Augustine and Corrie ten Boom. You can see short clips of selected Torchlighters DVDs in the video section of this site. For more information about the DVDs, visit VOMBooks.com.
Hardcover Picture Books
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Stories with colorful illustrations introduce children to the lives of noted Christians who have inspired believers throughout the years.

Titles include:

Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma by Janet and Geoff Benge
Burma
America’s first missionary overseas persevered through intense obstacles to spread the gospel among the Burmese people. (Paperback, 232 pages)
Bold Believers Activity Books
China
Bold Believers activity books include activity books with 40+ pages of stories, color photos, activities, and cultural information about one topic or country. The books are available to download for free on this site. Registration is required to download the activity books. A sample activity book is available for a free download without registration.
Learning About Islam
Islam
Learning About Islam helps parents and teachers share the truth about Islam from a Christian perspective with students age 8 and up. The book is available as a free download on this site.
Kids of Courage Newsletters
Newsletters
The Kids of Courage quarterly newsletter was printed from 1996 to 2011. It is no longer published. Selected past issues are available in the Downloads section of this site.
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church lesson plans for several years are available for free in the Downloads section of this site. The lesson plans are appropriate for Sunday school or other group lessons at any time of the year.

The VOM Bookstore features other resources for families and children.