February 1, 2023

Free internet showing of The Mysterious Islands

New Zealand time Pre-movie 2-4pm this afternoon

Movie begins at 4pm New Zealand time.

see a clip of the movie at their website here. http://www.themysteriousislands.com/.

Here is a great review of The Mysterious Islands from the American Family Association. We watched this movie a couple of nights ago as well and it is excellent. Here is an opportunity for you to be able to watch it for free over the internet tonight – 7-9pm CST.  Well if you live in the Southern Hemisphere it is 2-4pm this afternoon

There is an exciting new movie out called The Mysterious Islands that is produced by Vision Forum. We ordered it and watched it last night, it is an excellent film contrasting and describing Charles Darwin’s trip and observations of the Galapagos Island with a recent trip that the Phillips family took to the Galapagos Islands.  The filming is exceptional and for those of you who love a good soundtrack this one is right up there. :) You can read more about it here http://www.visionforum.com/booksandmedia/productdetail.aspx?productid=47850&categoryid=216 and see a clip of the movie at their website here. http://www.themysteriousislands.com/.
Another exciting thing is that you can view it online free tonight courtesy of American Family Assoication.
You do have to register, but that is all.  You can register here. http://action.afa.net/Webcast/Default.aspx?id=2147489972

Watch a live interview with Doug Phillips online tonight, then stay tuned to enjoy “The Mysterious Islands”…for FREE! Courtesy of the American Family Association. You have to register, but there is no charge.  Tell all your friends!

Illinois time 7-9pm tonight

New Zealand time Pre-movie 2-4pm this afternoon

Movie begins at 4pm New Zealand time.

see a clip of the movie at their website here. http://www.themysteriousislands.com/.

In Christ,


Save 50% on Henty Classics Library, Plus 3 Books Free!

As I have traveled around New Zealand and in Melbourne recently several people have asked me about good books for boys.  Here is a great set and the free books are fantastic to. You can get a lot of these books at second hand stores, book fairs and garage sales etc.  Or you can get a nice set. If this seems like a huge outlay (it is for me) then why not find a few friends to go in with you to buy a few books. This is what I do and by doing it this way I have been able to collect a few books I have not been able to find at garage sales and book fairs etc.

Save 50% on Henty Classics Library, Plus 3 Books Free!

Henty the Indefatiguable! Best Price in America this Week
on Classic Boys Literature

Dear Friends:

For one week only, Vision Forum is pleased to offer you the best deal in America on one of the most important libraries of classic historical adventure novels in print today — the 20-Vol. Henty Best-Sellers Library!

Two Free Ballantyne Books!

My sons travel with me often. The books one usually finds in my eldest son’s pack include the Bible and a stash of Hentys. As a practical matter, G.A Henty has been a tool of the Lord to cultivate in my sons a ferocious passion for history and to impart to them an amazing retention of the facts of hundreds of key events in history. On dozens, if not hundreds of occasions, the Henty series has afforded me opportunities to engage my teenage sons in rich, meaningful conversations about the greatest events in history, the men behind the events, and the theology which drove those men. Whether the subject was ancient Egypt, the fall of the temple at Jerusalem, the Crusades, or the British colonization of India, the Henty historical fiction novels have been a source of never-ending blessed discussion in our home.

As a home-schooling father, I am deeply grateful for the role Henty has played in the lives of my sons. Henty books are fun, fact-filled, and downright manly. In my view, boys who read Henty are more inclined to love history and to aspire to manliness — two crucial needs in our present generation.

Henty-Inspired Bravery

G.A. Henty helped me survive the campaigns across Europe against Nazi Germany.
—Sgt. Clarence Cluff, Survivor, Juno Beach, D-Day

Two Boys, One Hundred and Forty Hentys!

Vision Forum staff historian Bill Potter interviewed Sgt. Clarence R.Cluff, a home-schooled boy who grew up to be one of the many heroes to hit the beaches fighting on D-1 during the Second World War. Cluff explained that, when the Germans counterattacked, he thought of the heroes from the many G.A. Henty historical fictions he had read — how cool they remained in combat, and how they never panicked. He knew if he kept his head and used common sense, the enemy could be defeated, even when his unit was outnumbered. With this in mind, he made his platoon construct firing slits in the sandbag defenses rather than just pile them up and shoot over the top. When required to only dig one-foot deep slit trenches, he made his men dig three feet. They complained every time about all the extra work, but they “were still around after the battle and many of their comrades who shot over the sandbags or only dug one foot trenches were no longer there.” His command had the lowest casualty rate in the regiment. He proudly declared: “G.A. Henty helped me survive the campaigns across Europe against Nazi Germany.”

Save 50% on 20-Vol. Henty Best-Sellers Library —
Sale Ends October 20th

20-Vol. Best-Sellers Collection

Now through October 26th, Vision Forum is pleased to offer the 20-Vol. Henty Classics Library at the best set price in America: 50% off the regular retail price! Purchase the 20-volume set and pay just $220. (Full retail value is $440 — $22 per book.). Additionally, the full 70-Volume G.A. Henty Library is also available at 50% off — only $770.

Offer good only while supplies last, and is not applicable to mail orders. Sets will ship in 10-12 days. Sale ends at midnight (CDT) on October 26th, CST.

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Extra Bonus When You Purchase During This Sale!

As an extra bonus, each purchase of the 20-Vol. Henty Best-Sellers Library, or the full 70-Volume G.A. Henty Library, will receive a free Guide to G. A. Henty, and will also receive two free books in the R.M. Ballantyne Adventure Library — The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa, and The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean. That’s a $54 value!

Offer good only while supplies last. Sets will ship in 10-12 days. Offer ends at midnight (CDT) on October 26th, CST.

Make September 8 a Family Day!

Make September 8 a Family Day!

Written by Linda Schrock Taylor
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 01:44

HomeschoolingI wouldn’t send my child to school on September 8, unless I had a strong death wish for America. On September 8, President Obama will be broadcasting a prepared speech to every school child, grades K-12, in America. On September 8, Obama the Change Agent begins his takeover of the schools…but not with my child, and hopefully not with yours.

Consider the implications of his grand plan. In a style typical of dictators, he is preempting the communications into every school in the nation. He has not sought the permission of parents or local school boards. He will not sign in at the office to get clearance and a visitor badge as everyone else must do.

As a parent, I expect the schools to notify me in writing if a controversial person or group would be making any kind of presentation. I could then decide whether to keep my child home, or ask that he be sent to the library to read during that time. But Barack Obama, with one huge broadcast, will dismiss the rights of everyone, ignore laws, and kick dust on the Constitution.

Parents will not be warned — except by a few like myself, Jeff Bennett at the Federal Observer, and others who stumbled upon the information that was sent to schools and teachers in advance of this controversial speech. The State will attempt to defend itself by pointing out that Obama will be encouraging children to work hard in school and learn all they can for a global economy. (He will cross his fingers behind his back  and then tell how he approves of citizens being well informed, better educated, and more active, but Acorn thugs at health care town halls have already proven such talk to be a travesty, at best.)

The problem with the usurpation of nationwide instructional time on September 8 is not so much the message, but the manner. What gives Obama the legal right to trod upon the Constitution in this, and other matters? Nothing gives him the right. But this time, his timing is excellent because….

There is no time like September 8, 2009, to begin homeschooling your children. There are a multitude of successful examples to follow. There are books to guide parents. There are web sites offering help, lesson plans, and worksheets. At Exodus Mandate, Ray Moore and his group encourage every Christian to remove their children from secular schools. I agree with them. Why should parents be expected to enroll their children in today’s unholy schools … schools run by people who deeply disapprove of students being taught that ethics, morals, and religion will be their personal, safe anchors in a frightening and deceitful world?

Other resources include the Home School Legal Defense Association. Visit their site to learn the homeschooling laws for your state. For suggestions on curriculum, teaching methods and more, visit my archives. Beware of reading programs that are as ineffective as the public schools and look into The Spalding Method. Learn how fuzzy progressive math is destroying the mathematical potential of millions of children and learn which books NOT to buy. Visit sites like The Well-Trained Mind, (Teaching the Trivium and  Vision Forum and in New Zealand the Home Education Foundation, NCHENZ, Home Education – NZ and NZ Home Education) for suggestions and support. Scour the Internet! The lives and educations of your children are worth every effort, every sacrifice, on your part.

Do not say, “We would like to but simply cannot.” Make the commitment and you will find a way. Look about you as you put together a homeschooling plan (contact us in NZ). Can grandparents give some or even much of the instruction? What about other relatives? Would neighbors be interested in forming a homeschooling co-op? Could members of your church work together to school the children of the congregation?  How much instruction could be done in the evenings after work days?  Bing the topic! Google the topic! Visit the library! Put an ad in the paper asking if there are others seeking to accomplish the same thing. (Come to these conferences in New Zealand over the next two weeks beginning 11 September in Christchurch ending 19 September in Auckland.)

On September 8, keep your children out of school (in support of the Americans doing this, to let the Government in New Zealand know that they had better not do this here) and take the whole family out for a great day of adventure and real learning. Better yet, on September 8, keep your children out of school and homeschool them for at least kindergarten through grade 12.

Linda Schrock Taylor
is a reading specialist and former public school teacher. She teaches English composition at a state university.

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SAICFF and CFA on YouTube now

Dear Friends,
The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) and the Christian Filmmakers Academy (CFA) are pleased to announce the inauguration of our very own YouTube channel dedicated to film clips and updates on past and future SAICFF events. The channel features television interviews, film clips from past and present semi-finalist films, and more.
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