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New Henty Audio Theater Awakens Your Child's Love of Learning, History And Adventure!
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Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." And Napoleon said, "Imagination rules the world."
These were men of enormous accomplishment and lauded by many as geniuses.
So, if they thought so much of the power of imagination, it must have some merit.
Jesus himself often spoke in parables, knowing that communication is always most effective when found in story form. Could you imagine a story about the mustard seed and not being able to imagine what that story is about and how it applies to every day.
And if that's the case, we as parents (and grandparents) have a real dilemma on our hands when it comes to our children's future.
Let Me Explain...
Our children are living in a world that is increasingly bombarding them with visual imagery. And the effect of all this visual imagery (television, video games, online videos, et cetera) and all other kinds of image-based "education" and entertainment really create a world that's highly artificial.
And this highly artificial world, quite literally...
Shuts Down Their Imagination!
And that's a real problem, because, as The Wall Street Journal stated in an article titled, "The Power of Magical Thinking"...
"Imagination is necessary for learning about people and events we don't directly experience, such as history or events on the other side of the world. For young kids, it allows them to ponder the future, such as what they want to do when they grow up."
And our school system is not helping the situation at all.
As one prominent educator put it, "... excessive visual stimulation is destroying the minds of our children. Unfortunately, the single greatest casualty is the child's imagination."
So What Can We (As Parents) Do To Protect Our Children From This Force-Fed, Brain-Numbing Visual Onslaught?
That's where a revolutionary form of audio learning (called audio theatre) comes in.
Audio theatre--just like reading, but in a more fun, entertaining and engaging way--allows children to tap into, exercise and build their imagination by letting them create their own self-generated visual images and mental movies which...
Are ThenPlayed In The Theatre Of Their Mind!
The audio theatre format lends itself to learning and thinking, not to mention mental and spiritual growth. This is especially true compared to video.
And here's why:
Audio actually activates the left (or thinking) side of the brain. On the other hand, vivid visual stimulation by contrast shuts down a child's ability to think and instead activates (through the right side of the brain) the child's pleasure seeking side.
This is especially true of well-done, graphically-strong visual stimulation where video does all the creative work for the child...
Leaving NOTHING To The Imagination... And... NOTHING For The Brain To Do!
Simply put, audio learning--in the audio theatre format--creates a whole different (better) type of brain chemistry.
Hi, my name is Bill Heid. I run a medium-sized technology and information publishing company in the Midwest. I am, perhaps like you, a parent (and grandparent). And, over the last decade or so I have become increasingly concerned about where our country (and the world) is headed in general... but specifically... as it relates to our children.
So much so, over the past couple of years I undertook a project to help counter all the negative programming our kids are being bombarded with on a daily basis... especially the mind-numbing visual programming.
Here's What I Did:
I took a group of employees--including my son Nick--to London and reproduced G.A. Henty's adventure book, Under Drake's Flag: A Tale Of The Spanish Main in audio theatre format. I spared no expense in hiring some of the finest English actors... most of whom are in the Shakespearian theatre and movies over there. And, as a special treat, we were able to convince prominent British actor Brian Blessed to join our team as the narrator. Many listeners may recognize Brian from his previous roles in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Disney’s Tarzan, and he even played the role of Lord Locksley in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Brian is a friend of the Queen and quite an adventurer in his own right. He has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times (without oxygen)... and... will make another attempt next year at 77-years-old!. He is also the oldest man to trek to the North Magnetic pole on foot. So, it was a real treat to have him narrate one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.
In addition, the production crew we hired was top notch... including... award-winning composer John Campbell who did the original score for C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia... which... is a classic of children's literature that has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages. We were very fortunate to have him score original music for this epic adventure story.
But Who Is G.A. Henty?
G.A. (George Alfred) Henty was a prolific English novelist and special correspondent (or what we now call a war correspondent).
He wrote more than 120 novels and is best known for his historical adventure stories that were written for children. Popular in the late 19th Century, these books have regained an enormous resurgence of popularity today among Christian and homeschooling families.
The reason being: Henty's stories--through thought and deed--encourage children to cultivate and display the virtues of courage, bravery, honesty, adventure, resourcefulness, self-reliance, persistence, ambition, curiosity, compassion and so much more.
All of which are positive traits a child needs in this ever-changing, highly-unpredictable world we live in today, and the world they will face tomorrow.
And, the exact opposite of what they're getting from our out-of-control, narcissistic or "me" culture being force-fed to them daily from nearly every conceivable source.
A lot of famous people have been impacted by the Henty books. Louis Lamour, Agatha Christie, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Winston Churchill, Christopher Lee, J. Paul Getty, General "Monty" Montgomery and John Le Carre to name just a few.
Here's what author and historian George Grant said about Henty...
"Apparently, his virtuosity knew no bounds. The action-packed stories of courage, tenacity, and providential faithfulness left me as breathless and enthused reading them as an adult as they did some thirty years ago."
And Why Choose Henty's "Under Drake's Flag" ?
Here are 7greatreasons why we chose this remarkable adventure book...
Great Reason #1:BuildsMoral Character. Under Drake's Flag provides an extraordinary opportunity to build moral character in children. G.A. Henty wrote his books during a period of time when Christianity was assumed to be true. The main theme in Under Drake's Flag (as in all of G.A. Henty's books) is that good things come from patience, commitment and keeping your promises. And, Under Drake's Flag is an adventure that's more than just character building... it's a fun, swashbuckling adventure that gives kids life lessons that encourage making the right choices later on in life.
Great Reason #2: Helps Children Develop A Love of History.
One of the biggest problems in America today is that we have lost our sense of history. We've forgotten who we are and lost our identity. The sad truth is... as American Christians, we've forgotten what our great legacy is. This is no small thing. Just as Rome lost her way and collapsed from within, America is now perched headlong on the abyss because of our collective amnesia.
What all this means is... there has never been a better time to activate your child's love of history. It's a small investment in your child's future that will create a huge payback spiritually and intellectually.
Hidden in the Under Drake's Flag adventure is a remarkable history lesson that's exciting and extremely educational. And, it's produced in a way that...
Under Drake’s Flag Makes Travel Time... Fun Time!
Brings History To Life For Your Children In An Interesting And Fun Way!
Your child will soak up this story, ask questions and want to know more about history. And, to help open up and facilitate communication between you and your child... a study guide is included.
Great Reason #3: Best Way For Children To Learn -- In Under Drake's Flag, the lessons come by example and in story form. We all seem to learn best when lessons are presented in story form. And as any parent or teacher knows well, direct teaching and "lecturing" are far less effective. Jesus used parables to teach for a reason. (The stories and lessons become extremely "sticky" when they're about someone else.)
In Drake's adventure there are truths your child will pick up naturally and effortlessly because they are woven seamlessly into the narrative.
Great Reason #4: Develops Self-Reliance In Your Children -- One of the main lessons in Under Drake's Flag is that of self-reliance and being able to take care of oneself as a first step towards learning how to help others. It's a fact that you can't give someone something that you yourself lack.
In a world where the many want something for nothing, Henty encourages children to have patience, perseverance... and... to go the extra mile in helping your fellow man.
Great Reason #5: Role Models That Help To Raise Children -- When it comes to raising kids in today's culture... it's definitely a challenge. Your child receives--literally--thousands of messages every day in all sorts of media forms encouraging them to consistently take the low-road. Under Drake's Flag serves as a strong dose of "mental health food" in a world where toxic, "mental junk food" is the norm.
Let's face it: Parents (and grandparents) really are engaged in a daily battle for the hearts and minds of our children. Under Drake's Flag is a powerful tool in that battle.
Great Reason #6: Help For Parents In "The Critical Years." As a parent, it should be obvious that the time you're given to affect your child's character is indeed limited. Kids grow up and go their own way very quickly. God has given us parents "stewardship" over our kids for a time and, as such, expects us to "train our children up in the way that they should go." Under Drake's Flag will not only captivate your child's heart and mind, it will draw your child to real heroes during the critical years.
Great Reason #7: Critics are saying that Under Drake's Flag is the single best "swashbuckling" audio theater ever made and arguably the best sound design work since Narnia. A true, rip-roaring adventure story highlighted by great acting and off-the-charts audio engineering makes this an instant classic.
Here's The Best Part
Original Music: The production crew we hired was top notch... including... award-winning composer John Campbell who wrote the original score for C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia... which... is a classic of children's literature that has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages. John regularly does music for Disney, Fox and the truth is... even foreign nations come to John for compositions when they need special music to celebrate huge national events! We were very fortunate to have him score original music for this epic adventure story.
Here's what John Campbell had to say about the new Under Drake's Flag audio theater presentation.
Sound Design: Our sound design project engineer was Mark Drury. Mark is the winner of a Peabody award for his work on the Dietrich Bonhoeffer audio drama and is one of the best sound design men alive today. He's worked on a lot of incredible sound design projects including Adventures In Odyssey, Narnia and Lamplighter Theatre just to name a few. Mark told me that Under Drake's Flag was one of the biggest projects that he's ever worked on and that he believes we have almost 1000totalhours of very sophisticated sound design invested in Under Drake's Flag including the first ever "shark attack" done in audio theatre. If you liked the sound effects in Narnia... you'll love Under Drake's Flag.
Here's what Mark Drury had to say about the new Under Drake's Flag audio theater presentation.
Story Adaptation: John Fornof is becoming known as "That Radio Drama Guy." When he was kid, he clutched his Panasonic RQ309S cassette tape machine close to his heart, and with his dad's encouragement, started making his own radio adventures. His dream was to grow up to write and produce radio dramas. Sadly, no one was doing radio dramas anymore. It was sort of like, "Hey, when I grow up, I want to be a telegraph operator!"
Fast forward the tape machine to 1997. John was invited to write for the Adventures in Odyssey radio show--literally, his dream job. Since then, God has opened up opportunities for John to work on 8 different audio drama series. He's written over 114 episodes. John's also a published author with Zondervan and Thomas Nelson and has won two regional Emmy awards for his television documentaries.
In 2009, he was asked to help launch Lamplighter Theatre with Mark Hamby. This popular program has grown to over 1700 radio stations in 27 countries. John's latest masterpiece: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty.
Here's what John Fornof had to say about the new Under Drake's Flag audio theater presentation.
Sir Francis Drake Changed The World!
Truly, Sir Francis Drake was an English adventurer par excellence. Among his many exploits, he was the first English explorer to circumnavigate the globe from 1577 to 1580. And, although Drake was a man with flaws, he consistently made good choices when faced with tough decisions... many of which were life or death. Even his prayers were amazing and inspirational. Here's one of his classics:
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little, When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.
Just reading this prayer gives you a small but extremely potent dose of who this man was and the profound faith he had. And, believe it or not, his impact on American history is equally large.
One biographer even said, "Without Sir Francis Drake, the United States as we know it today simply would not exist. You see, the Pope at that time had given North and South American exclusively to Portugal and Spain. Drake, through his daring exploits effectively cut North America off from Spain. He literally, almost singlehandedly, destroyed the Spanish Armada which was the most powerful naval force in the world at that time. This secured the early English settlement of America."
Makes Family Story Time Easy!
In any case, in addition to the reasons above, this two-hour, two-CD audio theatre version of Under Drake's Flag will also help you...
Make the most of your daily "drive time" by giving your child something to listen to that is a positive learning experience!
Counter the propaganda and revisionist version of history taught in many schools today!
Create family story time and/or table talk at the end of day! (For example: Your children can sit and listen while you prepare dinner.)
Opens the door for deliberate pursuing of character development!
Participate with your children in historically based entertainment that stimulates the imagination and feeds a sense of adventure!
Learn alongside your children about the great men of our past!
Teach life lessons while learning history... which... enables you and your children to understand and better "connect the dots" for today's current events!
Instill the fact that nothing is free and the best things in life require sacrifice. (This story illustrates how real heroes with godly characteristics changed the world following Biblical principles. Principles that are tried and true... and... just as practical for today as they have been throughout history.)
And much, much more
Rave Reviews for Under Drake's Flag
"Phenomenal... just phenomenal... Under Drake's Flag is a 'rip roaring' adventure story that teaches foundational moral values and brings 'true' Christian history to life... There's simply nothing like it... Give your kids and grandkids, Under Drake's Flag this Christmas" -- Glenn Beck
"Brilliant. Adventurous. Action-packed. Meaningful. A MUST HAVE!" -- Beecher Proch, Marketing and Development at Lamplighter Publishing; Co-Founder of Broch Productions
"Being familiar with the work of G.A. Henty, when I learned of this project I was compelled to order immediately! We listened together as a family and my expectations were blown away. This stirring adventure creatively draws out of children and grown-ups alike the greatness for which we were created!" -- Jeremy Brakenhoff, President and CEO of SilverSaver.com
"Quite frankly, it's phenomenal. It blends history, action, and romance into a gripping story that has the effect on the imagination of watching an epic blockbuster." -- Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter, To End All Wars; Author of the bestselling, Chronicles of the Nephilim
"Dramatic and artistic excellence continues to rise! Under Drake's Flaghas all of the dramatic and moral themes that will capture the heart and imagination of every child and adult. In a day when the imagination has been replaced by Hollywood's distortions, this is a story that will be used as tool for awakening the heart and the mind." Mark Hamby, Founder and Executive producer for Lamplighter Theatre
"Wow! Under Drake's Flag is exciting and wonderfully produced!" -- Katie Leigh – Voice of Connie Kendall from Adventures in Odyssey, also featured in Despicable Me and Babe: In The City.
"A great family activity since each chapter is short enough for a single listening session." -- Cathy Duffy, Curriculum Specialist, CathyDuffyReviews.com
"...Surpassed by far all of my expectations..." -- Colin Gunn, Producer of Indoctrination
"Utterly Magnificent! My only regret is that it came to an end." -- Andrea Schwartz, Director of the Chalcedon Teacher Training Institute
"He was a man who constantly lived life with unwavering Christian character and conviction." -- Michael Turner, Author of In Drakes Wake
"...grand slam of a production! ... full of action, adventure and drama... powerful morals of honor, chivalry, and reliance on God." - J.D. Sutter, Audio Theatre Central
"I have to say I was beyond impressed! The cast of voice actors, to include the instantly recognizable voice of Brian Blessed, and the production team did a stellar job of bringing an excellent book to life. The extraordinary quality is immediately apparent between the sound effects, the music to the script and cast... I could easily imagine I was on a ship in the midst of a naval battle or sailing across the ocean." -- Captain Sean Fullan
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This new audio drama makes a great gift and is perfect for passing on timeless values to the next generation. Under Drake's Flag is true "living history" that will ignite a passion for living boldly in God's world. Perhaps you have an immediate family member (child or adult) who could use this type of encouragement right now.
Or, maybe you have a niece, nephew or even a friend (or friends) from church that might find this program life-changing. I don't know. But I do know you rarely get a second chance to influence someone's life in a positive way. (Time goes by so quickly!) That's why I started my kids with the Henty books early on. And I guess that's why they're doing the same thing with their children.
Here's Why The Family Four-Pack Is Such A Great Deal!
Plus, when you order "The Family Four-Pack" right now, you'll also receive the following Under Drake's Flag Free Bonuses (valued at $200):
FreeBonus#1: Free E-Book copy of Bill Heid's newest book "Echoes Of The Dragon's Drums" detailing the remarkable life of Sir Francis Drake... who many say is "God's most faithful captain". Over 100 pages recovering the lost history of one of the most amazing lives ever lived. (A $20.00 value.)
FreeBonus#2: The Under Drake's Flag Soundtrack MP3 download. Contains all the original music by Emmy-winning composer John Campbell. John did the original score for C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia... which... is a classic of children's literature that has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages... and... he insists the Under Drake's Flag soundtrack is some of his best work ever. (A $20.00 value.)
FreeBonus#3: G.A. Henty's original Under Drake's Flag E-Book with all new colorful graphics. I had my graphic design team go in and redesign and illustrate the original book to help bring the text and the story to life. (A $20.00 value.)
FreeBonus#4: An information-packed, 2-lecture MP3 set titled, "The Real Sir Francis Drake." Discover what made Sir Francis Drake one of the most courageous explorers to ever live. This teaching lecture features author and explorer Michael Turner, one of the world's leading experts on Sir Francis Drake. (A $30.00 value.)
FreeBonus#5: The complete Under Drake's Flag E-Study Guide and Discussion Starter. 30 pages of Under Drake's Flag discussion points, history-learning guides and story-related Bible study. Designed by Christian educators as a complete story curriculum to complement the Under Drake's Flag audio presentation. The study guide provides great ways to talk to your kids about the lessons learned in Under Drake's Flag and how they can be incorporated into their day-to-day life. (A $20.00 value.)
FreeBonus#6: A beautiful, printable copy of Drake's Prayer. This prayer is one of the most challenging and motivational prayers ever written. When read in the studio by the man playing Sir Francis Drake, the other actors were genuinely taken aback by the character and depth of this mighty prayer. This prayer will excite, challenge and motivate for a lifetime. Simply print and frame for timeless inspiration. (A $10.00 value.)
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P.P.P.S. One last thing: Here's one of my favorite quotes, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." It's by Frederick Douglass and I think it embodies what I'm trying to say to you here. That is, it's my belief that if we take the role of active parenting during "the critical years" we can grow strong children with godly moral compasses.
And, it's also my belief, that the Henty books are a very good place to start. I urge you to at least give them a try starting with our production of Under Drake's Flag. Remember, I'm shouldering all the risk. You're either satisfied or you can return Under Drake's Flag within 90 days for a full refund. Order now!