THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY

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Release Date: September 26, 2011

Starring: Unknown

Genre: Animated/Biography

Audience: All ages

Rating: ** CHRISTIAN DVD GUIDE **

Runtime: 30 minutes

Distributor: Vision Video

Director: Unknown

Executive Producer: N/A

Producer: Christian History Institute

Writer: Unknown

Address Comments To:

Bill Curtis
Vision Video
P.O. Box 540
Worcester, PA 19490
Phone: (610) 584-3500; Fax: (610) 584-6643
Website: www.visionvideo.com; Email: info@visionvideo.com

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, AA, M) Very strong Christian, moral worldview about the foundation of the Salvation Army and the positive effect on the world; no foul language; some cartoon fighting, a hanging not shown; no sex; no nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; no smoking or drugs; and, lying and theft.


Summary:

THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is a wonderful, dramatic animated video short for children age 8-12 about the Christian founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth. THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is very compelling and has a great character arc and a wonderful plot, with one of the most uplifting stories in a long time.


Review:

THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is an excellent addition to a series of animated videos called THE TORCHLIGHTERS: HEROES OF THE FAITH. It’s aimed at introducing children 8-12 to the true-life heroes from Christian history. Although the animation is simple, the story is powerful and dramatic.
The movie opens in 1861 in the hardscrabble, sin-filled East End of East London. Alcoholism, theft, homelessness, prostitution, and other sinful vices abound. William Booth refuses to be promoted as a preacher and teacher in his church because he wants to take the Gospel to the people on the street. When he does so, he’s confronted by the thieves, alcoholics, and ruffians of the East End. His only weapon is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while his adversaries have clubs, knives, and guns. Can Booth start the Salvation Army and win the war against sin?
For a short animated video, THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is very compelling. It has a great character arc and a wonderful plot. Though it deals with tough subjects – alcohol abuse, street fighting, and ladies of the night, none of this is shown in a salacious manner, but it does show people being transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is one of the most uplifting movies in a long time. It’s highly recommended by Movieguide®.
THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY also comes in a Spanish-language version. There’s also a documentary that’s abridged from the full-length movie, OUR PEOPLE: THE STORY OF WILLIAM AND CATHERINE BOOTH.


In Brief:

THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is an excellent addition to a series of animated videos from Vision Video called THE TORCHLIGHTERS: HEROES OF THE FAITH. It’s aimed at introducing children 8-12 to the true-life heroes from Christian history. The movie opens in 1861 in the hardscrabble, sin-filled East End London. Alcoholism, theft, homelessness, and other sinful vices abound. William Booth refuses to be promoted as a preacher and teacher in his church because he wants to take the Gospel to the people on the street. When he does so, he’s confronted by the thieves, alcoholics, and ruffians of the East End. His only weapon is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while his adversaries have clubs, knives, and guns.
For a short animated video, THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is very compelling. It has a great character arc and a wonderful plot. Though it deals with tough subjects – alcohol abuse, street fighting, and ladies of the night – none of this is shown in a salacious manner. But, it does show people being transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. THE WILLIAM BOOTH STORY is one of the most uplifting movies in a long time.