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Spanish: Teen guide aims to serve ‘overlooked’ market PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 10 November 2008 12:00 AM EST

Helping teenage girls recognize and overcome Satan’s lies is the theme of a new book that releases next month from Editorial Portavoz, Kregel’s Spanish imprint.

Mentiras que las jóvenes creen y la verdad que las hace libres (Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, 978-0-825-41202-5, $10.99) by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Dannah Gresh will release Dec. 31, having debuted in English from Moody Publishers in February 2008.

“We selected this book to publish because we intentionally want to provide solid Christian material to a market that has been generally overlooked in Spanish Christian publishing—the youth market,” explained Cathy Vila, sales and marketing director at Portavoz. “This book was written with teenagers in mind and is just what is needed to help young women without talking down to them.

“The lies that the authors talk about are universal—they cross the culture barrier—Satan’s lies affect everyone, everywhere,” she added. “The authors both believe that the vast majority of Christian young women are suffering the consequences of believing the lies they see all over television, in movies and on the Internet.”

As part of their research, the authors conducted a survey in 10 cities. They considered the responses of more than 1,000 young women, Vila said.

“They uncovered 25 of the most commonly believed lies. ... The consequences of believing these lies can be broken relationships, fear, depression and guilt—and that’s just the beginning,” she said.
Vila added that the authors are “well-equipped to lead young women in the skills and the truths of Scripture that overcome those lies.”

To order, call 877-733-2607, e-mail, or visit

Spanish: Believers urged to pursue their dreams PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harold Goerzen   
Monday, 10 November 2008 12:00 AM EST

Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Jentezen Franklin challenges believers to pursue their God-given dreams in Crea que usted puede: Muévase con tenacidad hacia el sueño que Dios le ha dado (Believe That You Can: Moving With Faith and Persistence to the Dream God Has Given You, 978-1-599-79430-3, $10.99), released by Casa Creación last month.

Crea que usted puede emphasizes the supernatural power of dreams. Franklin shows how biblical characters took hold of the dreams and visions God gave them and didn’t let go until they came to pass. He also reveals three hindrances that can stop a dream from being fulfilled.

‘Little Leaders’ open young ears to languages PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 November 2008 07:00 PM EST

A developmental DVD series that aims to give young viewers global awareness as well as biblical foundations begins distribution to Christian retail this month by PorchLight Home Entertainment’s new Inspire division.

The “Little Leaders” collection from the same-named company offers four, 30-minute programs about well-known Bible characters that blend live action, computer animation and puppetry in Sesame Street-style presentations for 2- to 4-year-olds.

The programs feature interactive learning tracks in American Sign Language as well as other language tracks in addition to English. The different episodes variously offer Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Germany, Italian and Portuguese.

While watching the DVDs may not teach children to learn a second language, “it will certainly expose their ears and minds to the sound of different languages” at a key developmental time, the creators said.
Describing itself as “a ‘little’ company with a great vision,” Little Leaders has won recognition for its work, including the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Seal of Excellence Award from Creative Child magazine.

Little Noah (8-10863-01070-8) explores the diversity of God’s creation, Little Ruth (-1-5) tells the story of Ruth and Boaz, Little Joseph (-2-2) looks at how God guided Joseph, and Little Moses (-3-9) follows the life of Israel’s great leader.

The Little Leaders programs retail for $9.98 each, or $34.98 for the box set (-7-7). For more information, see, or to order, call PorchLight Inspire at 615-754-5754.

DVD Beat: Carlos Caterpillar, VeggieTales' Christmas, 'Expellled' PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2008 12:19 PM EST

Move over Hermie, “The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar” recruits bugs to teach 4- to 10-year-olds, with programs 4 and 5 released last month from Vision Video. The Litterbug DVD addresses care of the environment, while Buggy Bigbucks looks at contentment and true friendship. Each 25-minute episode has English and Spanish subtitles, and retails for $9.99.    

Moving underwater, the “Starfish Cove” series has just brought two episodes to Christian retail. Distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia Group, Never Trust a Krum! alerts youngsters to the dangers of child predators, while Da’Codfather recasts the story of the good Samaritan. Total running time for the set, with extras, is 49 minutes. Retail price, $14.95.


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