Monday, January 12, 2009 - 15:56

Biblefresh is a partnership of over 50 agencies, festivals, colleges and denominations who are joining forces to help people grow their appetite and confidence for the Bible during 2010 and 2011. It will offer a whole host of resources to inspire individuals, churches and communities to read, study, meditate, listen learn and live the Bible.

Friends and Heroes is delighted to recommend this initiative - our series is also devoted to bringing Bible material to everyone especially children!

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 13:59

Macky and Portia have left Jerusalem but in very different circumstances. Portia travels with her uncle - the famous Roman General Tiberius. Macky leaves in chains as a prisoner!

In Episode 27, Gladiator School, Macky arrives in Rome to find that he has been sold to a school for gladiators! He reminds himself and his friends of brave men who spoke out against corruption by telling the story of Amos and Amaziah and the preaching of John the Baptist.

Macky's life is under threat in School’s Out, Episode 28, when the gladiator school manager decides to send him into the arena. Because he won’t kill, he will almost certainly be killed. Portia appeals to Senator Antonius but he seems unwilling to help. We hear the story of King David and the Three Soldiers, and Antonius tells Portia about Jesus speaking in Nazareth.

All our DVDs and the full Series sets are available to order on our website here.

DeAKids to broadcast Friends and Heroes in Italy
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 17:15

Children in Italy, and some other Italian speaking areas, will soon be able to see and hear Friends and Heroes in their own language on DeAgostini's new DeAKids channel which began broadcasting on 1st October 2008! "DeAKids is a very exciting new satellite channel with a wide range of programming and we are delighted that Friends and Heroes will soon be part of their schedule!", said Alison Dorricott - Executive Producer. "Broadcasting on Sky throughout Europe, Italian speaking children will be able to enjoy the adventures of Macky and his friends and also hear and understand the Bible stories."

The DeAKids channel is part of the well known Italian publishing group DeAgostini, probably best known in the UK for their Sticker Albums and Part-Work magazines. Friends and Heroes will feature alongside their current programming which includes Garfield, Babar, Justice League and M.I. High. Click the link above to go straight to their website (in Italian)...