The Heroism of the Fathers
is the Legacy of the Sons
What causes men to act with nobility and heroism? What is the link between fatherhood and leadership in times of crisis? In a never-to-be-repeated special evening dedicated to 150 years of heroic manhood, Doug Phillips answers these questions and presents the remarkable story of multi-generational fatherhood and Christian sacrifice from Teddy Roosevelt to Lord Baden Powell, from the Birkenhead to the Titanic, from 9-11 hero Todd Beamer to the remarkable story of home school heroes Joshua and Noelle Goforth. Join Doug and an ensemble of speakers for a night to remember as they celebrate the anniversaries of the sinking of the Titanic and the Birkenhead, as part of a gala event for the Baby William Fund, which is dedicated to helping special children in times of need. 1.5 hrs. of audio on 2 CDs. A 2-CD Collector’s Edition Audio Album with Douglas W. Phillips and Other Guests.
The Birkenhead Drill
In 1852, the British troopship H.M.S. Birkenhead was traveling to South Africa when she hit a ledge and foundered. On board were more than seven hundred men, women, and children. With only twenty minutes left before she would sink, the decision was made to place all women and children aboard the few life boats. The men would remain behind and face the man-eating sharks circling the disaster. Hundreds of men drowned or were eaten alive in full view of their children, but not a single woman or child perished that day. In past years, this story was known by every schoolboy and girl. Now, you can learn about the Birkenhead through this stirring collection of survivor accounts. By Douglas W. Phillips. Paperback. 83 pgs.
The Sinking of the Titanic
A few years ago, I met Bob Garner, executive producer at Focus on the Family Films. When he was a boy, his grandmother had shown him a copy of an old, illustrated book about the Titanic. He told me that the book left a deep impression on his seven-year-old heart. One image in particular haunted him: that of the hand of God holding the Titanic with a quote from Scripture, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand?” (Isaiah 40:12). That illustration reminded Bob that God was sovereign. Years later, while working with Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, God used the memory of that book and the story of the Titanic to bring him closer to the Lord. Intrigued, I asked my staff to track down an original copy. What I found fascinated me: the true account of men who gave up their lives for women and children because they grew up in a culture of Christian family values. We reproduced The Sinking of the Titanic to give you the look and feel of a vintage classic. We have received hundreds of testimonies from families that have used it for devotionals, and from boys and girls who just can’t put it down. Edited by Marshall Logan, Introduction by Douglas W. Phillips. Hardback. 350 pgs.
Women and Children First!
Polls indicate that the typical high school male laughs at the idea of giving up his seat on a lifeboat to help a woman or child. In a society that promotes “survival of the fittest,” aborts its young, and thrives on androgyny, this should not surprise us, but it should grieve our hearts. This is why we must tell the story of the men of the Titanic, their remarkable sacrifice, and the legacy of heroism which they inspired. Forget about the Hollywood movie, the true story of the R.M.S. Titanic is far more inspiring. A goal of this tape is to encourage your sons to honor their mothers and protect their sisters. By Doug Phillips. Compact Disc. Approx. 60 mins.