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I’m breaking from my usual posting schedule because I just have to share something with you before it’s too late. If you haven’t heard, Andrew Peterson has teamed up with some talented people to create a short pilot episode for his The Wingfeather Saga books.

Let me tell you why you want to be involved.

The Wingfeather Saga is the most profoundly moving, beautiful, fun, adventurous story I have encountered. Maybe you heard me gush about these books on Episode 41 of the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast.

These stories cover so much ground–though a fun, adventure-filled, wonderful story–including family, adoption, child-slavery, goodness, truth, and beauty.

But the one image that strings these stories so beautifully together is self-sacrifice.

Putting aside your own interests, desires, and goals to put someone else’s needs ahead of your own is not in our nature. But it is right. And it is so beautifully displayed by the characters in The Wingfeather Saga. Though there is mention of “the Maker,” there is no Aslan-like character to come in and save the day. Much like our real lives, the characters are left to make the hard everyday and extraordinary choices of life and to reap the consequences of those actions. Though there is no Christ-figure in the books, make no mistake, these books are deeply Christian in their themes.

Now, perhaps I’ve made you interested in the books, buy why should you support these books in video form?

I don’t know about you, but I was just as affected by the movies I watched as a kid as the books I read (I even wrote a post about it for Story Warren). I loved the animated Hobbit movie, The Secret of NIHM, and the old BBC Narnia movies. And while the books I loved have been easy to pass along to my kids, the movies haven’t translated as well. They’re just, well, dated. And so many modern movies and shows are filled with their own agendas. I long for a movie or video series that can be for my kids what the Hobbit movie was for me: a gateway into a world of mystery, ideas, and books, to goodness, truth, and beauty.

So, don’t waste time. If it’s before 9:00pm on April 4, 2016, you can still join the campaign. Help Andrew Peterson create something full of goodness, truth, and beauty that will impact a generation of kids. Click HERE now to learn more about the Wingfeather Saga Kickstarter Campaign.