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Times That Try Men’s Souls, The Story of Washington’s Crossing, 2 CD Set

The Limited Edition of 200 prints-Washington’s Retreats and Crossings Map, printed on parchment paper and signed / numbered by artist Mike Church are IN STOCK, order your copy while supplies last.
Declaration of independence didn't create a blob
TheCOMPLETE story of Franklin, Adams and Rutledge’s trip to see General Howe can be heard in Times That Try Men’s Souls, OWN IT on 2 CD set today

Washington’s Crossing Limited Edition CD &  Parchment Map set – Great, rare, collectible gifts for patriots this Memorial Day!

Mandeville, LA – Times That Try Men’s Souls – Washington’s Crossing.  New Feature from Mike Church debuted on SiriusXM December 23, 2013. 2 CD set with original, one of a kind battle map, on sale and in stock NOW, just in time for Memorial Day listening on the Veritas Radio Netwrok’s CRUSADE Channel! Memorial Day, 2016, Broadcast Times:

06:00 a.m. CST – Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel

12:00 p.m. CST – Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel

06:00 p.m. CST – Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel

UPDATED – Please read and pass along the Press Release and Media kit FFFilms has prepared for Times that Try Men’s Souls (Click to download/view the Times_that_try_Mens_Souls_Press_Package)

The writer/director and star of The Spirit of ’76 and What Lincoln Killed is back with his latest feature about the Founding Fathers, Times That try Mens Souls – Washington’s Crossing a thrilling new docudrama about the real events of 1776 and George Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware river on Christmas Day. Co-starring Mike’s daughter Maddie Church Times That Try Mens Souls features the voice talent of George McNerlin who returns as George Washington. McNerlin has been Church’s choice for Washington since The Spirit of ’76.

Your experience with the The Story of Times That try Men’s Souls begins with these previews…

Is the famous painting of Wasington’s Crossing more urban legend than real history? What REALLY happened on Christmas Day, 1776?

Ben Franklin tells Howe the States are Independent & only They can rescind or surrender (destroys the Lincoln myth of 1 indivisible blob of Americaq created by Declaration)

Even more audio previews for Founders Pass members, login or signup for a Founders Pass today [private FP-Monthly|FP-Yearly|FP-Yearly-WLK|FP-Yearly-So76]

Washington resolves to strike back at the Empire

Thomas Paine recounts Washington’s miraculous retreat across NJ

The Crossing’s courageous plan is launched on Christmas Day, 1776


The Retrat & Crossings Map now available on parchment paper, signed & numbered by artist Mike Church

The story opens with the history of Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting of “Washington’s Crossing” and the miraculous retreat Washington had to execute from Long Island, across Manhattan, and nearly half the length of New Jersey. Along the way, Washington loses almost 2/3 of his army to KIA’s desertion, capture and failure to reenlist. It is only by “Providence” that he crosses the 6th river in his retreat just as Lord Cornwallis is about to capture him. The story of the events that inspired The Crossing are exciting and new to most listeners, plus Church reveals the identity of the famous “widow that saved the Revolution” of Mount Holly. The Widow had detained the Hessian Count Donop and prevented him from being in proper position on Christmas Day, a feat that spared Washington from certain defeat at Trenton.

Making American History come alive for you the old fashioned way. There have been few posts here this week because Maggie and I have been busy putting each and every signed, numbered, Limited Edition copy of “Times That Try Men’s Souls” together for many of you. First I have to open and sign each CD case, in sequential order 1/300, 2/300, 3/300 etc. I must then place them in a box in that order, more on that in a moment.

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Each case must be opened, the 8 page booklet removed, then signed/numbered by Mike Church, then returned to the box in sequential order.

Then I sign, number and date each Certificate of Authenticity and stack them in perfect sequential order. These cards are then, in order, inserted into the CD cases one at a time insuring all the numbers match. Then it’s onto the Washington’s Crossing and Retreats Map. Each of those must be signed and numbered in a similar fashion to the CD case. Repeat this process 300 times. When all those components are finished then onto shipping! Maggie must now place the map with matching serial number into the oversized shipping envelope along with the CD case which is placed into a protective envelope for shipping. She then adds the packing list, insures the shipping label and other items ordered are correctly identified and going to the right customer, crease, tape and ship. You then receive this product, painstakingly made and packaged by hand in the United States at a every step of the process. We think this is a service and a product that is worthy of your consideration which is why each one bears the Founding Father Films logo. Between the 2 of use we were able to ship over 100 copies today and have over 125 copies ready for final assembly tomorrow. Does someone want to call “How It’s Made” or Mike Rowe for us!?


12 March- All the pieces necessary to this HANDMADE, 1 of a kind limited edition production are complete and at the manufacturers facility. IF you ordered this item it will be in-house for Mike to sign and number circa March 28th.

UPDATED, 19 February, 2014 – Check out the demo of the “Retreat and Crossing” map I have been toiling over for 5 weeks now. The section you see here is about 1/4 of the final 18 x 24 poster and shows the in-progress detail of Trenton NJ c.1776 and the events of Christmas Day and the 26th of December, 1776. See the whole map and order the 2 CD set, 1st Edition here.

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Host of the Mike Church Show on The Veritas Radio Network's CRUSADE Channel & Founder of the Veritas Radio Network. Formerly, of Sirius/XM's Patriot channel 125. The show began in March of 2003 exclusively on Sirius and remains "the longest running radio talk show in satellite radio history".

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I hope everyone takes Taylor’s warning seriously! Nice Easter Egg, KingDude!


I forgot-Great looking product and great storytelling! I got #187!

Wil Shrader Jr.

Has the Easter egg been found?


This was wonderful. I really enjoyed it and look forward to playing it for my family. Thank you for all the hard work.


Hey Mike, ever consider a live theatrical story of “Times That Try Mens Souls”? Doesn’t need to be grandioso, but community organized. Might make a great RFFS children’s play, or school play. Just a thought


There is a lot to be said of the character an American should possess as was shown by General George Washington, that a citizen should pick up arms in defense of their country. Once that aggression has been neutralized and pushed off of American soil, the stowing away of arms and return to peace as a citizen is the only course.

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