posted on September 27, 2011 at 1:00 am
Courageous, a new film by Christian film production studio, Sherwood Pictures, opens in theaters September 30th.
Courageous is about the lives of four policemen who struggle with fatherhood and their faith. A tragedy causes each of them to reevaluate their bonds with their children and ultimately they’re all brought closer to God. Courageous captures day-to-day challenges that people of all ages can relate to.
A little bit about Sherwood Pictures: It’s a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. They’ve produced four movies – Flywheel, Facing the Giants and Fireproof. Alex Kendrick, who plays the main character in each movie (except Fireproof) is one of the founders of the church. Kendrick also directed all four movies and co-wrote them with his brother, Stephen Kendrick.
I’m a big fan of both Facing the Giants and Fireproof. The former is a story about the struggles of a high school football coach who’s having financial trouble and is about to lose his job. He looks to God when his team continues to perform poorly. He is also dealing with pressures at home – his wife yearns to have a child but they’re having problems conceiving.
In Fireproof, Kirk Cameron plays the role of a fireman who is close to divorce. When he approaches his father with the news, he is given a 40-day challenge. (I learned a lot about marriage while watching this movie!)
Needless to say, I’m very excited to watch Courageous. I’m always excited to find an entertaining and wholesome movie that teaches Christian values and spreads the word of God. I think that Sherwood Pictures has been successful at this with their previous movies. They reflect the trials and tribulations of real people. They also show how Christians remain strong in times of pain and struggle. Most importantly, they demonstrate that we should continue to hold onto our faith and our love for God even during moments when we feel abandoned. The message is that when things that we pray for never come to fruition, it may be because it’s not what God has planned for us.
If you’re looking for an inspirational movie that glorifies God, then check out Courageous. Please come back and give us your feedback! Have you seen Fireproof or Facing the Giants? What did you think? Which movie did you find the most inspirational and why?