Why does God let bad things happen to good people? There is so much pain and suffering in this world. Doesn’t God care? I’m sure you’ve heard these questions before or have even asked them yourself. I know that I’ve thought about them as well.
When I heard about Kirk Cameron’s film, Unstoppable, I knew that I wanted to see it, because he addresses some of these questions. Thanks to Flyby Promotions, I was able to view this film and have another copy to give away to one of my readers.
Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”
Going back to the beginning—literally—Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope.
In theaters for only two weeknights (Sept 24th and Oct 3th, 2013), UNSTOPPABLE: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. In just two nights this independent project sent a loud message – audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment.
Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the 80’s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.
About Provident Films:
Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets, and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades. Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available at ProvidentFilms.org.
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Run Time: 65 minutes
Dove Approved ages 12+
Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
“Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Since the fall of man, there has been pain, suffering and sorrow. We are not immune to it. We experience it ourselves in many different ways. We see it happen to the people closest to us, to our neighbors, and to those around the world. So where is God in the midst of pain and sorrow? He is there…right beside us. From the film’s behind-the scenes extras, Kirk Cameron shares with us a verse from Romans 8:28…”And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” God has a purpose for our lives and He uses our experiences to fulfill that purpose. God’s purpose is UNSTOPPABLE! We just have to trust Him. He never said that this life on earth would be easy, but He did say that He would never leave us. We may not have all the answers on this side of heaven, but we know that we can go to God when bad things happen and He will carry us through them.
I watched this film with my husband and we both thought it was pretty good. Although the dramatizations were a bit long for me, I thought they were artistically well done. I also liked how he included raw footage in this film, capturing the real, tender moments with his friends.
Here’s a preview of the movie:
The giveaway is now closed. The winner of Unstoppable DVD is Sarah!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! – One lucky reader will receive a copy of the DVD, UNSTOPPABLE. Giveaway ends Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11pm PST.
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