My husband and I just finished watching “Unstoppable”, an independent film narrated by actor Kirk Cameron. Struggling himself with the age-old question of “why do bad things happen to good people”, Kirk attempts to offer hope to those who suffer. Beginning with the creation story and ending with the resurrection Kirk illustrates the consequences of man’s rebellion and sin through history.
Kirk’s passion for Christ and his drive to share God’s truth with others and to encourage them in their Christian walk is evident throughout the entire film. Personal stories are interspersed with Biblical examples in this relatively short documentary. Kirk’s emotions were apparent as he described the death of a young friend that inspired the making of this film. I felt that Kirk was both eloquent and concise with his message.
Kirk may or may not have answered the question to everyone’s satisfaction but we felt that his conjectures were valid and encouraging as well as thought provoking. Watching this DVD with a group could be an excellent springboard for discussion.
This DVD was provided for review by
Laura Beth Stubblefield
FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network.
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.
Visit the official website: http://unstoppablethemovie.com
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.
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