Friday, January 31, 2014

Unstoppable DVD by Kirk Cameron, with a giveaway

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. 

My review:
   This DVD starts out with Cameron telling about a teenage boy he knew dying from cancer, and of his struggle to understand why God didn't heal him, but let him die. He then goes back and talks about God creating the world, Adam and Eve, and their fall. As he talks, there is scenery shown and actors playing out the parts of the Biblical characters he is talking about.

  To be honest, I wondered where he was going for a while. Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel seemed to be far from talking about his young friend dying. It was interesting, but what did they have to do with God not stopping suffering?

  Cameron did bring it together and using the story of the first sin and the first murder, used that as a basis to show why suffering exists in the first place.

  Also shown at different times during his talking, are scenes from the funeral for his young friend, which helped underscore the question he was addressing.

 Cameron offers no simple or easy answers, but does present a good Biblical response to why God allows suffering. This isn't a fast paced DVD that will have you on the edge of your seat, but it is interesting, well done, informative, and addresses an issue we all face at some point.

About the author:


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.


The review copy and giveaway copy were provided by FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network.

Giveaway:
FlyBy Promotions will mail one winner a copy of Unstoppable.

To enter, watch the DVD trailer, which is at the end of this blog post, and comment saying you watched it, or say something about it.

Ten days from today, on February 10, I will pick a winner using Random.org


Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.



6 comments:

Amy C said...

The trailer does make me curious and want to see it.

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Cindi A said...

What a remarkable movie trailer. I would love to get a copy of the DVD to use as a witnessing tool. I can't count the number of people who I would love to share this with. So many people ask about our loving God and why he allows suffering.

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Cyndi said...

After watching the trailer and hearing an interview that Kirk did, I definitely want to see this! This is one that needs to be in our church library! And since I'm the librarian... :)

Cyndi
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Heavensangel2387 said...

This movie looks great! I would really love to win it for my brother. He only watches Christian films and LOVES Kirk Cameron's movies!
Thank you!
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Beth Rumbaugh said...

This is something I would love to watch and share with others, maybe even donate it to the public library so more could view this movie.
Beth Rumbaugh
beth_rumbaugh@yahoo.com

Taylor Adams said...

This is a movie my father and I have been wanting to see forever! Really interested in seeing the whole movie through!

taylor16adams(at)yahoo(dot)com