Monday, February 3, 2014
After returning home from a trip with his wife, Kirk is told the news that a family friend (age 15) has died of cancer. Heart broken and shaken Kirk is inspired by the age old questions, "why did God let this happen? Where was He?" It then follows him as he travels and prepares to attend the funeral. On his journey he begins with.....the beginning.The creation story is beautifully told and illustrated in a way that is out of the ordinary and I was reminded how beautiful and romantic Adam and Eve's world was before sin entered in. And goes on to answer said questions.
This film is very thought provoking and faith assuring. I imagine it would be a great comfort to those who watch it as they are suffering.
This film was also awarded 5 doves from the Dove Foundation for family friendliness. In other words, it's safe to watch with your kiddos. Though I don't think the younger ones would quite understand the concept and some of the imagery may be too harsh for little eyes.
The only part I wasn't crazy about is the music. This film is set to very hard rock music. I don't doubt that the lyrics are more than likely Christian, but you can't understand them due to the volume and intensity of this "music". I'm sure Kirk is trying to appeal to a younger audience by adding this music, but to me it takes away from the message.
UNSTOPPABLE is Kirk's personal and inspiring visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope.
Kirk Cameron says about "Unstoppable" : "It's easy to get excited about your faith when things are going well in your life. But when your whole world comes crashing down on you, the questions start: 'Where is God when I need him most? Why do bad things happen to good people?' UNSTOPPABLE is a journey, based on a true story, that has become the most personal and transparent project I have ever made regarding my faith. Together, in hundreds of theaters across America, we will discover with our eyes wide open, that life is stronger than death, good is stronger than evil, and faith is stronger than doubt."
Unstoppable was available to watch in theatres for one day only -- September 24th. If you missed that then you will be happy to hear (as of January 28th) it is now available for purchase on DVD. Run time is 65 minutes and the suggested retail price is $14.99.
I also happen to have a copy to giveaway!!
To enter this giveaway comment below how you would answer the question: Where is God in the midst of suffering?
Thanks and enjoy the trailer to "Unstoppable"
*Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for this 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.
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