Saturday, October 1, 2011

A film after this dad’s own heart. Courageous is showing in theaters today.

As a dad blogger whose main goal on this site is to challenge and equip fathers, especially the fathers of this country, to become more involved with their kids, I cannot be more excited that the makers of the very successful Fireproof and Facing the Giants are releasing their latest movie, Courageous, in American theaters today. 

I believe this movie will hit me harder than all the other movies that Sherwood Pictures has put out.  It deals with parenting, fatherhood specifically.  Here’s an excerpt from the film’s website:

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

Surely, faulty fathering is one of America’s biggest social problems, and it’s probably even more so in my country, the Philippines.  I'm sure this is why my church, CCF, is so big on mentoring men to follow the route of the honorable, hands-on dad. 

Too bad it’s showing in only 1,126 American theaters today, as I’m sure fans from this side of the world will have to wait until places like House Of Praise will put the DVD on sale.

I truly can’t wait, more so than any other Sherwood film.  If you’d like, you can also read Courageous: A Novel by Randy Alcorn.  I heard it’s a great read and an excellent companion to the movie.

If you're a small group or bible study leader, and you'd want the men in your group to father like true men should, then you can also get the awesome Courageous Campaign Kit which has clips of the film, lesson outlines, and the whole bit.

So, if you're blessed to live on American soil near any of the theaters where Courageous is showing, please do see it.  Today.  Then feel free to get the items above as well. I'm even more excited to get my hands on the Campaign Kit than I am of the movie itself...and that says a lot.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.

Truly, honor begins at home.

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