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There are many teenagers in America who, although they have a Father at home, they don’t have a close relationship at all. These kids build their own world through Internet video games and the latest technology.
But when it comes to relationships, they have no idea because it was not modeled in their home. Many teenage boys do not know what it means to be a man because their example which is their Father is absent from their life.
Courageous is produced by Sherwood pictures. About half the cast and crew are members of Sherwood Baptist Church, who volunteered for the movie. The other half were personally chosen by invitation only to audition for the movie. As with previous Sherwood productions the cast and crew were only members of the church congregation for the first time on this film they have included crew outside of their congregation.
Courageous shows us that it doesn’t matter what great accomplishments you may achieve out in there in the world and if everyone thinks you’re a hero it all comes back to the home , Are you the hero in the home?. The movie tells the story of four police officers who are trying to figure out what it means to be a great dad. Each one is at various stages of fatherhood.
As law enforcement officers they are called to serve and protect. They are focused on laying their lives on the line daily. But now, they have a bigger challenge to face which is Fatherhood. When tragedy strikes at home, these men wrestle with their faith, fears and fatherhood.
They now have a newfound urgency but will this lead them closer to God? Stephen Kendrick, the film’s producer, stated” The desire of the film is that when every man leaves the theatre he will be like Joshua in the bible. In Joshua 24:15 as for me and my house we will serve the lord.”
Protecting the streets and laying down their lives to protect the community is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way is what being courageous all is about to them. Movie-goers should be challenged by these everyday heroes who long to be the kind of dads that have a lifelong impact on their children’s lives.
Being a Christian film and based on Christian values and biblical principles this movie may not be able to identify with a secular audience. It is made with a Christian audience in mind. Although anyone with a family and with a desire to be a strong role model in the home should be able to identify with this film.
Courageous is an upcoming Christian drama produced by Sherwood pictures, the creators of the movies Fireproof, Facing the Giants and Flywheel. It was filmed in Albany, GA and is directed and stars Alex Kendrick. Kendrick also co-wrote the script with his brother Stephen, who serves also as producer.
Sherwood has found success with their previous movies including their biggest success to date which was Fireproof. Which starred Kirk Cameron former star of hit 1980s television series Growing Pains? The film will be released in theaters on September 30.
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