Friday, August 1, 2008

Fireproof - A Movie for your Heart

My wife and I attended a preview showing of the new movie Fireproof. It was made by the same folks that produced The Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Actually, all three movies were produced as a ministry by a church in Georgia. The free screening here in Louisville was sponsored by The Family Foundation. The film will hit theaters nationwide in late September.

This is a movie that will stir you deeply. Its primary message is about love and marriage but, it is not just a movie for married couples. The leading character in the film, played well by Kirk Cameron, is a fireman in a marriage that is being torn apart by self indulgence, pride and stubbornness. These are tendencies we all must battle from time to time. Furthermore, we all have relationships that suffer when we fall into these traps.

The film is honest about sin and its consequences as well as forgiveness and the hope found in Jesus Christ. The gospel is clearly presented in a way that will move your heart. I laughed out loud on several occasions and I cried more than once.

I will be very surprised if the mainstream media even blinks at this movie. However, if Christians get behind this project I will not be surprised if it doesn't do very respectable at the box office. (btw Facing the Giants made $10 million with only $100,000 production budget) Let me encourage you to view the trailer and share this information with others. If you are a pastor you should promote this film to your congregation. We seldom have an opportunity to support a movie that gets nationwide exposure and has such a solid message. Marriage is under attack in our culture and often viewed as a useless and antiquated institution. Anyone that sees this film will never think that way again.

2 comments:

Thad Noyes said...

Thanks for the review, Jon. We'll keep an eye out for this one.

Scott Bandy said...

Thanks for the info Jon. This church in Georgia is truly being used by God in a way that is rare :) God bless my friend.

Scott