Over the last few months people have been raving about the movie Courageous, and I am one of them! This movie is changing families, marriages, men and women around the world. What "Fireproof" did for marriages, Courageous is doing for men!
I cannot say enough good about it! There is plenty of action, comedy (the Snake Kings scene was priceless) and a little something for everyone. Although a family movie, because of scenes involving gang violence and drugs, I would recommend that younger children do not watch but that said, it is a movie that will definitely spur on some amazing family discussions to be sure. I often find that Christian movies tend to come off as cheesy and forced, but this was not one of those. Christian film making has come a long way! The story lines in the movie were great and everyone can relate with the many different characters. It was refreshing to see that despite differences in life experiences the men in this movie came together for the good of their families and did what needed to be done. This movie will definitely make fathers evaluate their lives and make some important changes! A perfect tool for churches, men's ministrys and marriage ministries for sure.
On January 17, 2012 the movie was released on DVD, with a Collector's Edition that includes over two hours of extras! I have had a blast viewing these, and its been great to learn how the movie came to be, laugh until I cried at the outtakes and bloopers and learn how to pray more effectively for the men in my life. You can purchase the movie at your favorite Christian bookseller in your area.
Here is the official trailer for the movie:
Here are some outtakes from the movie:
When Fireproof came out, The Love Dare book because a best seller, and now Courageous has also been complemented with some amazing resources to enhance your viewing of the movie. These are just five of the amazing resources, from books, to Bible Studies to music:
1. Courageous Living Bible Study
2. The Resolution for Men
3. The Resolution for Women
4. Honor Begins At Home: Courageous Bible Study
5. Courageous Church Campaign Kit
For the complete resource list check out the website.
Some great quotes from the movie:
"When you get married, have some kids. Your gonna figure out real quick how much you don't know."
Nathan Hayes: "You know, if fathers just did what they're supposed to do half of the junk that we face on the streets wouldn't exist."
Pastor: "Adam there needs to be a grieving process, and the Lords the one who carries you through it. It takes time. It takes time fore healing. I've heard many people say who've lost a loved one, that in some ways, it's like learning to live with an amputation. You do heal, but you're never the same. I would also say, that those who go through this and trust in the Lord discover a comfort and an intimacy with God that most people never experience. He doesn't promise an explanation, but He does promise to walk with us through the pain. And the hard choice for you is whether or not your going to be angry for the time you didn't have..., or grateful for the time that you did have."
There are so many wonderful quotes from the movie, trust me, just watch Courageous and watch it change your life!
It is my hope and prayer that all families will be blessed by this wonderful movie and I cannot wait to see what is next on the horizon for the producers!
***I received a complimentary screener of this movie, courtesy of Lovell-Fairchild Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***