Review of Unstoppable- a DVD Featuring Kirk Cameron (and a GIVEAWAY)- Winner Announced

Leah Courtney
I grew up in the 80s. When I was a teenager, a new show premiered- Growing Pains. One of the actors was an immediate heartthrob- Kirk Cameron. I was probably one of many teen girls who watched the show primarily to see him in action. He faded out of popularity in time, but as I becam an adult, I was pleased to see him surface again as a strong Christian actor and producer. He has used his popularity and celebrity status to produce and act in films that really do share the gospel and the message of God's grace.


I began hearing the buzz about Unstoppable last year, and I was excited to have the opportunity to review the DVD.  Here's a little about the movie:

ABOUT UNSTOPPABLE
Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”
Going back to the beginning—literally—Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope. 
In theaters for only two weeknights (Sept 24th and Oct 3th, 2013), UNSTOPPABLE: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. In just two nights this independent project sent a loud message – audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment.   
Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the 80's, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.


I love the whole premise of the movie. It is true that one of the biggest questions that unbelievers
have is "Where is God when bad things happen?" I'll admit that I raise that question myself sometimes. It's very hard to watch children suffer and watch friends lose loved ones and watch crimes happen where the victim suffers and the perpetrators seem to get away.

In the movie, Kirk Cameron talks to viewers with occasional snippets of action recreated as he relates the beginning of things in Creation and then talks about the fall and man's subsequent sin. As he relates this, he addresses those questions about why bad things happen by explaining that we live in a fallen world.

I have to admit that I didn't love the movie. The style just wasn't for me. The things that Kirk Cameron said were true and accurate, and I really believe it's doctrinally sound. I just didn't like the alternating between conversation and acting.

I do think that the movie is important. The things that Kirk Cameron has to say are very necessary. And I think the style of the movie may really speak to some viewers. So, I can still recommend that you view the movie- to answer your own questions and to consider whether others you know might benefit from the message.

**************GIVEAWAY*************

You can enter to win your own copy of the DVD below. Please read the following disclosure, and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway:

And the winner is: Liza Bergen. Thank you for entering!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the 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.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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