Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Are you 'Fireproof'?

I would like to take a break from the Values Voters posts to encourage you to see a new movie coming out this weekend. "Fireproof" is the third movie made by the film ministry at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. The first two movies were "Flywheel" and "Facing the Giants". (Notice a pattern?) "Fireproof" stars Kirk Cameron as firefighter Caleb Holt and the movie is causing a stir nationwide with increased publicity this week. Kirk Cameron was on the Today Show Tuesday morning to talk about the movie and some behind the scenes information (videos available on Today Show website). Focus on the Family ran a 2-part interview with Cameron, the Kendrick brothers (co-writers and pastors at Sherwood), and Pastor McBride from Sherwood Baptist Church. On Thursday, Kirk Cameron along with Alex Kendrick and Michael Catt will appear on Dr. Phil for "Fireproof Your Marriage". "Fireproof" is also gaining recognition online as it topped the Fandango 5 (the 5 most popular/purchased) as the hottest ticket. You can also catch interviews with Kirk Cameron Wednesday morning on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends at 9:05am and then on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet at 9:40am. What I would really like to do is encourage you to go out and see "Fireproof" this weekend. This movie is well worth it. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was able to see a pre-release screening at the Values Voters Summit. I can think of no more important message that is needed in the world today than the sanctity and permanency of marriage. "Fireproof" is a well-crafted, quality, and entertaining movie. I was brought to tears several times (girls, remember the tissues!) but the weight of the issues addressed were balanced with some levity. Guys, don't worry, there are action and peril scenes for you too. ;) This is about a firefighter after all. For some of you, this may require a bit of sacrifice. "Fireproof" is opening in 850 theaters nationwide...almost double the number that "Facing the Giants" opened in. But there are still some areas where you might not have the convenience of going to your local theater to see it. I urge you to find the closest theater where "Fireproof" is opening and go see it, even if it means having to travel a little further. Make a date night of it and go to dinner before the show. :) All I can say is that you couldn't be doing it for a better movie. "Fireproof doesn't mean that a fire will never come, but that when it comes, you'll be able to withstand it."

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