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Friday, January 24, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Unstoppable

Since I grew up in the 80's and 90's, I of course knew who Kirk Cameron was and watched his show every week.  As an adult, I am more impressed with what he and his wife have done with their family.  I have enjoyed movies such as Fireproof, and Monumental and  I was very interested in the opportunity to review his newest documentary Unstoppable.

Visit the official website: http://unstoppablethemovie.com

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."

Unstoppable is approximately an hour long and it has been rated for 12 and up.  I myself might out that a bit higher as it is a pretty heavy topic. The basic question that is being discussed in the DVD is why does God allow bad things to happen to good people.  Why is their suffering,  sickness, and tragedy and where is God when all of this is going on.  To answer this question, Kirk goes back to the beginning; to the formation of the world and the first man made out of dust.  From there he goes on to the first woman and the serpent in the garden, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood.  He discusses the Tower of Babel and moves on to Jesus, the Cross, and the triumph over death.  Through it all he shows that even out of the greatest tragedies comes the greatest triumphs and that God uses all things for good.

 Unstoppable deals with something we all question from time to time.  We all face tragedy, suffering, and pain and it can be hard to understand why these things are allowed to happen. Sometimes it can make people loose their faith.  Unstoppable does a good job using the Bible and showing the good that has come out of tragedies and that everything God has done has been for a purpose.  There were a few things that were presented differently than I have ever thought of of before and gave me something more to think about.


I am giving away a copy of Unstoppable.  To enter leave a comment on this post.  Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents 18 or older.  Giveaway will close Thursday January 30th at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be drawn at random.  Good luck!

"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."
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