Sunday, February 2, 2014

Movie Review and Giveaway! ~ Unstoppable

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Unstoppable is the newest film from Kirk Cameron. It was inspired by the loss of a close friend who died at the age of 15 after a long battle with cancer. He and his wife have been serving in camps for children with cancer for over 20 years, and have seen many lose this battle. How do you answer the inevitable questions that come up when bad things happen? Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? Why does God allow these things to happen when He could stop it?

Kirk does an awesome job of explaining that God is indeed right there through it all. He starts at the beginning of the bible, with Creation, and explains how it was never God's plan for us to suffer at all, He created a perfect world for us. When sin entered the world however, all of that changed. But God has never left us alone, all along He had a plan to fix what had been broken.

The visual depictions of happenings from the bible were very good in this film. Along with music, they give us a glimpse of not just what those moments looked like, but what they felt like. I could feel the devil laughing as Eve ate the fruit, I could feel the wrath of Cain as he killed his brother Abel. I also felt the sadness as the family of the young boy who passed buried him. I bet you cant watch this without shedding a few tears.

Kirk explains so well just why God's love is unstoppable. I have a renewed faith and hope after watching this film. I am passing along my copy to our youth leader in hopes he will show this to the teens. I could have used this kind of understanding and hope when my grandparents were killed when I was 17. I know this will touch the lives of many others out there as well and give them hope that God is GOOD all the time.

I watched this film with my younger kids, and although I dont believe they had a full understanding of everything that was said they watched it all and I answered the questions I could. The Cain and Abel scene was a little graphic for young children, but other than that there was nothing in the film they shouldnt see because of their age. I do feel like teens and adults will get more meaning from it.

Unstoppable is now available on DVD, you can find it at Walmart and other retail stores, as well as online at places like Amazon.

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