I had the honor of going with my family to First Baptist North Mobile in Saraland, AL last night for a free viewing of this movie. Pastor Ed Litton, the pastor of FBNM is in this movie! What is powerful about his part in the movie, is that when he speaks about the loss of a loved one, he is speaking from his heart and from experience. Ya see, it was just four short years ago that he lost the love of his life, his wife, due to a car accident. This is the same scenario portrayed in the movie. How hard that must have been for him? That made the viewing of this movie even more real for the congregation of FBNM because they were all there to witness such a great loss. We may call it a loss, but I believe that the Lord sees it as His gain. With that being said, here is the link to First Baptist North Mobile. This writeup on AL.com of Ed Litton's own words about his roll in the movie.
I don't want to give out to many details of the movie for fear of giving it all away, but this movie has many depths to it. Sometimes I laughed so hard I cried and other times I just plain cried. Be prepared when you get ready to watch it. It not only deals with loss, but also touches the tough things that men deal with in balancing work, family, trials, temptations, faith, loss and just life. It will bring you hope and a desire do better in your own life. What more can a movie do than to motivate you into action? It's so easy to sit on the sidelines of life, but we need to get plugged in!
I am so glad that we went to see it and I plan on buying it on DVD. Pastor Ed Litton, last night, mentioned buying a copy and passing it around to your friends and family. What a powerful way to get the Gospel of Christ into their homes!
I also applaud these movie producers who see the need in this nation for Godly films. A few more I'd also recommend you seeing is "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," and "Faith Like Potatoes." Each of these have powerful messages and films you'll want to watch over and over. I have each of these on DVD and plan on adding "Courageous" to that collection.
Here is a link to buy your own copy! It's on sale! Couageous on DVD