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 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.

DVD cover of Unstoppable

 

Have you ever questioned why there is so much pain and suffering in the world? Felt like giving up your faith in God when it seems that He hasn’t come through for you and answered your prayers the way in which you wanted them to be answered?

I think most of us have been in the place where we question over the tragedies we face and the suffering we are witness to and go through ourselves. In Unstoppable, Kirk Cameron takes a look at how merciful and sovereign God really is and shows how through Creation and the Fall of Man, and really the entirety of the the Old Testament how God used the worst circumstances ever to draw people unto Himself.

The approach is pretty novel in this DVD. In it, we are shown through a documentary style and dramas how God has taken the worst events in the history of creation and used them for His greater plan and to point people to Him, and how He did it years after the fact. He also wove in the story of Matthew, a child who died from cancer, and how despite the prayers for God to heal him, God decided to call him home, and how the life of one person can affect the lives of many, and while Matthew’s death seems absolutely horrifying to us now, that there was a plan that God will use to His glory.

I really like the concept of presenting theology in an easy to understand way for the average person. The interweaving of documentary style presentation along with drama was a novel concept for me. I wasn’t too fond of the amount of black and white used for the duration of the film, and the first half, while very well done, felt like it took a while to get to the point and was  a bit choppy feeling, in my opinion. That said, that is a matter of preference, and I truly think this is a great film to introduce what is a very complex theological issue to people who are not so inclined to think about theology, those new in the faith, those going through a horrific trial in their lives and those searching for God.

If you wish to win a copy of Unstoppable, please take a moment and use the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of the post. I’m sorry, the Rafflecopter was being wonky, so leave a comment on the bottom of this post if you want to win, a comment will be selected on Monday, February 10 to win. If you’ve won a copy of Unstoppable on another blog, you are not qualified to win at this time. Please, also if you have won off this blog in the past year, please let others have a chance to win. Giveaway ends on Friday February 7, 2014. The winner will be emailed by Created for Home and will have 48 hours to send in their mailing address so I can get it forwarded to Propellor so they can send out the prize. Winners from the US and Canada only due to shipping restrictions.

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.

 

About Provident Films:

Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets, and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades.  Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available at ProvidentFilms.org.

Again, to win your copy, leave a comment on the end of this post just telling me you wish to win…A winner will be chosen on Monday February 10, 2014. Again, my apologies for the inability to use the previous methods of entry.

Congratulations Nick! An email has been sent to the address you provided, I hope you enjoy this film!

 

  11 Responses to “Unstoppable, A Review and Giveaway”

  1. I would love to win a copy. I wanted to see it when it first came out, but I’m not big on crying in public.

  2. It would be great to have a copy.

  3. I’d love to show this movie to my unsaved family.
    Thanks for having the contest!

  4. Sounds very interesting. 🙂

  5. i would love to win

  6. I am interested in seeing this movie!

  7. I would love to win!

  8. I would love to win this DVD. Thanks for the chance.

  9. I would LOVE to win this!!! Thanks for the chance!

  10. I would really like to win this. I think it would be great for my family and I.

    Thanks for the chance and god bless.

  11. I love Christian movies and I am a fan of Kirk. I would love to win.

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