Fireproof Movie

Our family saw the movie FireProof this week, and we highly recommend it — for teens as well as adults. If you’ve already seen it, I’d recommend babysitting for other parents so that they can see it too.

Not only is “Fireproof” making a huge impact in the Christian community, it is also capturing the attention of the secular world. ABC World News gave a report this evening on the amazing success of this low-budget Christian film made in no-where Georgia. (And what a great day for it to be highlighted on ABC! So many people were watching the news today because of everything else that’s going on in this country.)

ABC News states,
“You can almost picture the Hollywood studio execs scratching their heads. A film that was made for $500,000, relied more on word of mouth than television and print ads, and is headlined by an actor best known for a 1980s television show, opens at No. 4 in the country and rakes in $6.8 million in ticket sales.”

The world marvels at how such a low budget film could be making such a huge impact, but it’s no surprise to us as Christians. We know that it’s the way our God works! He loves to take the efforts of the small and unlikely and use them in amazing ways for His purposes. This way, He gets all the glory.

Paul said to the Corinthians,
“…God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:27-31)

We’re also encouraged by the great testimony Kirk Cameron displayed by upholding his commitment to not kiss anyone but his wife—even in acting. (His real wife, Chelsea, was a stand-in during the kiss.) See the story here.

7 thoughts on “Fireproof Movie

  1. Wow! The Lord is good!!!! We have not seen it yet, but we are hoping to see it soon.
    Have you seen the Left Behind Movies? The have Kirk Cameron in them to. His godly testimony goes out before him.

  2. I’ve seen FLYWHEEL & FACING THE GIANTS. (By the same church that made FIREPROOF.) They are GREAT! I would love to see FIREPROOF soon! As soon as they put out the DVD, I want to see it!

    By the way Grace… I just wanted you to know that I LOVE reading your blog. I check every day(Sometimes 2 times a day!)to see if there’s anything new! Keep up the good work! God Bless!

    Hannah

  3. Hey Grace,

    We saw Fireproof last Thursday night. (Great time to go to the movies, by the way! There were hardly any people there!) It was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! Of course we knew it would be, since Flywheel and Facing the Giants were sooooo good.

    For those of you who haven’t seen it, if you’re the type to cry during movies, bring kleenex. I’m not the type to cry but I almost did!!!

    We were really glad to find out the real story about the kissing scene. That had us worried for a while, until the next day when we finally got to read the production and movie blogs. Mama wouldn’t let us so we didn’t know anything about the movie before we saw it! I’d suggest doing the same thing…it makes it much more interesting!

    Blessings to you all,

    Rebekah

  4. Hey Grace!
    I’m missing you guys. And missing Asia! 🙁
    This post brings back fun memories from last Wednesday. Thank you and Sarah for a special day. God bless you guys! Keep us posted on your Grandma’s health and the building’s progress too.
    Love you,
    Dani

  5. Isn’t this fantastic??? We are SO excited about this movie! We have yet to see it, but are dying to find somewhere close where it’s playing and a time that works for our family!

    This is such an amazing tool to witness to unbelievers! We so enjoyed ‘Flywheel’ and ‘Facing the Giants’ and are convinced that this one will be just as good, if not better!

  6. I just got back from watching Fireproof… the over all message was solid for sure; how great is it that such a different-flavored movie made it into the regular, big screen!

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