Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Unstoppable with Kirk Cameron

Unstoppable DVD
Every human being has been faced with pain, trauma, unbelievable sadness and death.  If not in their own life, then in the life of someone they know and love.  At some point, we each wonder, "How can God let this happen?"  For some people, it becomes the breaking point - the point where they can no longer believe that God is good or caring.  The point where they turn their back and walk away.

Kirk Cameron has created this very personal documentary to help people see that God has a purpose and plan that is Unstoppable.  That everything that happens is used to shape us and to complete His ultimate plans.  Kirk shows us God's grace and love working from Creation, through the Fall, the Flood, Christ's death and resurrection, and still today.

The film alternates between beautiful re-enactments of Bible stories, moments of conversation with Kirk, and film footage from the funeral of a teenage family friend who lost the battle with cancer.  When the footage is of Kirk talking, it feels as if we are a friend visiting him, having a conversation.  He is in his home, drinking coffee, and telling a story.  He's telling the story of the Sandgren family, and their son's cancer.  He's telling the story of God and His grace.  He's telling the story of his own struggle with the age-old question "Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?"

This film is Dove-approved for those over the age of 12.  The subject is tastefully handled with beauty and grace, but it is still a heavy subject for younger children.  The scene of Cain and Abel shows blood flowing on the ground, and blood splattered on Cain as he stands over Abel's body.  That is the only possibly inappropriate scene in the movie, the rest is just the serious nature of the topic.

Although my husband and I enjoyed the movie, and fully agreed with its theology, most of my teens would not enjoy this movie.  Perhaps if tragedy were to strike closer to home it would be more meaningful to them.  When my husband and I watched it, they all found other things to do.  It was too much of a documentary and too long to hold their attention.  But adults and teens who are struggling with doubts about God's goodness should find this movie enlightening, encouraging, and faith-building.

It would be wonderful if every church had a copy of this to loan to those struggling with this question.  It would be even better if one church in every community hosted a viewing of the movie and opened it up to everyone in the community. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!  Jennifer was the winner!

GIVEAWAY:  Provident Films and FlyBy Promotions have provided one copy of the Unstoppable DVD for me to give one of my readers. 

Just leave a comment to enter.  Is there anyone in your life who would benefit from this DVD?  This is available to those in the United States and Canada only.  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.

You can earn an EXTRA entry
by following my blog and leaving a second comment to tell me how you follow me.  (If you already follow me, just tell me how.)

Entries will be accepted until February 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm.  A winner will be drawn on February 8, and notified as soon as I verify their eligibility with FlyBy Promotions.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!  Jennifer was the winner!

Thank you, and good luck!
April E.
"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.


  1. I would love to win this. Susan

  2. Off the top of my head, I can think of two people who could really benefit from this.

  3. I follow you on GFC.

  4. I'm interested because of all I heard about the movie.

  5. I wanna win!!! Contact me on Facebook if I do. :)

  6. I am a follower. Not sure if it's Google Connect or what. Have a headache and can't think right now.

  7. Entering again. I'm Unstoppable!

    1. I'm sure I'd benefit from it. :)

  8. I follow thru gfc.

  9. Oh how I would love this! Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. I am a new follower... Through GFC. Although I am pretty sure I already followed you once upon a time. :)

  11. I love to hear about other people's faith journey, especially when struggling with events in their life that have them questioning where God was.


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