Dan and I just returned home from an amazing evening. We had the opportunity to screen the new Sherwood Films Movie, Courageous. This was a night for area business leaders and pastors to see the movie in order to help promote it. We went with our friends from church, the Mears. The four of us could have filled buckets with the tears we shed. The movie was an emotional journey from the opening scene that seemed to suck the air out of the room when everyone gasped to the ending that made us want to jump to our feet.
You must, must, must see this movie. If you are a dad, it will challenge you. I really believe Dan is a fabulous father but this movie really convicted him. If you are married to a dad, it will make you do everything you can to love him, support him and encourage him to be a man of integrity. If your own father failed you, it will remind you the importance of being the right person even it wasn't modeled for you. If you are a child, it will make you grateful for the good father you have or to pray that God would make your dad into who He created him to be.
While the movie focuses on Fathers, there was so much I walked away with as a wife and mother. Sherwood has created many resources that support the theme of this movie. They gave us several of those. I'm excited about digging into the Women's version of the Bible Study with some of my friends.
Seriously, I can't say enough good about this movie. Watch the trailer below and I think you'll get a small taste of how great it is. September 30, 2011 is the release date. Put it on your calendar and go ASAP! It really is life changing!