Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Fireproof the Movie
Welcome to Albany, Georgia—the home of Sherwood Pictures and the setting for their newest film, Fireproof! a movie, set for release only in theatres in fall of 2008.
The creative minds that brought you Facing the Giants and Flywheel are now hard at work filming their most ambitions movie to date. Telling the story of the failing marriage of fireman Caleb Holt — played by Kirk Cameron —and his wife Catherine, Fireproof will bring an authentic edge to married life and deliver the message of God's design.
"What's most important to us is that the people involved are doing it for the right reasons," said Alex Kendrick, media pastor at the church, according to OneNewsNow. "In other words, one question that we asked the cast and the crew is, 'Is there anything in your life that would prevent God from blessing your work on this movie?'"
Sherwood Church entered the movie making ministry to engage a culture that Americans are largely being influenced by. While Alex had expressed a desire to produce Christian movies when he was hired at Sherwood Baptist in 1999, it was a 2002 Barna Group survey that prompted the church to launch a movie ministry. The survey revealed that movies are one of the leading influencers in American society while churches have lost much of their influence.
Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?