Watch This: Courageous!

by Jen

By Jessica Lippe

LDS MoviesSherwood Pictures (the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia) has made three wonderful, Christ-based films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof. These movies were made with low budgets and no paid actors, but they still didn’t fail to touch the lives of many. Their newest movie, Courageous, may just be their best movie yet! It comes to theaters on September 30th, but here’s a little sneak peek for you!

Watch the Trailer:

Crime is evident on the streets of Albany, and it’s up to the law enforcement to keep everyone safe. Adam Mitchell and his three friends give their all to serve and protect while in uniform, but at home with their families, they’re not exactly giving 100%. After hearing the sheriff give statistics about how so many of today’s thieves and drug dealers grew up in a home where the father was absent, the men want to be there for their kids, but at the same time have no idea where to start. It isn’t until a family tragedy that Adam resolves to use Biblical truths to become a better husband and father.  His three coworkers, as well as his friend Javier, decide to take this pledge with him. This resolution does not make their jobs as fathers or as officers any easier. In fact, things seem to become more difficult. But having faith and following God’s will gives these men courage to step out and say “I WILL”, no matter what it takes.

During the course of this film, you will double over at laugh-worthy jokes, cry through sentimental moments, and cling to the edge of your seat with intense action scenes. It’s a movie that stirs all kinds of emotions, but best of all, Courageous is a movie that will hopefully stir something inside of you to be courageous and live for God.
The focus of this movie is fatherhood, so it’s great to take your dad, grandpa, or husband too. But even if you see the movie with just a group of girlfriends, it will still impact you and encourage you. Taylor Hutcherson plays Jade, the teenage daughter of Nathan Hays in Courageous. She says, “This movie has really been a large influence in my relationship with my own father. Courageous is a great movie that speaks to fathers across the board, there is a message in there that speaks to all.”

Because Courageous is a movie about law enforcement officers who deal with criminals involved in gangs, violence and drug dealing, this movie is rated PG-13. However, you can really see how this movie was made to honor God, even among the dangers that real-life police face. Taylor Hutcherson also told me about life on the set: ’People would just come up to me and ask, “Hey can I pray with you?” I loved the atmosphere! Every morning we would have devotions and we were just able to see how God was working among the set. Also a highlight on the set was working hard on a scene and seeing how the whole thing came together so beautifully!”

Check your local theater to see if Courageous is coming soon, or learn more at!

Jessica Lippe is a writer for several publications, including Girlz4Christ. She is from Southern Oregon, but is currently interning at a camp in Nebraska.

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Michael September 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

This movie is an amazing movie that will change lives of men especially. I checked the standing and they are at #4 for pre ticket sales for Fandango Theaters. I am amazed to see what God is doing through this movie. I am proud to be involved with Kerusso, the licensed apparel company, to offer apparel that is designed around the movie. Dont think about it twice, drag every young, middle aged or elder adult male to this movie and watch how God is using this movie to impact and change lives. May God bless you.


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