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Courageous

Staring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Ben Davies, Robert Amaya, Renee Jewell, Elanor Brown, Taylor Hutcherson, Angelita Nelson, Donald Howze, Tony 'T.C.' Stallings
Release 2011

Notes: This is a truly gutsy film about real life issues. It doesn't skirt around the truth and gets down to what is needed most in today's dysfunctional families. That is the role of the Father. For way too long men have been put down and trodden on. Most haven't a clue as to how to act or behave when it comes to family responsibilities. For some the easy way out is to just walk away.

In this movie we see not just one but a woven thread of four very different men and how they each are facing life and responsibility. The characters are real and you can easily empathise with each of them. Woven to some degree the one who finds himself giving into the temptation to break the rules to try and survive. Much like comparing Peter to Judas in the New Testament. We see one who always returns to their faith while there is one who turns away and seeks to do things his way.

This is a wonderful movie for the whole family. Dads should especially enjoy the message and the encouragement they need to take firm hold of the sacred responsibility God has given them.

M J Flack