The number one independent release of 2008 will be airing on TBN on Friday, May 7th at 7:00 PM, Monday, May 10th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 29th at 9:00 PM. All times PST.
The movie stars veteran television star and film actor Kirk Cameron who is best known for the 1980’s hit series Growing Pains and the Left Behind films.
The film features gospel music from Leeland, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Mark Willard, John Waller, Grey Holiday, and Warren Barfield. Some of the gospel songs included on the soundtrack are “Brighter Days” by Leeland, “Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns, and “What You Don’t Have” by Mark Willard.
Fireproof will be shown in its entirety, commercial-free and without interruption. The film was made for Sherwood Pictures — the production arm of Sherwood Baptist Church — on a $500,000 budget, with a production crew of 1200 volunteers and a professional film crew of eight people who worked at a discounted rate.
Fireproof scored big at the box office, as well as in DVD sales. The film has also shown in over 6500 churches, and remains in high demand as a marriage outreach tool for pastors everywhere.
Fireproof is the story of a firefighter, Captain Caleb (Kirk Cameron), who lives by the old firefighter’s adage “never leave your partner behind,” but when seven years of marriage to his wife Catherine (Erin Bethea) fails, neither one knows how to save the partnership, largely because neither understands the pressure the other faces.
Caleb claims that Catherine is too sensitive, and doesn’t show him any respect. Catherine tells her hospital co-workers that he is insensitive and doesn’t listen. As they prepare to file for divorce, Caleb’s father (Harris Malcom) challenges his son to commit to a forty-day “Love Dare” test. Caleb begins the test primarily because his father asked him to rather than for the sake of his marriage.
When Caleb discovers the book’s daily challenges are tied into his parents’ newfound faith (Caleb’s mother is played by Phyllis Malcom), his already limited interest is further dampened. Even though he wants to keep his promise to his father, Caleb becomes frustrated when every effort to win back his wife fails.
Eventually he asks his father how he is supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects him. His father explains that this is the same kind of love God shows to people; they constantly reject Him, yet He patiently — maybe even stubbornly — continues to love them. With this information, Caleb makes a life-altering commitment to love God, and with His help, Caleb begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife.
Fireproof hits home for both men and women. It’s a film that goes behind the closed doors of every married couple facing the end of their marriage…the struggle to give unconditional love even when it breaks your heart. While marriage is at the center of Fireproof, there is something in the film for everyone including comedic relief and some intense, firefighting action scenes.
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