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Some Thoughts on Les Misérables

Les MisérablesI love the redemptive message of Les Misérables, from book, to stage, to screen. It reminds me of the song “Amazing Grace,” because it is deeply loved even by those who don’t fully believe its message. The beauty of the story is so great that even those who don’t believe in God, his grace and forgiveness and his ability to transform a man, still love it.

The Hunger Games and a Hunger for the Real Life

The Hunger GamesI’ve received notes from readers asking about my take on The Hunger Games movie and books. I haven’t personally read the books or watched the movie, but I’m sharing some thoughts from Julia Stager, graduate student in theology and support staff here at Eternal Perspective Ministries.

“Monumental” Movie Tells an Important Story

MonumentalWhile visiting friends in Texas last week, Nanci and I saw Kirk Cameron’s documentary Monumental. We found it interesting, inspiring, and very well done. It’s very engaging, and tells an important story.

Courageous novel giveaway

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In honor of the Courageous movie being released in theaters, this weekend we're giving away six signed copies of the bestselling Courageous novel, which includes photos from the movie. Will you be going to see the movie this weekend?

The Time is Ripe for Courageous

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The Courageous movie opens in theaters this Friday, September 30. Please pray for the impact of the movie and go see it this opening weekend, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The more people show up opening weekend, the longer it will stay in the theaters and the more lives it will touch!

Part 2 of my interview with Time Magazine about the Courageous Movie and Novel

Scene from CourageousEvery novelist knows that movies don’t just have plots, they have themes. And in the exploration of those themes there is inevitably a message, whether or not it is carefully crafted. The message may be that life is random, pointless, hopeless, chaotic, cruel, or that it is full of both good and bad, and that even in the bad there can be ultimate purpose and meaning.

The Courageous Movie and Novel (Part 1 of an unused interview with Time Magazine)

Tim NewcombSome months ago I was contacted by Time magazine reporter Tim Newcomb, who asked me a number of questions about the Courageous movie and the novel. Tim’s final article was just published on Time’s online magazine.

The Importance of Fathers

Father and daughterFathers are their children’s first pastors—the most influential humans in terms of life direction. Children are shaped by their father’s love or hate, interest or disinterest, presence or absence.

Courageous: Watch the Trailer

Courageous movieThis is a new trailer for the movie Courageous, which I’ve been writing the novel Courageous to correspond to. There are some great action scenes and humorous moments, as well as heart-touching themes related to courageous fatherhood.

Courageous and My Time in Atlanta

Stephen and Alex KendrickEarlier this month I said yes to writing a novel based on the screenplay of the new movie Courageous. Both the movie and novel will be released a year from now. The movie is being done by the Kendrick brothers, Stephen and Alex (pictured with me on the right), who produced Facing the Giants and Fireproof, and will be distributed by Sony.

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