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Monday, August 5, 2013

Kirk Cameron’s new Unstoppable project provokes national controversy

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS) -- Kirk Cameron is a television and film actor and producer, noted recently for his work in the best-selling documentary Monumental, and the inspirational film Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC’s Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series with Ray Comfort.

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Kirk spends much of his time producing new television and film projects and speaking to people around the country, teaching them how to share their faith and live out a gospel centered marriage and family.

And recently, Cameron was at the center of a national controversy when his new documentary film, Unstoppable, made national news headlines when it was discovered that Facebook and YouTube had blocked links to the film's web site (www.unstoppablethemovie.com) -- after 500,000 of Kirk's supporters rallied to request access – and the issue was resolved.

Now Provident Films brings Kirk Cameron back to movie theaters September 24 with the follow-up to his record-breaking theatrical event, Monumental.

According to a news release, Unstoppable was prompted when Kirk received a phone call that a close friend's son had died of a terminal illness, and the news jolted Kirk as he worked through emotions that so many others have dealt with - grief and sadness....it's times of tragedy and sorrow including national tragedies (the Sandy Hook school shooting or the Boston Marathon bombing) - that cause people of all walks of life and faith to question “where is the good in this”?

In Unstoppable, Kirk takes viewers on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, Unstoppable creatively asks—and answers—the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? In addition, Kirk will host a special, LIVE pre-movie event from Liberty University!

“It's easy to get excited about your faith when things are going well in your life,” says Kirk, who describes himself as a ‘recovering atheist.’

“But when your whole world comes crashing down on you, the questions start: ‘Where is God when I need him most? Why do bad things happen to good people?’

“Unstoppable is a journey, based on a true story, that has become the most personal and transparent project I have ever made regarding my faith. Together, on one night, in hundreds of theaters across America, we will discover with our eyes wide open, that life is stronger than death, good is stronger than evil, and faith is stronger than doubt.”

Ben Laurro of Pure Publicity, who is helping to promote the movie, said, “Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact us today. Reminding us that there is hope.”


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Dan Wooding, 72, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 50 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. Dan recently received two top media awards -- the “Passion for the Persecuted” award from Open Doors US, and as one of the top “Newsmakers of 2011” from Plain Truth magazine. He is the author of some 45 books, and one of the latest of which is “Caped Crusader: Rick Wakeman in the 1970s.” To order a copy, go to: Caped Crusader - Amazon

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