It features Dr. Ben Carson, Pastor Francis Chan, Eric Metaxas, Dr. James MacDonald, War Room’s “Miss Clara” and Other Notable Guests
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
FRANKLIN, TN (ANS – May 16, 2017) – Actor Kirk Cameron is a man on a spirit-filled mission. As he travels around the United States, speaking to audiences on issues concerning faith and family, he consistently hears questions from people concerning our country’s declining moral condition.
Navigating these uncertain times prompted Cameron to call a National Family Meeting for the family of God called “REVIVE US”, which was originally broadcast as a live event from Harvest Chapel in Chicago that brought over 150,000 people in theaters across the nation around Election Day 2016.
“REVIVE US” is released today (Tuesday, May 16, 2017) on DVD by Provident Films and CamFam Studios, and then by Digital Download on June 6, 2017.
A news release sent to ANS says, “Cameron reminds us that like David running toward Goliath, or Moses and the Israelites backed against the Red Sea with Pharaoh and his army bearing down on them…just when all hope seems lost, God parts the waters! The giant is defeated!
“In America, this could be our ‘Red Sea’ moment — when it’s the darkest just before the dawn, and God splits the sea and we go walking right through! IF WE HAVE EYES TO SEE.”
REVIVE US gathered Cameron’s most brilliant, insightful, and faithful friends, and asked them, “At a time like this, when things seem so dark, what can we do?” Their answers were filled with HOPE and OPTIMISM. They gave a NEW PERSPECTIVE, REFRESHED SPIRITS, and REVIVED HEARTS. We can’t keep this to ourselves. We must share this encouragement with the family of God.
Guests included Dr. Ben Carson (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development), Pastors Francis Chan, Pastor James MacDonald (Harvest Bible Chapel), New York Times bestselling author and radio host Eric Metaxas, author Jennifer Rothschild, and War Room’s “Miss Clara” (Karen Abercrombie). Also featured is music from top Christian worship groups Vertical Church Band and Passion.
“Our hope is not in the president,” Cameron said. “Our hope is not in the Supreme Court. Our hope is not in the laws we pass or in any of our accomplishments. Our hope is in the power of God working in the hearts of moms and dads, families, churches and communities. Our hope is in reviving our nation from the inside out and from the bottom all the way to the top.”
Due to the tremendous audience response, Cameron is currently planning to release a follow-up family meeting to theaters in the fall of 2017.
Alex Kendrick, writer, director of War Room, says of REVIVE US, that is is a “powerful reminder of where our hope is as a nation …,” adding, “I was challenged, inspired, prompted to keep the faith and stay in the fight!”
For more information, please go to: www.ReviveUs.com.
PRODUCT INFORMATION: UPC Code: 6-02341-008594, Not Rated, length: 109 minutes. SRP: $9.99. Studios: Provident Films and CamFam Studios.
ABOUT KIRK CAMERON:
Kirk Thomas Cameron (born October 12, 1970) is an American actor who is known for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains (1985–92), for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. As a child actor, Cameron made several other television and film appearances through the 1980s and 1990s, including the films Like Father Like Son (1987) and Listen to Me (1989). In the 2000s, he portrayed Cameron “Buck” Williams in the Left Behind film series and Caleb Holt in the drama film Fireproof (2008). Cameron is an active evangelical Christian, partnering with Ray Comfort in the evangelical ministry “The Way of the Master”, and has co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, actress Chelsea Cameron.
ABOUT CAMFAM STUDIOS:
Created in 2012 by Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, CAMFAM Studios aims to encourage, strengthen, and uplift through entertainment. CAMFAM Studios projects include the record-breaking documentary film Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure (2012), Unstoppable (2013), Saving Christmas (2014) and now REVIVE US (2016).
ABOUT PROVIDENT FILMS:
Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, a Sony company, develops, produces and markets faith-based films. A pioneer in the genre since 2006, Provident Films’ partnerships include Sherwood Pictures/Kendrick Brothers (War Room, Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants), The Erwin Brothers (Woodlawn, Moms’ Night Out), and Kirk Cameron (Unstoppable and REVIVE US). For more information, go to www.providentfilms.org.
Media inquiries should be directed to Ben Laurro, Pure Publicity, at Purepublicity@aol.com.
Photo captions: 1) Kirk Cameron in church during filming. 2) Kirk holding an American flag. 3) Kirk Cameron in his younger days. 4) DVD cover. 5) Dan Wooding interviewing Kirk Cameron some time ago.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 76, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 54 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Besides running the ASSIST News Service, Dan has written some 45 books and hosts a weekly radio show and two TV programs in Southern California. He has interviewed Kirk Cameron on several occasions.
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