Friday, September 26, 2008

Welcome to Opening Day!

Did you notice? No more countdown clock on FireprooftheMovie.com.

It is here! FIREPROOF is opening in 839 theaters nationwide today!

USA Today has a story about the movie ... and soon, you may as well. Let us know ...
  • Are you going to see the movie today?
  • Where are you seeing it?
  • What are you most excited about?
So relax ... take off that tie. Get some popcorn and let’s go grab some seats to see FIREPROOF ... on Opening Day!

118 comments:

rebecca said...

I bought my tickets online for tonight and I can't wait. I am praying that the impact from this film will be huge. This movie was not playing anywhere within 100 miles of us, but I kept asking our local theater and they were able to get it this past Monday in Meadville PA! Praise God! It was too short of notice for our church to publicize it the way we wanted, but we have spread the word the best we could. I know this film is bathed in prayer and God will honor that and He will be glorified throught it.

Living 4 His Glory said...

Yes!! We are going today!!! We are going to Celebration Cinema with at least two other families in Kalamazoo/ Portage Michigan. I CANNOT believe it is finally HERE!!!! Hallelujah!!! I think I am most excited about being able to see this God-glorifying movie on the big screen! Only a few more hours! I pray that the Lord can more in people heart so they can hear and understand the message of truth in the movie. ADIOS!!

warriorchild said...

My husband and I have been excitedly counting down to opening day. Fireproof is not being shown in our city and we are very sad to report that we have been unable to secure tickets to the nearest venue due to the fact that chuches in local cities have bought up blocks of tickets. We SO wanted to see it on opening day! The earliest we will be able to see Fireproof is Tuesday. We will be driving from McAlester, Oklahoma to Tulsa, Oklahoma (2 hrs. one-way) in order to do so. We don't mind making the long drive but we are sad about the fact that we have to wait. Not only are we just truly that interested in seeing the movie, but we also wanted to be a part of helping your opening weekend box office numbers high.

At any rate, thank you all SO much for making this important movie. My husband and I bought a copy of "The Love Dare" last night and we will be prayerfully entering into that journey the day after we finally see the movie. We're looking forward to the many ways in which we believe God will surely show up and lead us into a closer relationship with one another, and with Him.

Praying over all aspects of your beautiful movie, and for all of the lives that will be changed by it,

Kelby

TheGrandmaPerson said...

Wouldn't it be nice if those of us who can bought two tickets instead of one (or better yet, took someone extra with us) and hollywood finally got that we want wholesome entertainment with integrity?

kpmattingly said...

My husband and I are going to see it tonight! I'm very excited for it.

Keepin' Up with the Kilgores said...

We'll be hosting a marriage conference tomorrow morning and taking all of the couples to see the movie in the afternoon. We invited all of the firefighters in our county and two surrounding couties and we have 110 couple pre-registered for the event. I can't wait to see the impact that this has in our community and around the country. Please pray for our event that will be taking place from 10:00-4:00 Saturday.

Hemda @ Community Church said...

Our church in Commerce Ga gave away tickets to all couples. I am a bus driver and I have been encouraging others to go see it this weekend. I know of four drivers who are taking their spouse out. I even talked a friend of mine who is currently seperated from her husband to go. Praise God he is going with her.
I pray this touches many hearts and lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FIRE PROOFING MY MARRIAGE!!

Anna "Banana" Jackson said...

Kirk does an incredible job in this -- the best acting of his career. Yea Kirk!!!

We bought our tickets yesterday on Fandango. My hubby and I will be seeing it together for the first time tonight.

I got to go to a premier showing and it was FANTASTIC! Every person who went with me ended up crying at some point during the movie (and most of them were guys!).

My mom went with some of her friends last night. She said there was great audience reaction, people were crying, laughing and on the edge of their seats.

I can't wait to see my husband's reaction to the movie. :-D

Traci said...

I just want to say how thankful I am that this movie has been made. I am sad, however that as a Canadian, I am not able to go see it tonight. I am praying that God will open a door for these wonderful God-inspired films to make it to theatres North of the border.

firehouse said...

I had the opportunity to view this movie a couple of months ago as a pre-screening. It was fantastic! I'm SO happy for what the Kendrick brothers and their church are doing! I hope to see more films from them in the near future. I believe that hearts will be touched and relationships will be strengthened as a result of this film. GO SEE IT TODAY!!

David said...

I am a missionary in South Africa and saw the advertisement on the internet. We showed Facing the Giants to our seminary students. Even though they didnt understand football they definitly were affected by the message. How do we get a copy of your latest movie Fireproof. From the trailer and your doctrinal statement I am sure that our students would benefit greatly from this movie. May the Lord use it mightly for His kingdom!

TaggTroop said...

We're going!!!!! Still praying hard for this movie!!!!!! Love you guys!!!
Meggy T

bkgiff said...

My wife and I are going to see this movie tonight. Our local theater is showing it. Our church is in the middle of a three week sermon series on Fireproofing your Marriage. Our church rented out the theater tonight and Sunday night. They asked you to buy two tickets, and then the church gave you two tickets to bring another couple with you. Our church is also doing a marriage class starting in October and a marriage retreat in November. Our church has really bought into this movie. I am looking forward to seeing it tonight. I think the message is great.

Teresa said...

My husband purchased our tickets last night. We're going to the 10:00 PM showing tonight! I can't wait! Why 10:00 PM? Because the 7:30 showing in Lynchburg, VA was sold out! WaHoo!!!

Can't WAIT!!

just married said...

I am a newlywed and very excited about seeing the movie. We are taking another couple with us, and making it a double date. I hope to take something away from this movie to positively impact my new marriage.

kimist said...

We went with the Christian School associated with our Church in Mableton Ga. It was great!
I am most looking forward to seeing the impact it has on people's marriages that I see personally are in danger and how God can heal them. I am also looking forward to people seeing that the happily ever after story needs prayer, patience, and hard work.

Karen said...

I am so upset that this movie is not being shown in my area. I went online first thing this morning and it is playing an hour away from our local theaters

Bus Driver Dude said...

My wife and I are planning on seeing Fireproof tomorrow. We have beeen waiting all summer for this. We both have enjoyed you other movies Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Keep up the good work

Bill And Rachelle

Alli said...

So excited to go see it tonight! I will share your film with others!

April & Doug said...

WE ARE GOING TONIGHT!!!!! My husband and I are actually going with a church in our community - with another couple. We are seeing it in Fayetteville, Georgia it's the closest one to us about 25 miles. And as far as I know it's sold out!!!! Praise God!

Tomorrow we are actually attending an all day seminar "Do You Dare?" based on the book/movie and I am sooooo excited. I truly believe that this movie is going to change lives, marriages and hopefully bring the unsaved to Christ! And I hope Monday morning when I get up that the entire country is talking about how Fireproof has topped the Box Office!!!!

Kathleen5863 said...

This movie is a blessing. I think everyone should go see it. Married or thinking about it. And perfect for those who are thinking about checking out of their marriage.
I was on the edge of my seat a few times. I cried many times throughout the entire movie. And laughed too!
God presence was magnified. And the power was intense.
I think the book "love dare" will make a perfect wedding gift.

God Bless!!!

Now GO see the MOVIE!!!!!!!!

SYD said...

God bless all! I am so excited about seeing this movie. I bought copies of Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Both movies by the Kendrick brothers(I highly recommend those two movies). May God continue to bless the Kendrick brothers and give them the ability to continue to make Christian faith-based movies.

My desire is for this movie to make an impact on Christian marriages. For the marriages not in Christ, may they understand that only a life/marriage/family built on the rock of Jesus Christ will truly be blessed!

I will be seeing the movie in Yonkers, NY.

Jesus Reins!

Christine said...

Hubby and I got our tickets ahead of time, through Fandango. We were concerned about the theater being sold out, as several churches are buying out time slots. We are so thrilled about seeing this movie, in a few short hours. We love Flywheel and Facing the Giants! We have been so blessed by the way that you put all of your heart into serving God. I am praying that many hearts will turn to Christ, and that many marriages will be revitalized, as a result of this movie. May God bless you, abundantly.

Bradley Miller said...

I can't wait for tonight. I've lived through the pain of a divorce, but God has given me so much more and allowed me to be an advocate for marriage. I'm so thankful to be attending this movie tonight with my new wife -- we both have God as the focus of our life together. I'm sure that this movie will touch hearts and make a difference in many lives, both in sharing the gospel as well as re-purposing marriages.

In His Grace said...

A friend called and said she had gotten tickets for "the girls" to go to the movie. We went today, Opening Day, the 12:30 p.m. showing at the Regal Georgian Cinemas in Newnan, GA. It is the best movie I have ever seen. It not only teaches how a relationship between husbands and wives should be; it teaches how relationships with everyone should be. God's love is the cornerstone of all Love, until we learn that it won't work. I can't wait for the video to come out, this is a must buy. I am looking forward to watching it again and again. Also, knowing that Kirk Cameron only kisses his wife made it even better. He not only played the part; he lives the part everyday. That is a testiment to God! I pray that all in this country are touched by this amazing movie and allow God to work through and in them.

Jennifer said...

I saw it this morning. AWESOME!!!! I pray that this will help those who are struggling. Can't wait for the next week, when I see it again with my church.

Andy Valadez said...

Proud of you guys!! We are going to Yorktown 15 in Houston, TX tonight. Love seeing the advertisement on Fox News and the billboards. Did I see an ad on The Drudge Report? God bless Sherwood Baptist and Sherwood Pictures. My wife and I need this movie and are looking forward to the inspiration!

Andy Valadez

Judy said...

God Bless You all! I know the pain a separation and divorce can bring. I really, really related to the intensity and the feelings going on inside of Katherine and Caleb. I purchased my tickets online and our family was there to see the movie at its first showing today in our area!!!! The movie definitely is fantastic. God is at his best in it. It was so perfectly put together. The movie flowed. There wasnt a single spot that didnt need to be there. People at the theater laughed and cried. It is a message we all need. Thank you! Kirk was awesome. All of you were awesome. I thank God for people like you who dont mind spreading the gospel!!! - To God be the Glory!

Noah said...

I'm afraid to say that today was the first time I had heard of the movie. Courtesy of an article on Fox News about Kirk Cameron and (in the opinions of Hollywood) the "oddity" that Kirk wouldn't kiss his on screen wife, but had his real wife as an actress double for those scenes, I found out about this movie. Unfortunately, the Bible college I attend has a strict policy regarding movie attendance, so I'm afraid I won't be able to attend the movie as doing so would be dishonoring to the Lord by not obeying authorities over me. However, I can't wait for this to come out on DVD so that I can watch it with my friends! A Christian love story that's actually worth it for guys to watch! What a concept!! Thank you guys for letting the Lord use you in this movie. It is my hope that this movie contains the clearest of Gospel presentations, allowing it to be an opportunity for a witness within each of our communities.

Deacon Greg said...

I saw this at the CMN Tradeshow in early August... one of the best films I've seen in many years!!

I recognized myself in Caleb and couldn't wait for "The Love Dare" to be published...

Now the book and the movie are out and I'm headed to the theatre to see it again!!

This movie is one of the best marriage-prep tools I have seen, I recommend this to anyone who does marriage prep (pre-Cana) or even marriage counseling. Keep up the great work!

Deacon Greg Weigold
Diocese of Charleston

... said...

I am sooo excited about this movie opening in such wide distribution! Really, really looking forward to it coming out on DVD so I can see it - I suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and can no longer go to movie theaters - it'll be so cool when it comes out for home viewing.

ShaRhonda said...

Saw it! Loved it! My husband and I were in tears. God bless the creators, actors, and viewers. As soon as I got out of the movie I text messaged all of my friends and have already posted about it on my blog. Praise God and all the glorious happenings that will come out of this film!

Kim said...

I just got back from seeing the movie and all I can say is "WOW"!!!!!!! I loved it. I could definitely feel the holy spirit and you definitely touched on how married life really can be sometimes. Keep the movies coming with God in the center.

TWEB said...

My wife and I couldn't hardly wait until Fireproof came to the theaters. We went this afternoon to the earliest showing. The movie was everything we hoped for. Being a full time firefighter myself I was concerned about the reality in the firehouse content. You guys nailed it. The true message in the movie will have every married couple looking at their relationship with each other. It really opened my eyes to areas in my own relationship with my wife and God.
Again I want to say Great Movie

Sharon O said...

We saw the first showing in our city on a surprise date that my HUSBAND picked out! We both cried through most of it, not because we were sad, but because it was so real!!! (And my husband has not cried since his step mom died 19 years ago!!)We have had all of the conversations at the beginning of the movie. It was well done and not cheap or cheesy or "religious" feeling. It was real life.

hisgirl4ever said...

I am going to see it with a couple family members tomorrow evening at the Mall of GA 20 theater. I cannot wait!!!!!

Sarah said...

Wowsa! The movie was amazing! The Gospel was the CENTER of the movie! I am so thankful for the cast and crew that were involved in this movie. I am certain that the Lord is going to bless all of their hardwork and dedication because they made sure that He was the focus of the film. I pray that Fireproof changes many lives. I cannot wait to hear about all that results from this amazing movie! I am so excited to hear how God works through it! Keep praying!!! Our God is faithful!

Blickhe2000 said...

My husband and I went to see Fireproof this afternoon. We loved it! I went with high expectations and was not disappointed! Kirk Cameron's acting was fantastic. It was action packed, made me cry at times, made me laugh often! It was funnier than I expected. I want to purchase it when it comes out on DVD! Very enjoyable, highly recommended!

Mrs. R said...

My husband and I took 20 of my middle school students to the 4:00 o'clock showing today at Glynn Place Mall in Brunswick, GA. I can tell you that we were all touched in significant ways by this excellent movie. The performances by all of the actors were believable, and Kirk Cameron was perfect in the leading role. I could also feel the prayers of God's warriors as we watched the movie. I know people have been committed to pray around the clock, AND IT IS WORKING! I began to weep during the scene with the fire captain and his father. As the son began to pour out his heart, I knew where the scene was heading and it humbled me to think of the comparison to the way we treat our Lord. I pray God will move in a mighty way through this powerful movie. God bless all of you for having the courage to go with it. Mrs. R

DeeJay said...

Well...I was planning on seeing it tonight, but it was sold out (Praise the Lord). I bought tickets for tomorrow's showing though. I'm excited and can't wait to see it. I'll be seeing it in Huntington, WV (I live in southern Ohio about 40 minutes from there), but it's worth it.

Also, reading the book by Eric Wilson...so far I'm so into the book, I wasn't too upset about not seeing the movie tonight.

Jenny said...

Fireproof is incredible! We just left the theater, and every showing has had lines out the door waiting to get in. We drove 45 minutes to get to the nearest showing. I highly recommend this movie. Not only is the final product professionally presented with some nail biting action scenes and comedy that had the entire audience laughing out loud, but it hits on the internal conflict that every human struggles with and how it effects them and those around them. In short, just about everyone can relate to this movie in one way or another. Make time to go see Fireproof...no excuses! And take your friends (especially those who don't want to go to another "God" movie)!

momof19yo said...

Great news here in Springfield, IL!! Showings are selling out. I tried to go to the 7pm Friday evening show, but was told that it had sold out earlier in the day. It's unexplainably exciting to know that people are 'on fire' to see this movie.
Instead of going to the movie I wanted to see tonight, I stopped at the grocery store before going home. The cashier's "How are you?" turned into a discussion of the movie between myself and others nearby in the store.

If word-of-mouth advertising works as well for Fireproof as it does for other things, I predict that Fireproof will have quite a few sold-out shows in Springfield, IL.

With it's strong Christian foundation, I think Fireproof is going to have a message for all people, not just married couples, or in-trouble marriages.

Thank you for this movie. God Bless all who worked on Fireproof.

Smoothie King said...

I saw the movie tonight however this movie theater (listed below) cut the movie off before the credits ran...they shut it off a spit second after a scripture verse came on...this this supposed to happen?

Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook
2745 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY

Awesome Awesome Movie by the way.

dieselmech123 said...

Praise God for this movie. The best movie I have ever seen. I was there 1 hour early to get the tickets thank god I did it was packed one or two seats left in the theater. I think anyone having trouble with there relationship should go see this movie before attempting to do anything rational.

Brian said...

Awsome! My wife and I saw the movie tonight celebrating our 15 anniversary. What a great movie. Go see it! Now! Christ really does work in marriages. We are a testimony to that.

maggiecole said...

Saw the movie this afternoon..... I laughed, I cried, I prayed.... I got two copies of "The Love Dare" for my husband and I. We need some Fireproofing. Thank you for making this movie. Please know that I will be praying for all that would see it and that souls and marriages will be saved because of it.

mom2drew said...

Just got back from the 7:15 showing in Oldsmar, FL. The theater was packed... a full house of moviegoers laughing, crying, cheering and applauding. GREAT MOVIE! Thank you SO much to Sherwood Pictures and everyone involved. My husband and I loved it!

Momma Malek said...

Saw it this evening with my hubby of almost 10 years. We both loved it. Mainly, because it was almost a biography about our early years of marriage! The Lord does work miracles and restore marriages. We know, because He did it with ours. Thanks for this movie!

Erin said...

Oh, we loved the movie! My husband went to a pre-screening 6 weeks ago, and I have been waiting! We went this afternoon and hung around the theater tonight to greet the families from our church.

In Hattiesburg, MS both the 6:50 and 7:30 pm shows were sold out tonight!

I am thrilled to support a God-glorifying, life changing film! Thank you all! And we are praying for lives to be changed through this!

Jay said...

My wife and I saw the movie in Tupelo, MS tonight and were both in awe at how wonderful it was...despite us both loving Facing the Giants. We are both born again Christians who have had marital problems in the last year. God kept us together and I'm convinced that he will use this movie to do the same for other couples. I thank the Lord for movies like this with a REAL message of hope. This movie had everything from great acting to excellent cinematography. And it wasn't afraid to tackle the real issues behind marital problems such as not being right with the Lord. Praise God for people who still care enough to make movies like this.

Birdseed said...

I went to see Fireproof. I just got home in fact. Wow, what a powerful movie. God was definitely in the movie theater. I was so pleased to see that it was a packed house This film could have an amazing impact for Christ, for marriages and so much more. Thanks for such a great movie that honors God and marriages.

misty said...

So many wonderful things are happening to further His kingdom!! This movie along with Sherwood films and all the help they had is one tool God is using! WOW! I just saw the movie with my husband who never claps in theaters after a movie but tonight he was clapping along with everyone else!! I came home and posted a status about it on Facebook, on my blog and sent some emails! This culture needs to be changed - it can happen!! So many people were able to go to a movie and walk out praising God - it is happening!! Thank You!!
I was also so please to see places like Sonny's BBQ, Krispy Kreme ... helping in donations. And love it that everyone even the childcare workers were thanked - Awesome!!

BooSheep said...

My husband (a firefighter) and I, and 4 of our closest friends saw the movie this afternoon. We cried, we laughed and we connected with an amazing story and cast. Thank you for bringing this life changing experience into our lives. I am praying God will use this movie in a mighty way. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

www.woollypeaches.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

WOW! Thank you for this movie. I just got home from seeing it. I'm so glad I did. The theatre in Portsmouth, NH was SOLD OUT for THIS movie and all the praise goes to Abba Father for that. Thanks for stepping out of the boat!

jenniferb said...

We saw the movie tonight - on opening day! It was a truly amazing movie and one that will definitely change our marriage! An interesting thing happened at the end of the movie - when the scripture came up (that's all that was on the screen), the theater stopped the movie. No credits, nothing. Just stopped the movie. It was very disappointing, and we found the general manager to ask why it happened. He didn't know, but he said he would look into it. Satan works in a lot of different ways. Maybe it wasn't on purpose - I don't know - but whatever it was, it didn't change the power of the movie. You all did a wonderful job!
Jennifer, Louisville, KY

Michelle said...

We drove 3 hours to the nearest cinema, and we are going to see it tomorrow... we can't wait!! We live in one of the 7 states where the movie is NOT opening anywhere (VT). So we drove to NH!

Jacquie said...

Just got home from watching Fireproof. It was AMAZING!! I loved it. It was so good to sit in a full theater (tickets were sold out) with people who laughed, cried, cheered and were positively silent at times. It was such a blessing to sit in a movie theater and hear the Lord's name proclaimed. I believe MANY marriages will be impacted by this movie.

Cat lady said...

Saw Fireproof tonight. A great movie! A big thank you to the Kendrick brothers for allowing God to use them in this way to reach so many people with the love of God. I urge everyone to see the movie. You won't be disappointed.

mcdonalddkr said...

My husband and I just got home from seeing Fireproof. It was fantastic! My husband and I have a strong marriage of 12 years but this movie still made us think about things and appreciate each other for who we are and the important role that God plays in our lives. We highly recommend this to everyone! It is a must-see and definately is one for purchase when it is released on DVD. We can't wait!

e_susan94 said...

I got our tickets 2 hrs before the movie and didn't have to stand in line when I got there for the 7pm showing. We are back from it and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!! We went to the one in Washington Township, New Jersey and it was packed. Not a dry eye in the theater and I saw lots of couples there! I think they had a second theater opened up for it too. I'm sure half of them were from local churches and it was so good that everyone who cried and laughed did it for the same reasons! It was amazing and I'm telling everyone I know to go see it!

The Bowman Bunch said...

My husband, teenage son, preteen daughter and I went to see Fireproof tonight. I had bought my tickets online in August. We all loved the movie! There were some great lessons all throughout the movie, and the sub-plots were wonderful, too. Thanks for not only giving us a wonderful family movie to enjoy together, but also for spreading the Gospel of Christ in such a unique way. The whole auditorium applauded the movie as the credits rolled, and then a lot of people stayed and fellowshipped afterwards! Someone even handed out traks as we left the theater. Thanks so much!!

Jessica said...

I saw the movie tonight.. I got tickets from a fellow firefighter. It hit very close to home since I was married to a fireman and our divorce was and is not good... He had the same issues regarding attitude towards me and his addiction with the internet... I cried, and couldn't stop. It was a wonderful movie with a powerful message. I hope people will support it and go see it... it will help everyone come back to Jesus and realize what Caleb did.. he would never be able to love if he didn't know how... I look forward to more movies like Fireproof and Facing the Giants. God Bless

Jessica said...

Just saw it in Raleigh, NC! It was sold out in at least two theaters!!
Awesome job!!! You guys did gReAt!

fanta said...

I just got home from seeing this fantastic movie. I'm single but it was still very moving and speaks to everyone...not just married people...so don't leave your single friends out of this, everyone needs to see it. May God continue to bless those whose efforts made this movie possible. Hollywood take notice...our theater was PACKED :)

Cindy said...

I just got home from seeing Fireproof. It was awesome. Every seat in the theatre was filled. People were laughing, crying and saying Amen. I hope this shows that there is a huge audience for Christian movies nd they need to tap into the Christian market. I have so many friends that have similiar situations as the Holts and will continue to recommend they see it. I'd really like to pass out the 40 day plan.

zanygal007 said...

PRAISE JESUS! Such an AWESOME, Christ-exalting movie, my husband and I both cried and loved it so much because we really felt it draw our hearts closer to the throne, and we could feel the Father smile upon every single moment and effort of this movie. So grateful for this ministry and praying that it would touch many. We are so thankful to Him for your obedience and sacrifice and can't wait to see the movie again (we are seriously discussing going to see it again tomorrow).

Heather Paulsen said...

YEAH! The Kendrick Brothers knocked it out of the park...more than Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC!

It was an amazing movie...touching and powerful.

So glad to see that the heart of Flywheel is still there! There's no changing in the pure gospel message.

You touched on so many topics...internet porn, emotional affairs...just to name two...that you never see in other movie!

We went with some friends and we had to go out after to debrief!

We went to Gurnee Marcus Theater in Gurnee, IL!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Heather

Cristy Evans said...

This movie is soooo good!! My husband even said that is was the best movie he has ever seen!! Our daughter is only 7 and we have already talked about buying it for her and her future husband! Thanks for making such an impact!!

digory said...

We drove 1 hour to Kansas City to see the 7:15 showing. The room was full. There was much laughter. I didn't cry once! (I cried more than once!)

To God Be the Glory!

Casselton 4 said...

Was fantastic to see that the theater that showed the movie was full enough, that they opened up a second theater for the over flow.... which was pretty well filled also. Was a great movie, I pray that it will touch all those who see it, and will touch us enough to share the word with others.

Allison said...

Saw it tonight and LOVED IT! Wow, what a message. Sure makes you think. I am blessed with a wonderful marriage. This movie made me think about my young children. I admired the parents in this film and hope my husband and I will be as wise and supportive.

Our Little Star said...

God is so good! The movie was awesome! Absolutely fabulous!! Keep writing those movies!! It is so obvious that god is using you in these days where media is so everywhere! Thank you for providing my husband and I with a wonderful date night......for the rest of our lives!!

ChildoftheKing said...

As soon as my husband and I got home tonight from the movie, he was on the internet looking for "The Love Dare", I am so excited to see what God is doing with this movie and in our lives. Thank you for this movie and praise God for giving you guys the idea for this movie. I just can't wait to see it again and get started on "The Love Dare".

dashberg said...

My husband and I just returned from seeing Fireproof. It was awesome! I have not heard so much laughter in a theater! The way Caled and Kat treated each other was hilarious! You could either see yourself in the way they reacted, or see someone you knew. It was easy to identify with. The conclusion is something most married couples long for, but don't always know how to acheive. The movie received applause at the end. It was so great to see how the "hard things" in life were presented without vulgar or obscene language, but still getting the point across beautifully. To God be the glory! God has already used this movie to work something out between my husband and me. We couldn't stop talking about it at dinner after the movie.

To God Be the Glory said...

Just returned from seeing Fireproof with my husband and 15 year-old daughter. Another great movie by the Kendrick brothers. I've seen Facing the Giants 26 times and was VERY excited to see this new movie. It was FANTASTIC and far exceeded the high expectations I had after Facing the Giants. Praise God for the Kendrick brothers for making such high quality films that not only entertain us as Christians, but also speak to the hearts of both believers and non-believers. God is using your films in amazing ways and I know He is being glorified through them. Keep up the good work and THANK YOU for all you do!!

DanielD said...

Just saw the movie in College Station, TX. Well done! Should have put "based on true stories across America" in the trailer. So much truth and you make Christ relevant through a medium that used so wrongly elsewhere! Praying for and praising what God is doing through this!

Brad said...

Hey saints! I saw FIREPROOF at the 5:00 show in South Barrington, IL (suburb of Chicago), and I do not believe I can possibly say it loudly or emphatically enough:

FIREPROOF ROCKED!

Kendrick brothers, actors/actresses, volunteers, and everyone else involved, including the forklift guy (lol)--I give you a standing ovation. You hit a grand-slam with Facing the Giants, and you did it again here. Well done.

"Fireproof Blog" asked the question: "What are you most excited about?" Well...

As a SINGLE, I must admit, I do not yet have the blessing of marriage, and therefore the opportunity to accept the challenge of "The Love Dare" and to implement it as it was in the movie. I *did*, however, have a thought--I believe Holy Spirit-inspired--and that was, "Why not implement the Love Dare into EVERY relationship in my life? (In an appropriate Christian manner, of course.)

So what am I excited about? Searching the WORD, pulling out all the details about Godly love that are in it, and implementing them all into every relationship in my life. This means family, friends, business associates, co-workers, and complete strangers. Everyone. I can honestly say that I have rarely been this excited about anything, and I can hardly wait to see the results!

Fellow singles, may I invite you to join me? A "Singles Love Dare," if you will. . . ;o)

Brad said...

If I may, another short post.

Friends, please, if you found that you enjoyed FIREPROOF, do not forget to let the upper-level management/PR department of the theater you went to know. A simple email to let them know how much you enjoyed it will go a long way towards influencing them to show more high-quality features (like FIREPROOF), and it will also give them a little "pat on the back" after all the other complaints and garbage they have to usually deal with.

Just a suggestion. :-)

thelordismysavior said...

The absolute best movie I have ever seen. I can still cry when recalling the touching scenes. Also pins and needles action. Awesome acting. A lifechanger for my marriage. Thank you actors and all persons for making a wonderful film that is unsurpassed. I strongly recommend for all couples and prospective couples/persons. Suitable for young viewers.

Scott said...

We saw it with our home study group tonight (opening night). We had to drive to a second theater and see a later showing because the first was sold out! It was filled to capacity at the second theater as well! Praise God! The story was really touching. We could definitely see how this could have a tremendous impact on people's marriages and their concept of a good, Godly marriage. It is also a great way to share Christ with others.

RAGOMEZ said...

I have been counting the days till the movie. I went to one of the evening shows on opening day. However, I was disappointed to learn that it was not advertised nor even posted at the selected theater in its movie listings. I was only able to learn of the movie through my online researching skills for my local theaters. When I arrived at the theater, the movie was not even listed. When I asked the clerk about it, she just said they were showing it and if I wanted a ticket. So my counter measures are e-mailing and encouraging all of my friends about the movie and the info. the theater won't release.

The movie is excellent. The actor's and their roles were moving, not just in emotion but to do something about this problem that exists in the U.S., divorce and a marriage without Christ at is center. As an instructor of counseling psychology and a Born-Again Christian, I highly recommend this film and the book that is presented within the film.

Rich Blessings

cherylat102.9 said...

really, really good and really real! wow, comedy, drama, action, great acting,and last but not least, life changing impact. I say if you've ever been in any relationship ever and used the word selfish, you should see this film. Parents of young adults, see this film. We can still make a difference. My daughter and son-in-love will see it Sunday and I thank God that they will. Thank you for your service to the Lord I pray that He continues to bless this project abundantly so you and others can continue to make more films that can help bring positive and live changing messages to the world. I also pray protection and blessing on anyone involved with Fireproof,and all the people that will see this film in Jesus name. Amen Signed Local Christian Radio Announcer

djfleming said...

My husband and I seen the movie last night. This movie is soooo good. We were both crazy over it. I would love to see it again. It was well put together. This movie should attract many people. I definatly want to buy the DVD when it comes out.

Amber said...

Thank you God for this movie...it is unapologetically Christian and it gives such a clear message of salvation, how to find peace, and how you can really learn to love. Our church bought several of the tickets to our local theaters’ in Arkansas and most were sold out tonight! They purchased tickets for all our local fireman, their wives, and provided free childcare! Praise the Lord!

mary said...

The movie was excellent! I liked Facing the Giants and Fly Wheel but Fireproof was the best by far. I reccomend it toall married couples weather they are having problem or not I will also buy it when it comes out on dvd.

hopeful said...

my firefighter husband filed for divorce after 13 years of ups and downs and 2 children. Asked him to come see this movie with me that came highly recommened before we proceed any further. Hoping this is a message from up above that this marraige can be saved. Monday can't come soon enough we have tickets in the afternoon. Any feedback that this might open his eyes to how precious marraige can be. I hope this was released in time to save us

Michele said...

Please post results of opening day! Can't wait to find out.

Pam in KY said...

Our family went to see the Fireproof yesterday in Somerset,KY. It was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed it from my 11 year old up. It was very touching, great acting, and gave you a good laugh. This movie is so timely in America today with so many marriages on the rocks.We can't wait until it comes out on DVD to see it again and share it with friends.

Sandy Schoonmaker said...

My husband and I saw the movie last night. The theatre was so packed that people were sitting in the aisles. The audience was unique... everyone was so polite, moving to make room for latecomers, introducing themselves to each other, sharing comments after the movie. Everyone cheered at the end. I wish there were more Christian movies available.
Anyway, the movie was excellent. I cried the whole time. My husband and I are separated and trying to reconcile, so this movie couldn't have come at a better time in our lives. Thank you Sherwood Baptist Church!

T Lewis said...

I saw the movie last night, and WOW!! I loved it. Yes, there were plot points that were "predictable," but it didn't take away from the message of the story. I was deep impressed by the characters of Caleb and Kathryn. "Flawed" is the word that comes to mind. They were real people with real problems and real pains.

Thanks for the "Love Dare." I'm single, but I was challenged by its depth. I especially loved the way Caleb's father explained the difference between "fuzzy, feeling love" and "unconditional, commitment love." I know that if God should ever choose to bring someone into my life, I won't give or settle for less than the latter.

I plan to see the movie again and take some family along. Oh, I have to tell you about this. . . I went to the bookstore after the movie to buy the novelization of Fireproof. The guy who rang up my purchase said he had to go see the movie, and we got into a conversation about this movie and the others the Kendrick brothers have made. I just thought that was neat.

God bless you all.

The Harmon Family said...

Keith, Alex and I went last night and the theatre was PACKED. There may have been 5 empty seats. We sat on the second row and are still suffering from stiff neck, but all worth it ;) One of the coolest thing was the family behind us. A lady translated the whole movie in Spanish for the person beside her. At first, we were a little surprised at all the talking, but when we realized what was going on, we just thanked the Lord they were there and prayed God would do a mighty work in the life of that family.

eightakids said...

My husband and I saw it friday afternoon. We loved it! What a great date movie for married couples. We laughed and cried and loved the God centered message. We don't go to the movies much but we are glad we went to this one and plan on going again. Thank you for making Fireproof, Facing the Giants and Flywheel. They are refreshing entertainment. Thank you for all your hard work. Keep it up we will keep watching!

Tracey said...

Packed out the 7 o'clock showing in Raleigh, NC last night! What a great ride!! There aren't enough words to tell you just how great this movie is..praying that it saves tons of marriages all for the glory of Christ! And to add some more fun, Flywheel showed up in my mailbox from Netflix..All Sherwood, all weekend! Great job, everyone.

LisaAB said...

My husband and I saw Fire Proof last evening. What an awesome film. The movie theatre was packed(sold out). We laughed, we cried, and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire movie. We plan on telling our couples small group all about the movie and inviting them back to see it with us again. Thank you and God Bless.
LisaAB from Pennsylvania

Chris said...

My wife and I went to go see the movie last night. This was one of the most challenging movies about marriage I've every seen. It's awesome that the love of Christ is going to be shown to so many people. I also gave a theater worker one of the million dollar bill tracts from Kirk's and Ray Comfort's "Way of the Master" course.

God bless you all!

The Johansen Family 8 said...

It's Saturday, the 27th. My husband and I are celebrating our 13th anniversary and what better way to do that than to see Fireproof? We've decided to take all of our children too! We LOVED Facing the Giants and Flywheel. Can't wait to see what you've done for the Lord this time! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Joan said...

Thank you and thank God for this movie. We went to see it last night(opening night) and loved it. We have a good marriage but both feel we benefitted from seeing the movie. It opens up dialog about things usually left unsaid. Everybody will benefit from this movie in some way. Praise God for putting this idea on the hearts of the Kendrick brothers and for their obedience along with their church to make it happen! May God richly bless all of you. -Make more Christian movies!

Still Married said...

My husband and I bought tickets to the Sept 26, 7:00 PM show opening at the Carmike Theater in Oakdale, MN.

We took 2 other couples along with us and all agreed that the movie exceeded our highest expectations. We laughed, we cried, we were inspired. The actors were amazing. Kirk Cameron, as well as the other actors were able to portray the true feelings and struggles many of us have experienced.

We got together after the movie for pie and coffee to discuss it and found that we could not identify any one favorite scene - they were all favorites! The caliber of this film is rarely achieved.

We will be encouraging all our friends and co-workers to see it (and purchase the DVD when it becomes available).

Our special thanks to the Kendrick brother, Sherwood Baptist Church, and all those associated with of this film release. It truely is an inspiring film for all.

Dan & Brenda

Jinx McHue said...

Wonderful! Awesome! Fantastic! Spectacular!

The theater we saw "Fireproof" in was packed. Throughout the film, people were laughing and crying. At the end, many people (including myself) actually applauded. That may not sound like much, but this is Minnesota. We don't clap for films here in Minnesota! But we did for this one because it deserved it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this amazing, entertaining, and touching film.

Rhonda said...

Loved it!!! Thanks!!

nikkiluvs23 said...

I went and saw the movie last night... Actually our church planned our first ever "Couples Night" and 17 couples from our church went together to see the movie and then went out to eat afterwards and discuss the movie and have fellowship. It went Great. The movie was so packed that we all had to sit split up, and quite a few of us got stuck on the first 2 rows. I absolutely LOVED The movie...it was EXACTLY what my husband and I need right now...I knew what the movie was about a head of time, but my husband didn't, and we are both volunteer fire fighters, so i knew it would make a huge impact on him, and it did...it impacted us both greatly! God's timing is always perfect, and once again, he was right on the dot. I hope that this experience will be the swift kick in the rear that we both need to get our relationship back on track and back to the way we used to be! Thanks so much to all the many volunteers and people that worked so hard on making such a WONDERFUL Movie!

I also plan to try to get my parents to see it together...My father is also a fireman, and their relationship has basically been not existant for many many years. Though they are still married and live in the same house together, they live two seperate lives most of the time. They've spent all my life blaming eachother for the others problems and neither one want to own up to their own problems. I'm hoping that maybe this movie will impact them both enough to at least give the dare a try?? I dunno...but i'm praying it will. I'll update if they do see it!

Thanks again for such a wonderful, and wholesome movie!

Russell said...

My wife and I saw Fireproof at the Cinemark theater in Valley View, OH (suburb of Cleveland). It was absolutely wonderful, living up to every expectation. I especially like how Caleb's Dad walks around to the cross. It was a moving piece of cinematography.

I should also mention that because we got there right before the movie started, the only seats available were in the front two rows! A packed house for the 7:00 PM show!

Kyle Prohaska said...

#3 at the BOXOFFICE! GO FIREPROOF!!!!

PG said...

God has blessed me with 12 children, half of whom are adults.
They went to see "Fireproof" on opening night and loved it!
One daughter said it's the best film she's ever seen.
Thank you.
God will use this film to change hearts.

H.Wayne said...

Saw the movie last night. It is absolutely AWESOME!!!!

Adam said...

I would like to extend special tahnks to a dear friend of mine for her work in this movie. Robin Bushnell is a fantastic addition to any production.

Anthony Foister said...

My wife and I saw Fireproff on opening day and all I can say is wow!!! There wasn't a dry eye in the room. It was a true blessing to be able to see Fireproof and I can't wait to see it again!!
God Bless all those involved with this great testament to marriage and the love of Christ!!

The James Cathy Family said...

We bought tickets in advance for Friday the 28th in Columbia and our Sunday School class went to see it, along with the associate pastor and his wife. He preached on Sunday (which is broacast on TV all over South Carolina) and recommended Fireproof to our whole congregation (and TV viewers)! The movie was amazing! Our theater was sold out! THANKS!! Oh, and we loved that you used Chick-fil-A in the movie!

akulbe said...

I went to see it in Portland, OR tonight.

I can't say enough good things about it, but it was also painful to watch.

I cried a lot. I, like Michael, have that big scar on my heart. I made many of those mistakes, and had those same attitudes.

I could see my sin, very clearly. However, it also made me see God's abundant grace.

I have an opportunity to start over, and have a new marriage built on the right foundation.

Merci said...

It was the best movie I could have gone to see. It had my boyfriend in tears and it had me at the edge of my seat. I am still hoping my friends will consider it over some violent or sex themed movie. But GOD will work his magic I am sure. Thank you for such a great movie. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve...God Bless

Auburn, MI said...

I saw "Fireproof" in Midland, MI on opening day, and was totally delighted. The acting from the principals was terrific, and the story was so different from what I'm used to seeing, it was more than a breath -- it was an entire walk in the fresh air! Thank you!

M_Alger said...

I drove 3 hours to see it in Pittsburgh, PA and it was well worth it. Thank you for making a great movie with 2 great messages. As the pastor of a church, I endorsed Fireproof on Sunday morning and it is my hope and prayer that every couple see this movie. Of course, until I saw Rebecca's post today, I didn't realize it was showing as close as Meadville, PA.

Zachary said...

Great movie!

Debi said...

My husband and I went and saw Fireproof last weekend, on Saturday. I was excited about this movie coming out, because I'd heard it would be good and saw the trailer. However, I didn't expect just HOW GOOD it would be! The theater was packed and people were laughing, crying, cheering -- it was amazing! At the end, the room errupted with clapping!

I was blown away as we left. My husband and I were so impressed to finally see a movie in every day theaters that shares the gospel, honors God in every aspect, and honors marriage! I loved that the husband in this movie was the one pursuing his wife. Too many movies and/or shows today make the husband and men in general out to be 'losers' and the women are 'all that'. Finally -- a movie where the husband is in his role of being like Jesus and loving his bride and 'laying down his life' for her. Wow!

I also loved hearing that Kirk Cameron would only kiss his wife! Wow -- that made the movie even more special.

Thank you for making such an AWESOME movie! We are telling all our friends to go and we want to go again. It's just so great!

Blessings!

BeeBop said...

My husband and I saw Fireproof this evening. It was a terrific movie! The manager of the theater told us that it was going to be held over (it was scheduled to close tomorrow) for at least another week, and probably two. Praise God!

BeeBop

Christine said...

My husband and I plus another couple went on Saturday, Sept. 27th. I knew I would like the movie as we have seen Flywheel and Facing the Giants. It was more than I ever expected. God has used you to bless many with the incredible steps of faith all the movie have taken. It gives me an excitement to share the gospel. We will see this movie again and buy the DVD as well as the first two movies. May God richly bless you all and use this to bring HIM glory. My prayer for you is with this success you will praise the One who is working thru you, humbly continue to take greater steps of faith and remain very close to Our Savior. We pray for protection for the cast as well as Sherwood Baptist.
I am looking forward to seeing what happens next as well as meeting you all in Heaven!!
Dean and Christine Pyle

angeliyz said...

My husband & I just completed our 11 week marriage class with 3 other couples fom our church. What we learned had a huge impact on all of us! Though the class is over,we all plan to see this movie as a group & even have invite other couples & young adults to join us. It' never too late (or early) to learn how to have the marriage GOD intended us to have!

because of Jesus said...

My husband & I went on a double date last Saturday night (Sept. 27), We all went to Fireproof. What a blessing this movie is going to be to so many people. This was a walk down memory lane for my husband & my self. this coming Feburary we will be married 12 years. It was as if the Lord was giving you our life story as it were happening back in 2004; With a few added details. The main point is that we were both unsaved, living our lives thinking we were, our marriage was in the trash, my husband wanted out (he was the fire chief). He was the First one that the Lord SAVED! Our marriage was blessed with our 4th child, a little girl that he always wanted, we already had 3 wonderful healthy boys. It actually took me 2 more years before I realized that I was just playing church, and the Lord really SAVED me! Praise the Lord we are forgiven! I have been waiting for this movie to be in theaters for what seems like a year now, I first saw the promo trailer on fishwithtrish.com I can't even remember how long ago it was, but it was forever ago! I sent out e-mail to all my friend every month letting them know the count down. I was NOT let down one little bit with the movie it was great! The message of Jesus Christ rings loud and clear. To God be the Glory!