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The movie Courageous hits theaters tomorrow. I haven’t yet seen it, but here’s a bullet-point review by Andy Naselli.

John Piper writes:

I watched Courageous with my wife and was thoroughly engaged. I like action, and I like reflection, and I like affection—explosive moments, wrack-your-brain moments, and break-your-heart moments. Rarely do movies combine them all. For me this one captured me. Does the movie preach? Well, it sure has a point. But about the time you think you might get preached at, a bullet may cut through your car door. I would willingly take anyone to see this film, assuming they can handle suspense. And I think the conversations afterward would not be superficial.

Randy Alcorn has also written an authorized novelization of the film.

Here’s the trailer:

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3 thoughts on “Courageous”

  1. Aaron says:

    I don’t know why – but am always skeptical of “christian” movies. Perhaps they oftentimes lack authenticity. But, this one looks good and anything to help encourage men to a life of courage/leading.

  2. Peter says:

    I was wondering if you could put a post up linking to the documentary 180. It was just released on Monday, and is endorsed by John Piper, Randy Alcorn, and Francis Chan. It’s about abortion and can be watched for free at

  3. Dr. F. C. Ellenburg says:

    This is a fantastic movie. I wish it had been made 50 years ago when our five children came along. I am waiting on the DVD. I will give copies as Christmas presents to many of my friends, children, grandchildren and others., Will the DVD movie ever be in other languages? I have friends in The Netherlands, Germany and Croatia. They speak English very well, but I would like for them to share the movie with their friends that might not speak English very well. Gods sure has his hands on this movie and the messages that it contains.

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