Facing the Giants

Last night Vicky and I stayed in and rented a movie. We were both feeling a little low, having found out that she won’t be able to keep the job she’s been doing at Toronto General Hospital. She had hopes of staying there long-term after the maternity leave she was covering was over. The lady she is filling in for returns on March 19. After that, Vicky is out of work.
So we decided to rent a movie that would lift our spirits and settled on Facing the Giants. What an excellent movie! If you liked Invincible or Remember the Titans, you would definitely like Facing the Giants. All of them are football movies with very uplifting themes. Facing the Giants though is different, it is an explicitly evangelical movie with a very gospel centred storyline. And what was great is that it wasn’t cheezy like so many Christian movies are. It was well-directed, well-acted, well-produced and well-filmed. I was very satisfied with the movie overall, although I admit it was a bit predictable.
If you want to watch a movie that deals with the realities of life’s struggles and the power of God to see His people through, get this one. It was a great encouragement for Vicky and I to remember that even during the trials, we are to keep our eyes on the Lord who will see us through.
For a review of this, check out Darrin Brooker’s thoughts here.


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3 responses to “Facing the Giants

  1. Kevin Price

    I wrote about this great movie myself at http://www.bizplusblog.com and want to encourage others to see it as well. Christians might consider independent movies with a Spiritual message worth investing in. This movie cost $100,000 to produce and grossed over $10 million. That is the result of putting one’s money where their faith is. I really enjoyed your blog.

  2. Fireproof the Movie

    Hi there,

    My name is Monique & I’m part of the PR team for Sherwood Pictures–creators of FACING THE GIANTS.
    Thank you so much for supporting the movie on your blog! We wanted to keep you informed of their latest project–FIREPROOF.
    It’s due to hit theaters this September in theaters nationwide. You can go to http://www.fireproofthemovie.com to view the trailer, read the synopsis, and sign up for updates to stay up to date with all of the FIREPROOF happenings! If you’re interested in learning more or need any resource, pictures, and downloads for your blog please email me at monique@lovell-fairchild.com and I will be happy to get you what you need.

    Again, thanks for blogging!
    Lovell-Fairchild Communications

  3. jackwbruce

    I, too, enjoyed this movie, having watched it with my girls. I also wrote a blog on Facing the Giants where I expressed one concern. You can find it at

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