Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide voted it the "No.1 Inspirational Movie of the Year!"
Churches all across America purchased Fireproof show times as a way to strengthen marriages in their congregations and to reach out to their communities. Thousands of churches and ministries benefited by using Facing the Giants as a ministry resource, and now many are doing the same with Fireproof.
Humble Pie Entertainments has launched Fireproof in South Africa declaring "This movie release, we believe, will cause a national tidal wave to heal and restore thousands of broken families!...Fireproof is the third feature film from Sherwood Pictures - the creators of Facing the Giants and Flywheel. With hope filled, heartfelt story telling, the movie making industry of Sherwood Baptist Church continues to touch the world from Albany, Georgia. The cast and crew understand they are ambassadors for the film's message of hope. When it comes to love stories, Hollywood finishes before 'I do.' Fireproof is a new kind of love story...the audiences will fall in love with it! Fireproof is an action packed love story about a fire fighter, his wife and a marriage worth rescuing. In theatres, it has touched the hearts and souls of millions of movie-goers.
Dr Ted Baehr of Movie
guide wrote this review: Fireproof is an incredibly gripping, compelling, heartrending, transformational story about saving a marriage that is on the rocks. Kirk Cameron stars as Caleb Holt, a fire chief in a small town who gets respect from everyone except his wife. Katherine, played by Erin Bethea is the public relations officer of the local hospital. Caleb and Katherine fight about everything. Their marriage seems to have no hope, but Caleb's father asks him to take 40 days to work through a personal journal to change the way he treats Katherine. Caleb agrees, but Katherine is already interested in a doctor at the hospital. Only faith in Jesus Christ and repentance can save their relationship.
The ending to Fireproof is powerful, emotional and in many ways unexpected. The Kendrick brothers, who also made Facing the Giants with help from their church in Albany, Georgia, display an incredible amount of talent. Their story is perfectly plotted. Kirk Cameron does an excellent job turning Caleb into a real person. Despite its low budget, Fireproof is a stirring presentation of the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of God’s amazing grace.
Fireproof may be a small movie in terms of budget, but it’s got a gigantic, well-produced heart. MOVIEGUIDE® commends everyone involved and even goes so far as to pray for their success.
The Fireproof DVD is available from Christian Liberty Books.
Dr. Peter Hammond