He’s a fireman, loves his job, loves his wife, and his daughter. He has everything going for him … and then disaster strikes. His wife has cancer, aggressive, fast-moving cancer and she’s gone. His world ends. Where is God in all this? Why did God take his wife? How is he supposed to work and care for his daughter, who is now walking in his wife’s cancer footsteps? How will he endure without the love of his life?
Faith Under Fire covers issues we all face at one time or another in our lives. What happens when our world comes tumbling down, our plans are strewn all over and trampled upon, where is God in this. The answer is simple, but oh, so hard to bear. We have to have faith. Faith triumphs over all our trials and sorrows–not that we don’t go through them, we do. But God promises to always be with us and to never leave us. Someone once said that until you’ve been through the sorrows in the valley, you can’t enjoy the joys on the mountain top. My life verses are James 1:2-4, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you face trials of various kinds, for you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (ESV)
Faith Under Fire allows us to walk through the fire with this man, feel the pain he endures, watch as he struggles to find and keep his faith. An excellent film, one that will touch your hearts and make you grateful we have so rich a blessing in our salvation and life through Jesus Christ. Well worth the watching. Four stars. On December 8, the new faith-based drama will be available on home entertainment and DVD. And in markets where theaters are still open, the film will be available in select theaters November 27-December 1. Faith Under Fire stars Nick Vlassopoulos, Dean Cain, and Kevin Sorbo.
I watched this movie thanks to a screener sent by the Biscuit Media Group, a PR agency for the film. I was in no way obligated to write a review.