|HIT FILM ‘COURAGEOUS’ CHANGES LIVES
OF POLICE OFFICERS WORLDWIDE
Story of Family, Faith Among First Responders Continues to Resonate;
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| Even as the U.S. prepares to mark its annual Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day this May, stories abound of the life-changing effects of the hit film COURAGEOUS since its top four theatrical opening last fall and No. 1 DVD debut in January. COURAGEOUS weaves the stories of four law enforcement officers coming to grips with the need for godly fathering in their homes and resolving to provide it.
Across the United States and internationally, COURAGEOUS is striking a chord with those actually wearing the badge:
As further confirmation of the film’s impact, the book, The Resolution for Men, from B&H Publishing Group, outlining principals for godly fathering, remains a New York Times best seller after its Sept. 1, 2011 publication.
Available now on DVD, COURAGEOUS tells the story of four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, fears, faith and fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God . . and to their children? Protecting the streets is second nature. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.
COURAGEOUS premiered Sept. 30, 2011, at No. 4 at the box office, remaining in the top 10 for four weeks. The COURAGEOUS DVD launched Jan. 17 as the No. 1 DVD in the country and has sold more than one million copies.
Learn more about law enforcement reaction to COURAGEOUS here:
Since 1962 and authorized by President Kennedy, May 15 is set aside as Peace Officer Memorial Day, and the week surrounding it as Police Week. Learn more about Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day here Nleomf.org/programs/policeweek, and make COURAGEOUS part of your Police Week coverage.
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