Filled with action-packed police drama, Courageous is the fourth film from
Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry arm of Sherwood Baptist
Church in Albany, Ga. The movie stars Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Robert
Amaya and Kevin Downes and tells the story of four law enforcement officers,
confident and focused on their jobs; but at the end of the day, they each
face a challenge none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When
tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, fears, faith
and family responsibilities. A newfound urgency draws these dads closer to God,
their wives and their children enabling them to bravely step up as leaders in
their homes and communities as committed, Godly husbands and fathers.
In the fall of 2011, Courageous opened in 1,161 theaters across the
country and became the No. 1 new movie of the weekend despite the fact
it was filmed outside of Hollywood without a single award-winning actor.
Altogether, Courageous lasted 17 weeks in theaters and was seen by more than 5 million people, grossing over $34.5
million in ticket sales. Casting Crowns recorded the theme song for the film, and the official soundtrack features
offerings from Third Day, Brandon Heath, Sanctus Real, Building 429 and more.