Chalk up another honor for the moviemakers from Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Their drama Fireproof has won this year's Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Movie of 2008.Many churches are showing the movie to their congregations, by making movie nights out of the experience and offering nursery service for children so parents can watch the movie together. It has proven to be inspirational to many Christian couples.
The $100,000 top prize was presented Wednesday night at the annual Movieguide Faith and Values Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, California. Fireproof stars Kirk Cameron as a fireman struggling to save his marriage.
Produced for just $500,000, the film earned more than $33 million at the box office and is now a best-selling DVD.
"Fireproof" has already moved into the top 5 grossing Christian films.