A Calling of Courage

DVD Release: February 18, 2014
A Calling of Courage


Sergeant Major Kurt Roberts has never backed down from any obstacle he has ever had to face. Julie, Kurt’s wife, also determined to endure any challenge, are now faced with a life altering incident when their teenage daughter is tragically struck by a drunk driver and slips into an unforgiving coma. Fighting the current of skeptical doctors and a heartbroken wife, the homebound Kurt believes that the only way he can communicate with his daughter is through the voice of God. This incredible touching story reveals how undying faith can lead to an unexpected miracle.

Dove Review

This is an inspirational movie in every sense of the word. It features a story about a teen named Zoey (nicely played by Savanah D. McMahon) who while driving one evening is struck by a drunk driver. She winds up in a coma and the plot centers on her father, Sgt. Kurt Roberts (Klor M. Rowland Jr.) and her mother, Julie (Kimber Leigh), and their attempt to keep their faith in God and trust Him in a very difficult situation. Julie’s faith begins to wilt and Kurt has the extra pressure of believing for a miracle at times all by himself. He does find support in the faithful nurse that attends to Zoey almost every day, Lynette (Julie Van Lith).

Zoey shows hopeful signs every so often, such as moving her finger or her arm, but as Kurt takes heart by these signs Julie is afraid to hope. This remarkable story has a terrific ending and clearly demonstrates that while trusting God is not always easy, it ultimately is the best thing one can do. We are quite pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus, due to a few intense scenes and the tension between the parents. However, parents should consult our content listing as some will be fine with their children a bit under twelve watching the movie. This movie is the story of a remarkable journey of faith and has earned five Doves.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Freakin'-2
Violence: A car crash which is heard but not seen.
Drugs: A man with a drink on his lap hits a teen girl's car; a girl is on medication and receives a shot; a man admits to having had a drinking problem.
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between a husband and wife over the treatment of their comatose daughter; a Christian woman at times questions her faith in God; a woman becomes upset with her daughter's nurse on occasion but it is mostly from her nerves.


Company: Faith House Pictures
Director: Auturo Gavino
Producer: Craig McMahon
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 85 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter