With great expectations, actor and evangelist Kirk Cameron spent a year and a half on a “Monumental” journey to Europe and a few states in the U.S., searching for our nation’s true history. He purposed to find the reason and solution for our country’s current tornadic spiral: financially, morally and spiritually, hoping to restore America to her true course as a nation where “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is promoted and protected.
Babworth, England. Author and historian Sue Allan, retraces the steps of our forefathers (the Puritans who were the first pilgrims), and retells the intriguing story of the persecution they suffered for their desire to have the Bible translated into English so they could read and study the Bible for themselves. After Queen Elizabeth’s Act Against Puritans in 1593 made being a Puritan illegal, the pilgrims made plans to travel to a free land where they could worship God as He commanded in the Bible, and not as the corrupt English monarchy and the heads of the church purported.
Leiden, Holland. In 1609 the pilgrims were finally able to establish a church where they could study the Bible and worship God openly and freely under the leadership of their pastor, John Robinson. But the long arm of King James found its way to Holland destroying the printing press that the pilgrims built and used, to send 15 books of the Bible to their loved ones in England.
This tyrannical act by King James drove the pilgrims to continue their quest to find a free land where they could worship God without persecution. In the fall of 1620 half the pilgrims boarded the Mayflower headed for the new world. While on the Mayflower, they wrote and agreed upon the “Mayflower Compact” which began with these confident words: “In the name of God, Amen…Having undertaken for the Glory of God and Advancement of the Christian Faith…”
Plymouth, Massachusetts. Desiring to leave future generations with the legacy of a unique nation that provided true liberty, the Pilgrim Society commissioned an allegorical monument that was completed in 1889, the National Monument to the Forefathers. This granite monument stands 81 feet high and weighs 180 tons, making it the largest granite monument in the United States. The monument is topped with a statue of a woman named Faith who is pointing her finger to Heaven while holding an open Bible. She is accompanied by four smaller statues on the base whose names are: Morality, Law, Education, and Liberty.
Cameron concludes his journey in Washington, D.C., with great hope for our country’s future and calls all Americans to arms by saying: “The responsibility to secure freedom for my family lies in my hands. For 400 years we’ve had the strategy; we’ve got the plan. And its produced a nation that’s healthy, strong and free. And every time we’ve strayed from it, we’ve suffered the consequences…Together, let us secure a monumental future for our children.”
“Monumental” had its first successful showing on March 27, 2012 in more than 550 select theaters across the country. Additional showtimes were required in order to accommodate the vast audience.
It also opens today in: Montgomery, Ala.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Vero Beach, Fla.; Cordova and Knoxville, Tenn.; and Plano, Texas. There will be another showing on April 13, 2012. To see if it’s showing in a theater near you, or request it in your city, click this link: Find a Theater.
DVD’s will be available sometime after July 1, 2012 and can be pre-ordered now, to receive a $5 discount.
Kirk Cameron is also providing resources for families, churches and schooling purposes which will include: a curriculum, a 40-day family devotional, gift books and more. To receive email notifications when they’re made available, sign up at: Monumental Resources.