Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Still Growing" by Kirk Cameron

I liked reading Still Growing by Kirk Cameron because I liked him on the sit com, "Growing Pains," and also know he is a Christian.  I was curious to find out more about his personal life. I was surprised to find out he had an atheist belief through is teens until he became a believer at age 19.  

In his autobiography he shares how he got into acting, how he was used to having anything he wanted, how he began to ask the questions about life, how his beliefs changed and how they affected his career and decisions. 

I found it interesting that he is one of few actors who has only been married once to an actress and has six children and has been married 17 years as of when the book was written.  It was so refreshing to read about his love for his wife and family. 

Another thing that I found very interesting was the fact that after he married, he vowed he would not kiss any other woman, even if acting.  This has been something I've wondered about myself, how actors and actresses who are married can take those parts where they kiss in the shows.  Kirk shared that when he agreed to do a movie produced by the creators of "Facing the Giants" that these producers respected this and for the big kiss at the end, let Kirk's real wife step in and did a silhouette shot. 

An Appendix is included as well sharing some about his religious beliefs and books he highly recommends to the reader.  I liked Kirk Cameron before reading his autobiography and after reading it, I even have more respect for him.  His websites are:  www.kirkcameron.com and the Way of the Master ministry:  www.wayofthemaster.com.

For a review of the movie, see my other blog:  Fireproof and the Love Dare.

6 comments:

  1. By PB & J Project on August 17, 2009 03:56 from old blog:

    He has held steadfast to his moral beliefs and his wedding vows. He will not kiss another woman in an acting role. I remember than he wouldn't take his wedding ring off when filming the last seasons of GP and they taped over it. I will have to check that book out. Thanks for the post

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  2. By Karen & Gerard on August 17, 2009 18:10 from old blog:
    Thanks for your comment. That was mentioned in the book too about covering up his wedding ring.

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  3. By urbansuburban on August 23, 2009 11:08 from old blog:
    I'll have to check that book out. Thanks for posting it because I wasn't aware that he wrote one. I respect his convictions, however I feel the kissing thing is unrealistic in his chosen profession. Maybe I'll change my mind after reading his book, but I feel it's the same as me telling my boss that I'll do my job but I can't use the computer. Showing a loving kiss within context is different than doing sex scenes.

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  4. We saw the movie Friday night at our church and enjoyed it. Wrote about it on my other blog at Fireproof and the Love Dare. Here's the link to it: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2009/08/fireproof-and-love-dare.html
    By Karen & Gerard on August 23, 2009 12:50 from old blog.

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  5. By urbansuburban on August 23, 2009 14:00 from old blog:
    Some friends of mine recommeded this movie to me recently. I have it in my Netflix cheque, but I have to send some movies back first. I check out your other site.

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  6. Great review! I like Kirk Cameron. I never saw him much on TV back in the "olden" days (his shows were for the kids younger than I at the time), but I saw him in Left Behind, and liked him. I saw Fireproof and LOVED that, and we see him in the Living Waters videos. God bless people who serve Him!!

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