Hollywood film director Harold Cronk says he’s been “blessed” to bring popular films like “God’s Not Dead,” “God Bless the Broken Road,” and “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” to the big screen.
Cronk continues to tackle important themes through his movies and now a new kids’ project, “The Beard Ballad,” a book for fathers and young sons with a foreword by none other than “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson.
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The project is a bit different from Cronk’s feature films, which have been mostly geared toward older audiences. Inspired by his son, “The Beard Ballad” creates an exciting reading option for fathers to connect with their little boys.
“There is such a huge crisis of fatherlessness in our country right now,” he said, while also encouraging people to volunteer with youth groups and other efforts to help inspire the next generation.
Cronk continued, “Young men, they need father figures and it’s really important for us to instill our beliefs and our values in those kids at an early age to help prepare them for the things they’re going to face in the future.”
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The kids’ project is the latest to come from Cronk, who has had an intriguing career in the arts.
“It’s been a remarkable journey,” he recently told Faithwire of his career.
Of the many impactful projects Cronk has worked on, he said “God Bless the Broken Road,” which deals with grief and restoration, is quite close to his heart, as it shows the real-life struggles so many face.
“So many times, we see Christian movies and somebody accepts Christ and their life is perfect. … That’s not reality,” he said. “There’s a lot of dirt, there’s a lot of gross humanity that grace covers. And so I wanted to give the audience … a hope and knowledge that there is hope within our brokenness.”
Find out more about “The Beard Ballad” here.
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