“For the Glory” is based on the true life story of Kurt Kuykendall, a one-time Olympic hopeful who became an Olympic athlete. But not for the sport he intended!
As an only child since the death of his older brother, Kurt (Jason Burkey) tries to make everyone happy. Having planned to do that by playing basketball in the Olympics, his dream meets an abrupt end his first year at college, when after a string of poor performances, he is cut from the team. Aside from the stinging disappointment, the rejection forces Kurt to a crossroads in his life.
“For the Glory” is the story of how God intervened in a young man’s life through unlikely means, changed his entire life and fulfilled his dreams in a way he could never imagine.
What an inspiring DVD! This film portrays a true-life story in a gritty, realistic way with a wonderful performance by Jason Burkey who plays Kurt Keykendall, a college-age would-be basketball player who learns he is much more gifted as a soccer goalie. The movie includes some mature topics such as the loss of Kurt’s mentally handicapped brother, a mother who drinks a lot and sometimes becomes ugly, and Kurt’s father who can’t imagine Kurt doing anything else but playing basketball.
This remarkable film will inspire many viewers as they watch Kurt overcome obstacle after obstacle, including a broken ankle, to eventually make the U.S. Olympics team. Fortified with his faith in God, Kurt learns that a life that is lived for the glory of God is a life that will make a difference. This film’s wonderful themes include faith and a strong work ethic. Five Doves from us, our best rating!