New Christian Documentary Featuring Carrie Underwood
The singer and her husband, Mike Fisher, talk about faith, marriage, triumphs and defeats.
Called Mike and Carrie: God and Country, this is more than just your run-of-the-mill profile of a celebrity couple. Though celebrities they are - he a retired professional hockey player, she a Grammy-winning country music star - the production comes from I Am Second, the Christian outfit behind the inspirational White Chair Film testimonials.
Founded in 2008 in Texas, the non-profit organization is a ministry committed to helping people put Christ first and themselves second, thus the name, and it has done dozens of short films with Believers who discuss their struggles and God's faithfulness through them. Many feature famous people - Fisher did a White Chair Film back in 2014 - but there are plenty with regular folks as well.
This latest project with Underwood and Fisher will consist of four parts, and they will delve into the challenges they face in life, including in their marriage and with raising their two children. Underwood will also talk about the deep pain she experienced after enduring several miscarriages.
In a press release, Fisher states he hopes the series will serve as a reminder of "God's faithfulness in all situations." Underwood says she would like to think the things she and her husband have confronted - and their reliance on the Lord - will help point others to Him.
"We wanted to do this to share some of our personal journey in hopes that viewers will be inspired by it, and maybe even take one more step in pursuing a relationship with God."
The first installment of the four-part series will be released today at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT on the I Am Second website, with succeeding episodes coming out each Wednesday for the next three weeks. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer below to get a feel for what to expect.