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Soul Surfer

Last Sunday Greg and I went to see the highly recommended true story “Soul Surfer“.  I don’t know what I was expecting – maybe some cheesy “B” film with a dramatic and whiny theme – but I was amazed instead to actually be moved beyond belief.

This film is about real life hero – Bethany Hamilton, a surfer since she could walk – living in Hawaii with her family – already famous on the Island for the way she could ride the surf at a young age.  A fierce competitor who lived in the water and who was herself, fearless.  She had a promising future ahead of her until one day while surfing with some friends – she was attacked by a shark, who actually bit her left arm completely off.  But the story does not end there – in tragedy and darkness – dashed hopes and dreams, the story is more about her miraculous recovery and ever-growing faith in God to get her through the darkest and most challenging time of her young life.

It is a story of ultimate victory over adversity – life from death and renewed determination when life goes sideways.  It is a story that could  put all of us to shame – those of us who whine and complain about life’s woes – with two good arms.

I love how she finally finds her purpose and reason for going on – to be an inspiration to others – her famous quote at the end of the movie – “I can embrace more people now – with one arm”  Simply amazing.

I encourage you to see this film – if you yourself have ever doubted God – ever wondered why things happen as they do – wonder what God’s plan is and purpose in your life when you suffer, experience loss and try desperately to hold on to your faith.  It will touch you – inspire and amaze you – and you will never be the same.

Below, in an interview while the film was in production – is the real Bethany Hamilton.  Her words will  encourage you and her positive approach to life with inspire you today.

God Bless

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Comments on: "Soul Surfer" (10)

  1. I remember when this happened. Saw some of the trailers for the movie. Looks like a definite on the list!

  2. […] https://cindyholman.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/soul-surfer/?blogsub=confirmed#subscribe-blog   I just read Cindy Holman’s blog. Dear readers I think you should too.  There is a great video featured on it and wise words from Cindy!  Thanks Cindy, I have been encouraging my readers and friends and family to get the book and see the movie. I appreciate that  there are other bloggers out there doing  the same thing!  Soul Surfer the story of Bethany Hamilton,  is a positive movie that especially our young people should see and hopefully inspired! […]

  3. That might be a movie that Monika and I will have to go see. We don’t get out too much anymore, lol, but I’m sure there are plenty of grandparents who would love to watch our little girl so we could get out to see a picture show.

  4. i saw that movie soul sufer it was so good and it had carrie under wood in it too i loved that movie soul sufer i would like to meet her some day in life i am going to get it on dvd when it comes out to dvd and the book too i would like to see that movie again

    • I’m with you! I’m buying it when it comes out on DVD too – great story and I’d love to see how they filmed it and see all the interviews too! Thanks for stopping by Fallon!

  5. She came to our church to speak a while back. She’s very much a humble yet strong spirit.

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