Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Family Movie Night Reccomendation...


I saw the movie 'Soul Surfer' in the theatre...and could not wait to watch it with my family.  It is a powerful movie with a GREAT message of determination and triumph over personal tragedy through faith in Jesus Christ
Although there is no violence, sex, or swearing, it is not a perfect movie--I wish there were less bikinis--(watching it on Clearplay would help)--but overall I give it two thumbs up!
In 2003, when a tiger shark in Kauai, Hawaii, attacked the 14-year-old Bethany Hamilton, the story was covered all over the nation. I remember reading about it then.  Incredibly, just three weeks after the attack, Hamilton was back in the water learning how to surf with one arm. A year later, she won a national surfing title.  Amazing!
Today, Hamilton is a professional surfer. In 2010 she was ranked 23rd in the world. “The shy kid has gone on to have a legit pro surf career despite her massive physical impairment,” Joel Patterson recently wrote in Surfer Magazine, “and, in the process, she’s inspired uncountable people struggling against cruel twists of fate.”

I love that in all her interviews over the years, Bethany Hamilton has always spoken about her Christian faith and the huge role it played in her recovery.  Thank you Bethany for your beautiful example and desire to testify of the power of faith in Jesus Christ.
 I love watching inspiring movies like this! 

5 comments:

Anica said...

I agree! I loved it! I've been trying to get all my friends and family to watch.

All Things Yummy said...

I saw this movie in the theater and loved it. I plan to buy the DVD for my family this Christmas. It has such a wonderful message. I couldn't help but cry through most of it.

Brittany said...

i cna't wait to see this - i remember you talking about it. I wonder if it's in redbox...

Brittany said...

well I went and got this at redbox... we loved it!!! Very good and uplifting! Eric and I really liked it and it nice too because it reminded us that there are good, wholesome movies out there!

Jan S said...

we finally watched this last night and loved it, too.

 
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