Sunday, June 12, 2011

Soul Surfer

Feeche and I had a free afternoon in town last week and took in Soul Surfer. Bethany was an amateur surfer ( she went pro a couple of years ago) who lost her arm on Halloween Day to a Great White. The movie shows her tenacity to get back on the board, make sense of the tragedy and come to terms with her new life. It is a very poignant look at what matters most, loss, pain, faith, recovery and what comes next. I related oh too well. In fact, I cried throughout.

The movie portrays a warm and loving family who actively lives their faith, the kind of friendship that saves lives, faith that perseveres and makes all things new- even in the face of devastating circumstances. It was refreshing to see elements of the Christian faith shown throughout, including Bethany's testimony and faith in Jesus Christ at a televised award ceremony (played during the credits) .

It is a delightful movie. The scenery is breathtaking. The resolution terrific. The best part of all is that's its all true. Highly recommended. Not only because it is a story of redemption but because it's a good, clean story with a purpose.

For more inspiration, check out Bethany's  blog and Legacy of Home


Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Thanks so much for this review! We will put it on our list of Must See!

Deanna said...

i've heard such good things about this film. This short video is interesting.

Appreciate you sharing.

God bless,
d from homehaven