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