Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The "Soul Surfer" Movie Preview



Six Words:
SEE SOUL SURFER MOVIE APRIL 8th



Soul Surfer Movie
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Last night my husband and I, and some other family members and friends were blessed to pre~screen the PG rated Soul Surfer movie here in Wichita, Kansas. It was the true story of Bethany Hamilton...the teenage girl who lost her arm in a shark attack in Hawaii while surfing.

Although this is not actually a "Christian" movie, the story shows her close knit family, and also her circle of close friends who helped her through the tragedy. And her strong faith in Jesus Christ is her true strength. And this is evidenced as they quote scripture, pray together, and live out their faith before others.

After the tragedy her father is sitting in her hospital room reading the Bible and she asks him if she will surf again, and he says he knows she "can do all things through Him who gives her strength." Philippians 4:13 The real Bethany and her family insisted that the scriptures be in the movie. They are a family of faith and this is a big part of this movie.

Annasophia Robb plays Bethany. Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt play Bethany's parents, and Carrie Underwood plays her church, youth leader.

The scenery is outstanding; as are the surfing scenes. I thought of the power of God with each pounding wave!

This movie encourages us to cling to our faith in God during our trials, and to try again each time we fail...until our faith brings the victory, as God strengthens us.

April 8th is when Soul Surfer opens, and I hope you will all go and see it. You will be so touched by her story.

I could relate to the loss of her arm in a personal way, because my own mother lost her right arm in an auto accident as a young wife and mother of one small child. She went on to raise 4 children, having to learn to do everything with one arm. The words that I use to describe my mother are Fortitude, and Faith. And these are words that could also describe Bethany Hamilton.

20 comments:

4 Blessings said...

I have heard about this movie on the Christian radio station we listen to. It sounds like a fantastic movie and I am looking forward to it. That is wonderful that you were able to pre-screen it. Thanks for sharing your review.
Hugs,
Amy

Sarah Robbins said...

I hadn't heard about this movie until you mentioned it. It sounds great! Really inspirational and I am SO happy that they included her faith in it as well. It is very discouraging when they try to cut that part out of movies. Thanks for sharing another great movie for me to rent! Who knows- maybe I will be ready for a babysitter by then and Mike can take me on a date!

Deanna said...

blessings to you, Linda.
Have a green day!

I want to see this movie.
Appreciate you doing a shout out about the movie.

Happy Spring,
d

Verna said...

If you say it is a good movie and worth watching, then I most definately will have to go see it when it comes in our area.

Aspiemom said...

You're so lucky that you got to see it already! I just blogged about that one and also "The Grace Card" and "Courageous" (which comes out in September). It's great to have some wholesome movies out that encourage our faith.

Jenilee said...

Jeremy got to see this with Elayna. They loved it!!! Elayna has the poster hanging in her room :)

Jeanie said...

I knew the story but didn't know there was a movie coming out. How cool that you already got to see it. I will have to watch for it to come out.

Stephanie said...

Wow - sounds like an amazing movie. I think I might have to plan a date night with my hubby to see it when it comes to our area. And thanks for sharing about your mom - sounds like a true woman of faith indeed to go through such a struggle and raise a daughter like you who loves the Lord and shares His love in all you do.

Kristin said...

That sounds like a great movie and I love the fact that they allowed faith to be such a strong part of the movie. I saw the book when I was at the bookstore yesterday and it reminded me of you :)

Kate said...

Can't wait to see it! How awesome that they were insistent on scripture and faith in the movie!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Thanks for the review. I will keep this one in mind for the future when it's released on DVD. Have an amazing weekend!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I hadn't heard of this but am eager to see it thanks to your review!

Kathy said...

This sounds like an awesome movie. It's been a while since I've been to the theater, I may have to check it out! Have a great weekend :)

Mercy said...

An inspiring 6WS. I hadnt heard of this movie until now, but it will definately be going on my to watch list.

Rebecca Jo said...

I saw previews of that & didnt know if it was an TV movie or a big screen movie. It looks SOOOO good!!!

Lauren Michelle said...

Wow, that sounds like a really good movie. The cast is awesome. I didn't even recognize Anna Sophia Robb at first. I was shocked - she's really grown up! Can't wait to see this movie. :)

Call Me Cate said...

I hadn't heard about this movie. I do remember the story though when it was in the news. I'm glad you enjoyed the preview!

Thanks for playing 6WS!

Becca said...

I had not heard about this movie until I saw it on your facebook post. It sounds like an awesome one and the cast appears to be really great too! I do love Carrie Underwood!
I will HAVE to check out this movie. Thanks for sharing about it because, like I said, I wouldn't know about it if it wasn't for you!
Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Megan Walsh said...

I MET Bethany Hamilton while I was living in Hawaii. My friend Arleen has a credited role in the movie! I am soooo excited to see it. I think you might like my blog. www.naptimeExperiment.blogspot.com
I sure like yours!

Holly said...

I def wanna see it I think it looks good