Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany HamiltonThey say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing—not even the loss of her arm—could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark’s stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: “Get to the beach....” And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was “When can I surf again?” it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story—a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.
Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany’s life as a young surfer, her recovery after the attack, the adjustments she’s made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing—perhaps even less so—than the soul.
Runaway - Mat Kearney (SOUL SURFER) LYRICS ON SCREEN
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing—perhaps even less so—than the soul. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
Known most notably as one of the biggest comeback stories of our era, Bethany Hamilton has become synonymous with inspiration. Her story of determination, faith, and hope has resounded in encouragement worldwide. At the age of 13 as a rising surf star, Bethany lost her left arm to a foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her dream career. However, one month after the attack, Bethany returned to surfing and within two years had won her first national surfing title. At 17 years old, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and she is still an active surf competitor to this day. Bethany has been able to touch a large number of people with her faith message, charitable efforts, and overall spirit. Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, author and motivational speaker.
Soul Surfer - Marco Beltrami - Bethany's Wave
Therefore, every obstacle down the road becomes little more than a steppingstone to ultimate religious and ideological salvation. Jackson got devoured by one in Deep Blue Sea. As the strangely calm Bethany gets pulled ashore bleeding profusely, McNamara ups the intensity by infusing the soundtrack with ghostly chants, as if the island gods were readying to transport our hero into the afterlife. A pattern of fast cuts, snap zooms, and helicopter birds-eye shots leads to a calm dream sequence where Bethany envisions herself riding the perfect wave into a bright white light. The entire sequence unveils an unsettling pattern of sledgehammer visual cues and religious symbolism, something Soul Surfer takes to increasingly absurd levels as it escalates the drama. As Bethany comes to grips with her disability, two diverging viewpoints begin to circle her character. The anti-climactic duel between Bethany and Malina just proves how successfully Soul Surfer strangles every dramatic scene with indulgent visual aesthetics, referencing a higher being guiding all of us from above via haloed lens flares and booming musical crescendos.
Filming took place in Hawaii in early , with additional filming taking place in Tahiti in August All are surfers, but she and her best friend Alana Blanchard have grown up with a passion for the sport and enter a competition. Her church youth ministry leader, Sarah Hill, is disappointed when she has to withdraw from a planned mission trip to Mexico because of the contest. In the competition, Bethany and Alana place first and third, respectively. A few days later, Tom goes to the hospital for knee surgery, and the girls go surfing with Alana's father Holt and brother Byron.
Firework by katy perry. It's only in the trailer. Yes it is in the movie soul surfer. I haven't seen it in a while though so I apologize if I'm wrong!!! Yes, Soul Surfer is Bethany Hamilton's autobiography.