Difficulties involved in the loss of a limb as a young teenager
Courage—strength through God
Developing emotional and physical resilience
What should a Christian do if overwhelmed with depression? Answer
Pursuing a dream, even when it seems physically impossible
Persistance / perseverance
Becoming an inspiration to others
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
Bethany Hamilton … Herself
Jane Kelly Kosek
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
“The Soul Surfer from then to now”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE is the untold story of the heart of a Christian champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time.
Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a tiger shark at age 13, but this didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer. However, it wasn't only the competition that fueled her desire to stay in the big blue, but her love for the ocean. Not only has she conquered the giant walls but also the journey of being a mother—all with only one arm. She inspires and she never stops; Bethany Hamilton is Unstoppable.
UNSTOPPABLE is Hamilton’s complete and untold story that follows her journey from childhood into motherhood—the ups, downs and her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of all time. In 2016 alone, Bethany’s capacity to inspire reached new heights as she beat a six-time world champion and the top-ranked surfer in the world at a major competition. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, Hamilton is continuously rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete, and brings new meaning to the phrase ‘Surfs Like a Girl’.”
Review of dramatic feature film about Bethany Hamilton: “Soul Surfer” (2011)
“I loved Soul Surfer, but this is the real me.” —Bethany Hamilton
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.