ONE ARM SHARK VICTIM WINS BATTLE OVER "BIBLE" IN HER MOVIE
by Moody Adams The Christian family of a surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack has won their fight to have the Holy Bible reinstated in the new film “Soul Surfer”
The movie is set for release this month. It is based on the true story of champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, 20, who lost her arm in 2003 to a shark near Hawaii. But the young lady, who gives God the glory for her survival and recovery, continued to surf and fulfilled her dream of becoming a pro surfer.
Mandalay Pictures produced a feature film of her inspiring story. Someone decided to edit out the “Holy Bible” from the book her father read to her in the hospital.
The company tried to tone down the film’s Christianity, but the Hamilton family - who are devout Christians - were upset and forced them to put the “Holy Bible” back in the film.
Carrie Underwood, who plays a spiritual leader of a group of Christian surfers in the film, revealed to Fox News that she is also a fan of the film's faith-based message.
She said: 'To me the phrase ‘Soul Surfer’ is about finding your path, your walk with God – or your surf with God – and making the best of the ride. In the end, that is the most important.'