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Evaluation Essay Outline: Emily Boyer
Present the Subject: We all have that one movie that really inspires us. The one where you thought you could gain super powers after watching it, or change someone's life just by watching what the characters did. My go to inspirational movie is Soul Surfer. The background music, the overlying message, the heartfelt characters just make me want to watch more. But what makes Soul Surfer such an inspirational movie?
Thesis: In addition to a great story of overcoming obstacles, Soul Surfer, brings to the table a proof of why having faith is important, shows how sports are not everything in life, and how the message pertains to not only Christians, but nonbelievers as well.
Reason #1: Proof of why having faith is important
Evidence: Even though she had fear, without faith it would of consumed her and she might never surfed again
Evidence #2: Through her faith she found reason to keep surfing, it brought meaning into her life, and she believed this was her calling to show God's love through her abilities he gave her
B Reason #2: Shows how sports are not everything
Evidence: After she went on a mission trip, trying to occupy herself from not being able to surf, she realized how life is more than just a surfboard and some waves, the most important thing is love
Evidence: When one realizes that there are so many important parts to their life like family, love, joy, work, etc. it shows that sports are not the most important part. The most important part is rejoicing that Jesus gave one the opportunity to do what they love, it should not consume one it should encourage one to use as a tool to worship God
C. Reason #3: Important message for Christians and non-believers
Evidence: It is a story of faith, yes, but it has values that everyone needs. Determination, hard-work, optimism, well-rounded support systems. These are basic tools for human success.
Evidence: It shows God great work, and so if you are a Christian it already proves what you already know and have faith in, if one is a non-believer it can answer questions or doubts that is guarding their heart from Jesus, and hopefully the message turns them to the Father
D Counterargument-Even though it is a popular movie, how do I know it's going to effect me in anyway?
Response: How can you know if you don't give the story a chance?
Evidence: If you are searching for a reason, and are constantly wondering this story is perfect. It has messages that pertain not only to your faith, but for the messy areas of life. Everyone has hard times, and this story can provide you with answers you didn’t even know you needed.
Restated Thesis: With a story of why having faith is important, exploring why sports aren't everything in life, and pertaining not only to the Christian audience, but the non believers as well brings to the table a life-changing movie.
Consequences: Establish what people already believe in, improve how you look at parts of your life and what is really important, answers questions to doubters, pessimists, and the lost
Clincher: A regular entertainment activity, now a life-changing experience