Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Soul Surfer A True Story of Faith Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board Author:Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk, Rick Bundschuh The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith--and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing. — They 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 ... more »of her arm--could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the whark'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 though: "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 com to share with the world.
Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany's life as a young surfer, her recovery after the shark 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 fundamental, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing--perhaps even less so--than the soul.« less
I was disspointed that this book was all over the place. I guess it was like trying to follow the thought process of a teenager. There was so much talk of religious beliefs and so little about the actual shark encounter and getting back into surfing.