Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer

A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Book - 2004
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In this moving personal account of faith and fortitude, internationally ranked surfer Bethany Hamilton tells how she survived a shark attack that cost her arm--but not her spirit.

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 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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2004
Edition: 1st MTV BooksPocket Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781416503460
Branch Call Number: 797.32092 Hamil
Characteristics: xxiii, 213 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Bundschuh, Rick 1951-
Berk, Sheryl


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checked out tis book @ skool 1ce but didnt get a chans 2 read the whole thing :) x
saw sum otha kidz readin it in my class :) x

Aug 06, 2016

I love this Book! It is relay good book.
God bless everyone. ;-)

Nov 13, 2015

Nice book, good pictures, and very inspirational! Love how the author ( Bethany ) describes the attack and how she felt when it happened! A lot of background info to

Jul 01, 2015

Amazing book that is very inspirational! Good read for ages 10-150 :)

Jun 22, 2015

If you're looking for something to read, this is a nice choice. Very uplifting and inspirational, and nice and short as well. Its fascinating to read about Bethany's experience growing up on Kauai, then her attack, and how she adapted afterwards. She really is an amazing person!

Aug 02, 2014

This book is very inspiring. This is better than the movie , and ive read it more than once .

Sep 23, 2013

Better than the movie... Almost unbelievable. Incredible

Sep 11, 2013

I love bethany because even though her arm got bitten by a shark she manage to get back in the water .And also the surfing that she loves the most

Jul 20, 2012

I love Bethany Hamilton! I love her story. I thought it was a wonderful true story about her getting back on the board and keep trying.
Nice job Bethany!

Jul 11, 2012

Although I haven't read the book, I saw the movie. One of the best things about the movie is that, as you see with the home video footage they show during the credits, they took actually moments (example: Bethany's brother helping her put her hair up) and re-filmed it with the actors. Bethany Hamilton is so inspirational! If you just heard about her, you mightnot even believe it was true. It's amazing what happened to her, and how well she recovered. Go Bethany!

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Jul 24, 2012

Bethany Hamilton learns to do things without her arm after she is attacked by a shark while surfing and about her recovery that ultimately leads to her getting back on her surfboard.


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