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

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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 tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing — not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack — could come between her and the waves?

That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii — a glorious part of the world, where it's hard to deny the divine — 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 immediately began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: "Get to the beach...." Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Tom Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the O.R. It's the kind of coincidence that isn't mere coincidence to the Hamilton family, a clan whose motto could easily be "the family that surfs and prays together stays together." To them it was a sign someone had a greater plan than the one they'd been working on themselves — which had been to scrape together whatever resources they could to help Bethany rise to the top of her sport. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was "When can I surf again?" it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story — a tale of courage and faith that this modest and 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 in the wake of 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 fundamentally, 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.

Synopsis:

Hamilton, the teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in the fall of 2003, shares her amazing story, detailing her return to surfing after this life-changing event. She also reveals how she has dealt with the maelstrom of attention from the press and media and how her faith keeps her going and feeling positive.

Synopsis:

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 nothingand#8212;not even the loss of her armand#8212;could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the sharkand#8217;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: and#8220;Get to the beach....and#8221; And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was and#8220;When can I surf again?and#8221; it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater storyand#8212;a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Soul Surferandlt;/iandgt; is a moving account of Bethanyand#8217;s life as a young surfer, her recovery after the attack, the adjustments sheand#8217;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 surfingand#8212;perhaps even less soand#8212;than the soul.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Bethany Hamiltonandlt;/Bandgt;, who andlt;Iandgt;YMandlt;/Iandgt; magazine called the "Bravest Girl in America," has been surfing since she was seven years old. Since her shark attack last year Bethany has participated in numerous competitions and has received the 2004 Teen Choice award for Most Courageous Teen and the 2004 ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete.andlt;Bandgt;Sheryl Berkandlt;/Bandgt; most recently collaborated with andlt;Iandgt;Sopranosandlt;/Iandgt; star Jamie-Lynn DiScala on her memoir, andlt;Iandgt;Wise Girl,andlt;/Iandgt; and with Britney Spears on her autobiography, andlt;Iandgt;Stages.andlt;/Iandgt; She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Peter, and their own little miracle, daughter Carrie.andlt;Bandgt;Rick Bundschuhandlt;/Bandgt; is a surfer, writer, and cartoonist, and serves as one of the pastors at Kauai Christian Fellowship. He makes his home in Kalaheo, Hawaii, along with his wife, Lauren, their four kids, a weenie dog, and a quiver of surfboards.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

1. Halloween Morning

2. Roots

3. A Serious Competitor

4. A Mostly Normal Life

5. Attack

6. Dark Hours

7. Surgery

8. The Road Back

9. Why I Do It

10. Keeping the Faith

11. An Outpouring of Aloha

12. On Being Kind of Famous

13. Back in the Waves

14. Aftermath

15. Part of a Plan

Endnote: Sweet Sixteen

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416503460
With:
Berk, Sheryl
Publisher:
MTV Books
With:
Berk, Sheryl
Author:
Berk, Sheryl
Author:
Rick Bundschuh
Author:
Bundschuh, Rick
Author:
Bethany Hamilton
Author:
Hamilton, Bethany
Author:
Sheryl Berk
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Christian biography
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Christian biography -- United States.
Subject:
Teenage girls -- United States.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Sports - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Water Sports
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Surfing
Subject:
Amputees
Subject:
Surfers
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Water Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Waterskiing and Surfing
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Subject:
Bethany Hamilton shark attack; Bethany Hamilton surfing; Bethany Hamilton story; Bethany Hamilton wedding; Soul surfer movie; Soul surfer cast; Soul surfer trailer; Soul surfer soundtrack, Soul surfer dvd; Best inspirational memoir; Bestselling inspiratio
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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Product details 240 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416503460 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hamilton, the teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in the fall of 2003, shares her amazing story, detailing her return to surfing after this life-changing event. She also reveals how she has dealt with the maelstrom of attention from the press and media and how her faith keeps her going and feeling positive.
"Synopsis" by , 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 nothingand#8212;not even the loss of her armand#8212;could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the sharkand#8217;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: and#8220;Get to the beach....and#8221; And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was and#8220;When can I surf again?and#8221; it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater storyand#8212;a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Soul Surferandlt;/iandgt; is a moving account of Bethanyand#8217;s life as a young surfer, her recovery after the attack, the adjustments sheand#8217;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 surfingand#8212;perhaps even less soand#8212;than the soul.
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