Soul Surfer - Bethany Hamilton

Soul Surfer

By Bethany Hamilton

  • Release Date - Published: 2004-10-28
  • Book Genre: General Nonfiction
  • Author: Bethany Hamilton
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 859 Ratings)

Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton read online review & book description:

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.

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  • Looks Great but won't download for me

    I bought this book and every time I click download it gets all the way to the end but then stops and never finishes. I needed this book for school and this screwed me over.
  • Movie

    By 25fun15
    Amazing movie!
  • Thumbs up book! :)

    By Jill Lans
    This is the most inspiring stories I ever read. Bethany, you are a great person. She really shows you that anything is possible. She's a great one, Bethany, she is. I love her determination and belief. And I like how her faith in god and the Christ and all that is so strong. I really think she is the best surfer out there! She probably isn't, but I never surfed so I don't know too many names. Bethany, you are really the most inspiring person ever. :).
  • Soul surfer

    By Fairfield Lane
    I saw the movie and never read the book, but once I read the book I thought that what Bethany had to go through was rough but she still got back into the water! I know myself, I would be petrified! She is so brave! The book is amazingly written! And I like how the book (and the movie) is about faith, love, family, and God. I love how the story is surrounded by Jeremiah 29:11. I think this book is a great book and if you loved the movie you would definitely love the book! Totally recommended! ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŠ
  • Good read

    By Ksjchfjhhsh
    One of the better books I've read.
  • Not worth

    By Brooklynboywoowow
    This is not worth the money of coarse would only have gave it the stars it deserves if they cut some slack on the money.Like two bucks at least.........Could buy it for 2 times less
  • Soul Surfer

    By Swish160
    The book Soul Surfer is a great book I really liked reading it.
  • I โค Bethany!!!!!!!!!

    By Grogirls
    Bethany truly inspires me to try my hardest even if life unexpectedly throws you lemons. Keep stirring that lemonade, Bethany! You are my hero! Her books are really good too! She is a really talented writer!

    By kflraiders
    It's the sweetest, best, and Inspiring book I've ever read.๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Soul Surfer

    By Mr. Hanky13
    It is the best book ever and I really hope to meet Bethany Hamilton. I love surfing and I think people who like god and surfing would love this book to

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