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



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 Essential To Surfing Perhaps Even Less So Than The Soul.Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

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  • Hardcover
  • 213 pages
  • Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
  • Bethany Hamilton
  • English
  • 02 October 2018
  • 0743499220

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

  1. says:

    A shark tried to take away Bethany s ability to surf.The shark failed.

  2. says:

    Inspiring and very interesting I could not imagine getting out there so soon after losing an arm to a shark attack It s amazing the strength and courage this girl has I seen the movie to this book a couple years ago and liked it but I am glad I got to finally reading her own words on the events Really amazing story My quick and simple overall amazingly inspiring and the overcoming of adversity was just tremendous for Bethany Hamilton.

  3. says:

    Imagine you doing your favorite thing in the world, whatever it may be a sport, an art form, or a subject in school Now imagine that one outlet of creativity and expression being stripped away from you, with nothing you could do to help it This should have been the story of committed surfer, Bethany Hamilton But according to her, she wouldn t be alive today if it weren t for surfing I ve just fallen in love with the art of riding waves, Bethany states in this amazing and inspiring story o Imagine you doing your favorite thing in the world, whatever it may be a sport, an art form, or a subject in school Now imagine that one outlet of creativity and expression being stripped away from you, with nothing you could do to help it This should have been the story of committed surfer, Bethany Hamilton But according to her, she wouldn t be alive today if it weren t for surfing I ve just fallen in love with the art of riding waves, Bethany states in this amazing and inspiring story of a young girl with a path towards a big dream, who has a smooth ride until that one day, when there was suddenly a huge obstacle in her way It was an ordinary day Bethany woke up, did her studies and then got ready for the day polished her precious surfboard, ate breakfast and checked the local surfing forecast Perfect day to surf She went out to the waves with her brother, Timmy, her best friend Alana Blanchard and her dad They were paddling, waiting for the perfect wave to hit, dangling their arms casually into the water Little did they know what would be coming next The shark came literally out of nowhere, snapped off Bethany s arm and was never seen again She didn t scream, she just lied there, in shock After that, her life was changed forever, but that would never have stopped her from going towards her goal pro surfer After the descriptive and story like introduction, the book got kind of weird Instead of telling about her story, it told about different aspects of her life her faith, her parents history, the movie that was made about her In short, although this book contained a very interesting story, it was not in my opinion a good book I personally would not recommend it to anyone looking for an intriguing book Instead of how this book was laid out, I personally would have told it like a story starting from the beginning, and going until my first victorious surf competition after the attack Instead, I feel that it was a disorganized jumble of information that I couldn t put together Although I enjoyed learning about Bethany Hamilton s life, I did not enjoy the choppy delivery of the story

  4. says:

    Soul Surfer is a book about a girl named Bethany and her surfing life When Bathany was 5, she started surfing Bethany s best friend was Alanna One day at the beach, Bethany and Alanna went to surf There was no waves, they were just sitting back and enjoying the breeze All of a sudden, Bethany saw a gray flash, felt a tug on her arm, and then slowly saw the water turn red. After Bethany was released from the hospiltal, she started therapy on her arm, so that it would get stronger When h Soul Surfer is a book about a girl named Bethany and her surfing life When Bathany was 5, she started surfing Bethany s best friend was Alanna One day at the beach, Bethany and Alanna went to surf There was no waves, they were just sitting back and enjoying the breeze All of a sudden, Bethany saw a gray flash, felt a tug on her arm, and then slowly saw the water turn red. After Bethany was released from the hospiltal, she started therapy on her arm, so that it would get stronger When her stiches were removed, she wanted to try to surf again with only one arm On her first couple of trys, she didnt manage to get up, but after that she finally was able to surf I think that Bethany was trying to tell people that you should never give up Just because you think you can t do something, you need to try and keep on until you accomplish it

  5. says:

    The audiobook had me captivated from beginning to end Bethany s story is so inspiring

  6. says:

    I watched the movie Soul Surfer and liked it and was intrigued by this true story of Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm in a shark attack, yet was able to go back and compete as a professional surfer Wanted to knowabout her story also to find outabout her struggles to come back competing and her spiritual journey But the biography is focused too much on all the publicity her story has created in the media and her view on that..and very little we get to know about her struggl I watched the movie Soul Surfer and liked it and was intrigued by this true story of Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm in a shark attack, yet was able to go back and compete as a professional surfer Wanted to knowabout her story also to find outabout her struggles to come back competing and her spiritual journey But the biography is focused too much on all the publicity her story has created in the media and her view on that..and very little we get to know about her struggle to get back on the board and her inner struggles with losing an arm OK, we each have our own way of coping with things, and apparently it all came quite easy for her or is there something left out This book is filled with christian cliches about faith and God which gets kind of boring and almost unbelivable don t get me wrong I share her faith in God but there s just too many platitudes and easy answers in a book about disability and rehabilitationOk, it s the voice of a teenager, so maybe I just expect to much.Also it ends with a horrible diary about the making of the movieI just skimmed it.But go see the movie It s a good story

  7. says:

    I haven t read Soul Surfer yet, but I had the privilege of surfing with Bethany Hamilton in Bali recently and was so inspired by her commitment For those who don t know the story, Bethany lost an arm in a shark attack some years back while surfing Rather than stopping, she relearned to surf with the handicap and hasn t slowed down at all I m sure the re learning process was grueling, but seeing her now, it doesn t seem like losing her arm has hindered her abilities at all She was the best fe I haven t read Soul Surfer yet, but I had the privilege of surfing with Bethany Hamilton in Bali recently and was so inspired by her commitment For those who don t know the story, Bethany lost an arm in a shark attack some years back while surfing Rather than stopping, she relearned to surf with the handicap and hasn t slowed down at all I m sure the re learning process was grueling, but seeing her now, it doesn t seem like losing her arm has hindered her abilities at all She was the best female surfer I ve ever seen We were at Padang Padang, a very critical hollow wave, and it was cranking solid 15 foot faces Bethany was having to take off deeper than everyone else, but she made every wave and got barreled really deep every time One time a a guy dropped in on her and her camera man started flipping out, screaming, She s got one fucking arm Get out the water Bethany just laughed and told her cameraman to calm down She was very humble and cool I m sure her book is too

  8. says:

    Soul Surfer is a very inspiring book It talks about a girl named Bethany Hamilton she was on a surf board one summer morning when she got a big suprise And she got bit by a shark She lost her left arm but she kept pushing her self forward and taught herslef to keep trying Soon she was ok and went back to surfing before this all happened, she was in a competition and she kept trying and got second place She was so glad she never gave up or she would never have been able to prove to herself a Soul Surfer is a very inspiring book It talks about a girl named Bethany Hamilton she was on a surf board one summer morning when she got a big suprise And she got bit by a shark She lost her left arm but she kept pushing her self forward and taught herslef to keep trying Soon she was ok and went back to surfing before this all happened, she was in a competition and she kept trying and got second place She was so glad she never gave up or she would never have been able to prove to herself and others that she could surf again.She was so proud of herself She never thought she would inspire so many people She would never be able to do all this if it was not for her family being there and loving her

  9. says:

    Soul Surfer was an interesting read It was nice to read about the tragic shark attack from Bethany s point of view I really felt for her and can t believe how courageous she was I couldn t believe how long of a drive it was from the beach to the hospital.All in all, an inspiring story

  10. says:

    I first heard of Bethany Hamilton in 2013 when she was filming Dolphin Tale 2 in Florida at the Clearwater Aquarium, working with Winter, the dolphin that learned to swim using a prosthetic tail In 2003, at age thirteen, Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack In this book, published in 2004, she tells the story of the attack, the aftermath, her Christian faith, and how she returned to professional surfing I read the updated version that includes her thoughts on the movie, also entitled S I first heard of Bethany Hamilton in 2013 when she was filming Dolphin Tale 2 in Florida at the Clearwater Aquarium, working with Winter, the dolphin that learned to swim using a prosthetic tail In 2003, at age thirteen, Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack In this book, published in 2004, she tells the story of the attack, the aftermath, her Christian faith, and how she returned to professional surfing I read the updated version that includes her thoughts on the movie, also entitled Soul Surfer, which was released in 2011 This book is written in plain language in a colloquial young adult style It serves as an inspirational example of a young person overcoming life altering adversity

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