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Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board [Mass Market Paperback]

Bethany Hamilton , Sheryl Berk , Rick Bundschuh
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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26 Jun 2012
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 Bethany responded to the shark's stealth with a calmness beyond belief. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately thought: 'Get to the beach...' Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Ted Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the operating theatre. 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.
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: MTV Books; Reprint edition (26 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451679130
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451679137
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bethany Hamilton, who has been named 'Comeback Athlete of the Year' and the'Bravest Girl in America', has been surfing since she was seven years old. Since her shark attack Bethany has participated in numerous surfing competitions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for readers of any age. 10 Jan 2006
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Although this is the personal account of a fourteen year old girl's experience of tragically losing her arm in a shark attack while surfing, and her subsequent fight back to health, fitness and surfing again, it should not by any means be categorised as a "children's book". The book is ghost written by a professional writer, and reads well and quickly. Bethany's courage and determination are an inspiration to anyone of any age. Her deep Christian faith, and that of her family as she describes their encouragement and support, are also inspirational. A book to be enjoyed at the time, and remembered long afterwards.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great read 13 Sep 2005
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This book is well written for children to understand. I'm 10 years old and I have just learnt to surf, this book really inspires me to get better at surfing. It also taught me to follow my dreams, no matter what happens. Believe in yourself and you can make them come true. Bethany Hamilton is now my heroine!!
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By Tracy
A true 'can't put it down' read. There is no gore or any part that induces nightmares. the imfamous shark attack is recounted in small portions throughout the story. this can safely be read by a mature 8yr old and is mature enough to engage older teens. It wouldn't harm to read it first before your child as you will be blown away by her courage, aswell as answer any of your childs questions.
As a parent of an 11 yr old elite gymnast I find it really hard to find books that relate and encourage her. This is a true tale that inspires us all. Bethany expresses her own faith with level headed maturity without pressure. she is just herself and certain of her faith. do not avoid this book in fear of being Bible-bashed because it won't happen!
Bethany was 13 yrs old when the incident happened but was back on her board in less than a month. Much of sport is about overcoming adversities for children yet there is not much material to encourage and inspire them. This does both and more.
As a youth worker Soul Surfer is loaded with material to use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 14 Jun 2014
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Absolutely incredible and completely inspiring- a must to read. I have never read a book quite like it-it made me cry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 10 Dec 2013
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I saw the movie and was so impressed with the way Bethany Hamilton coped with the shark attack, I had to get the book (and I don't normally read books). She is an amazing girl. A must read book for anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A amazing woman and an amazing true story 6 Nov 2013
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Bethany Hamiliton is a amzing woman a true gift from God. This is her account of her life changing event and how Bethany and her family with faith in God lived through all this heartache.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING 10 July 2013
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This book is thrilling and moving and just amazing. You must read it!! I couldn't stop reading and am sad that I got to the end.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 26 Jun 2013
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I did find the story interesting - but not what I was expecting.
Did not take long to read - had it finished in a day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must read
a true story of a girl called bethany hamilton who while out suefing lossing arm to a shark but as soon as she can she is back on the waves
Published 14 months ago by walker essex ranger
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Truly amazing reading, well written and easy to read! As well as an inspirational story with a great insight into a strong women.
Published 14 months ago by Jenny Seller
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story!
Brilliant story! Very inspiring and encouraging. After reading it i was left with a feeling of great hope that one can enjoy life and achieve great things despite big challenges.
Published 15 months ago by Mt
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Inspiration
I gave this book five stars because the story is truly remarkable and inspirational book that shows true people going through things no-one should go through an how there faith... Read more
Published 15 months ago by such fun!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
Bought this book as a Sunday School gift. Soul Surfer is not only a true story, it is a real tear-jerker. The story is just so amazing.
Published 16 months ago by Annoyed
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book
I found this book so inspiring and gave me a much needed boost as I'm currently struggling with my health at the moment. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jiylees
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
It's a pretty good book. It brings a bit of faith in you. Not necessarily religious faith, but just faith in general. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Camilla Hedegaard Andersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Fully Alive!
This video is a must for anyone aiming to be fully alive. The basic attitudes of optimism, courage, living in contact with society and with nature, love, faith, family, together... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Joseph
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