Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Bethany has already lived more than a lifetime’s worth of triumph and tragedy, and she shares every poignant moment in these pages. Readers learn how she rose once again to the challenges of competition after a life-changing event, how she dealt with the maelstrom of media attention, and how she relied on her faith and innate positive thinking to embrace changes that would undo most people. Written with passion and insight, and filled with thrilling moments of the sport Bethany has come to personify, this is a portrait of American heroism that will captivate readers of all ages.
Formerly known as “Devotions for the Soul Surfer”, SOUL SURFER DEVOTIONS is a daily devotional with the aloha spirit! Bethany speaks about letting God lead in the epic ride of life. She shares stories of women to admire, prayers to focus on, and wipeouts to avoid. Readers will hear thoughts on friends, family, faith, gossip, and peer pressure—Bethany covers it all. The NEW book, which releases in the Spring of 2011, features many of the same devotions from the original book, along with NEW insert pages of full-color photos with scenes from the movie set and a “where is she now” section, plus journaling pages, and more!
Young girls will get encouraging words from the Bible and from courageous, young surfer Bethany Hamilton to see them through their day in this devotional book. Both “hot” and “cool” topics that every young girl faces will be addressed. An extra, tucked-in feature will give the girls the “inside scoop” on what Bethany’s life is all about.
The Hamilton family’s adventures started long before Bethany lost her arm and became a pro surfer. Now Cheri Hamilton, Bethany’s mom, tells their inspiring family story.
Raising a Soul Surfer invites readers to journey with the Hamiltons to the lush islands of Hawaii, to experience a worldwide news event, Bethany’s shark attack, from her parents’ point of view. Witness the many small steps of faith and how God stepped in and gave them a higher purpose.
In Crunch, Bethany meets a little girl at an orphanage in Mexico who must have her arm removed. Concerned by her condition, Bethany makes a promise to the child that threatens Bethany’s opportunity to surf in a prestigious contest.