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Soul Surfer

By Bethany Hamilton

“I don’t pretend to have all the answers to why bad things happen to good people. But I do know that God knows all those answers, and sometimes He lets you know in this life, and sometimes He asks you to wait so you that you can have a face-to-face talk about it.”                   

– Bethany Hamilton

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Book Summary


Memoir, Christian, Non-Fiction


Determination, Faith, Family, Surfing, Resilience


13 years +


“Soul Surfer is a true story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.”

Bethany shares her journey of family, faith, and resilience after a brutal shark attack changes the course of her life. Fighting fear and doubt, Bethany strengthens her resolve to get back in the water and achieve her dream of becoming and pro-surfer and finds her determination met with support from people all over the world. Bethany accidentally becomes a celebrity and understands that God is using her to tell others about His love.

Bethany gives God the glory and shares about her saving faith in Jesus and belief for a happy and worthwhile life despite her suffering. She says, “I’m proud to be part of God’s plans, and I hope, in some small way, this surfer girl from Hawaii can make Him proud, too.” (p210)

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Shark Attack

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