• Soul Surfer

  • A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
  • By: Bethany Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)

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Soul Surfer

By: Bethany Hamilton
Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
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Publisher's summary

She lost her arm in a shark attack and nearly died, but she never lost her faith. Now a major motion picture, Soul Surfer is the moving story of Bethany Hamilton’s triumphant return to competitive surfing and has continued to be a beacon of inspiration to all who hear it.

They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? Or that nothing—not even the loss of her arm - could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark’s stealth attack with the calm of a teenage girl with God on her side, resolutely pushing aside her pain and panic while being rescued and brought back to shore.

“When can I surf again?” was the first thing Bethany asked after her emergency surgery, leaving no doubt that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story - a tale of personal empowerment and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing, perhaps even less so, than the soul.

©2004 Bethany Hamilton (P)2010 Oasis

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