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Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamilton

Soul Surfer – A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton is an inspiring memoir about one young woman’s dramatic story of courage, faith and determination. When Bethany was just thirteen years old, she survived a shark attack that left her arm amputated–but as she soon realized, it didn’t have to define her.

This book follows Bethany’s journey as she makes the courageous decision to not let her disability hold her back and get back in the water again. Despite being thrown into a whirlwind of press and publicity, Bethany holds fast to her core belief that anything can be achieved with positivity and perseverance.

Soul Surfer draws upon the real-life experiences of this remarkable girl as she faces each challenge with grace and strength. Her account is sure to leave readers moved by her story of resilience and renewed hope for what human potential can truly achieve. As Bethany battles against fear, pain, prejudice and self-doubt on a quest to realize her dream of becoming a professional surfer; this book serves as a powerful reminder that even in moments when we may feel like giving up, our true strength lies in staying the course.

Simply put, Soul Surfer is an uplifting tale that shows how faith can be used to transcend personal limits–and ultimately triumph over them entirely. It will renew readers’ sense of possibility even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles; making it perfect for all who seek inspiration on their own journey towards success.



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