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Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamilton and Doris Rikkers

Posted by Lisa LaGrou June 30, 2011 Local Authors

altI reviewed two books here – one is called Soul Surfer Rise Above which is a 90-Day Devotional and the other is called Soul Surfer Ask Bethany which is an FAQ on Surfing, Faith and Friends.

If you don’t recall Bethany Hamilton, she is the teenaged surfer in Hawaii who lost an arm to a shark in 2003. Despite loosing an arm at 13, Bethany came back strong and was back in the water surfing within weeks and competing within months. Soul Surfer the movie was released back in April of this year and is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton and how her determination and unwavering faith helped her overcome all odds to become a champion again.

Now in her 20’s, Bethany Hamilton has chosen to use her experience to become an inspiration and help others to overcome adversity. She is a spiritual person and demonstrates and shares her courage in her books using verses from the Bible and her faith in God.

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The FAQ book is a compilation of questions Bethany has received from numerous emails, letters, etc. In this book, she finally has the chance to respond to the many questions. The Rise Above book is a daily 90-day devotional from Bethany to God.

Author of the Soul Surfer books, Doris Rikkers, is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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