Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamiliton

Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 by in You Go Girl

Recently, I found a book “Ask Bethany. FAQs: Surfing, Faith & Friends” by Bethany Hamilton with Doris Rikkers. 

You may be saying, “Who is Bethany Hamilton, sounds familiar?”  Bethany is the strong, confident and amazing young woman who was attacked by a tiger shark who took her left arm, while she was out surfing in her home of Kauai when she was 13 years old. The story alone shows how strong, focused and powerful she really is.

If you have a young daughter, this is a fabulous book to read TOGETHER.  My 8 years old, who loves to surf, swim and anything water, is amazed at how strong she is and how she is so knowledgeable about so much at a young age. There is a chapter about boys, dating, kissing and all the emotions that go with that.  Bethany has a great response to why she doesn’t have a boyfriend, “A boyfriend is a dangerous thing and could change the course of your life overnight.”  This is from a 16 years old girl.  She needs to mentor those girls on Teen Mom!  Her analogy why you don’t kiss or have a physical relationship with a boy is so on point! I won’t spoil it for you, so you can read the whole chapter. 

Bethany is truly a positive and brillant role model for young ladies.  You Go Girl!

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