Monday, February 07, 2005

Soul Surfer

One of the RI Teen Book Award nominees for 2006 is Soul Surfer: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board by Bethany Hamilton. This is the girl who lost her left arm to a shark while paddling out to surf near her home in Hawaii. The idea that a 13-year-old girl would be able to not pass out and make it back to shore, with the help of her friends, amazes me.

Bethany attributes her remarkable recovery to her faith in God and the strong Christian church she belongs to gets her through the ordeal.