Clash: A Novel

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Zondervan, Aug 30, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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It took real faith and courage to get Bethany back on a surfboard after losing her arm to a shark. In this new four-book fiction series based on the life of surfer star Bethany Hamilton, Bethany and her friends discover God’s love and guidance as they tackle the waves that life hands them. Also available: Soul Surfer™ Bible, Ask Bethany, and Rise Above. In Clash, it’s a challenge to their tight-knit group when a new girl with a secret crowds Bethany and her friends. Important heart issues lead to difficult decisions. In Burned, Bethany has a run-in with an unpleasant kid on a surf trip to Samoa and discovers something in the Samoan culture that brings healing and forgiveness. (added a return) In Storm, Bethany helps a young family lost on the Hanakapiai Trail. As Bethany’s youth group struggles to raise funds for a mission trip, her small act of kindness blesses them all. In Crunch, Bethany meets a little boy at an orphanage in Mexico who must have his foot removed. Concerned by his condition, Bethany makes a promise to the child that threatens her opportunity to surf in a prestigious contest.

 

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Rick Bundschuh serves as a teaching pastor at Kauai Christian Fellowship, and he also continues to write and illustrate material for various publishers. He lives with his beautiful wife, Lauren, their kids, a weenie dog, and a quiver of surfboards in Poipu, Hawaii. Rick authored Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story, Simon and Shuster.

New York Times bestselling author Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. In 2003, while surfing, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark. With resilience and tenacity, she returned to the water a month later, and within two years had won her first national title. Her unbelievably positive attitude fascinated the world, and her story has been told in an autobiography and later adapted into the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Bethany has continually pushed her surfing ability and has proven to be one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Her courageous efforts led her to being inducted in the Surfer’s Hall of Fame in 2017. Bethany and her husband, Adam Dirks, are also involved in many charitable efforts, most notably Bethany’s own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which she and her family created to reach out to amputees and youth offering hope to overcome through Jesus Christ. Using her platform as a professional athlete to promote living a fit and healthy lifestyle, she authored the 2014 book Body and Soul. The new documentary Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable showcases her world-class surfing and passion for life. Bethany’s a role model for female empowerment and her life continues to touch and inspire millions across the globe.

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