Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer
Author: Bethany Hamilton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-12-25
ISBN: 147110950X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Surfer Book Excerpt:

They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing - not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack - could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii Bethany responded to the shark's stealth with a calmness beyond belief. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately thought: 'Get to the beach...' Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Ted Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the operating theatre. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was 'When can I surf again?' it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story - a tale of courage and faith that this modest and soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

Raising a Soul Surfer

Raising a Soul Surfer
Author: Rick Bundschuh,Cheri Hamilton
Publsiher: Gospel Light Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-25
ISBN: 0830760601
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising a Soul Surfer Book Excerpt:

Cheri Hamilton, Bethany’s mom, tells the inspiring story of the Hamilton Family. Bethany Hamilton’s incredible story of surviving and thriving in the wake of a shark attack, told in her best-selling autobiography Soul Surfer, has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Yet her family’s adventures started long before Bethany lost her arm and became a pro surfer. Now Cheri Hamilton, Bethany’s mom, tells the inspiring story of the Hamilton Family. Raising a Soul Surfer invites readers to journey with the Hamiltons to the lush islands of Hawaii, to experience a worldwide news event, Bethany’s shark attack, from her parents’ point of view. Witness the many small steps of faith and how God stepped in and gave them a higher purpose.

Soul Surfer Johnny

Soul Surfer Johnny
Author: Bill Missett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN: 9781452033549
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Surfer Johnny Book Excerpt:

The almost true story of how a bad boy discovers he's really a nice kid inside, through surfing, self-discovery, wild surfing adventures, and meditation.

Soul Surfer Johnny Rides

Soul Surfer Johnny Rides
Author: Bill Missett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN: 1491812877
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Surfer Johnny Rides Book Excerpt:

This special edition of the "Soul Surfer Johnny" trilogy brings all three books together in one volume, with a special bonus chapter of 15 new stories. It includes the complete versions of "Soul Surfer Johnny," "Soul Surfer Johnny Returns," and "Soul Surfer Johnny Rips" intact and unabridged. Plus a new 12,000-word segment of new stories.

Soul Surfer Johnny Rips

Soul Surfer Johnny Rips
Author: Bill Missett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN: 1477268588
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Surfer Johnny Rips Book Excerpt:

In Bill Missetts final chapter of Soul Surfer Johnnys adventures, we are taken through the journeys of many thrill seeking travelers, as Johnny and his wife Mia finally move to Puerto permanently, and their adventure begins anew. He and Mia meet countless soul surfers who add ingredients to the secret recipe that eventually becomes an award winning course of life to be enjoyed by the two true lovers. As Johnny matures in his new home of Puerto Tranquilo, he learns to digest and learn from the stories of those who have been through what he is currently experiencing. Missett conveys all of the life lessons the couple soaks in during what can only be described as a rich life without riches. They build a popular restaurant, a beautiful home, and more importantly, a bucket list of friends and memories. The surf remains an important part of their lives, but in this final chapter, Johnny and Mia drop into a veritable Mexican Pipeline barrel, breathing in every detail. Luckily, a writer like Missett is able to bring us back through that barrel in magnificent detail. We get to know so many characters from the previous chapters as well as new names. Several members of the famous crowd of Puerto regulars get to add their input this time. Their stories are told in first person, adding a great feeling of unedited authenticity. Several of the local famosos reappear, and some of the Puerto Elders walk us through the life and times of the enigmatic surf town. Missett writes in such a way that informs, intrigues, and entertains. This is the most entertaining of his works and deserves a loud applause. To be intrigued, you must read the earlier Soul Surfer Johnny books. To be truly informed, everyone should read his earlier Awakening the Soul series. A favorite author of all who read his works, Missett put together a great collaboration of stories with Soul Surfer Johnny Rips. However, in all honesty, we all hope that Johnny has another wave to catch through Bill Missetts eyes. Thomas Wilson

Soul Surfer Johnny Returns

Soul Surfer Johnny Returns
Author: Bill Missett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011-06-06
ISBN: 9781456767501
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Surfer Johnny Returns Book Excerpt:

While writing Soul Surfer Johnny, the first book in this series, I was flooded with so many additional memories of “Puerto Tranquilo” that I knew a second book was waiting to be written. By the time the first book was finished, I had jotted down more than 125 other memorable episodes. I was challenged to write the book that became Soul Surfer Johnny by Joel Fotinos, vice president for spiritual books for Penguin-Putnam publishers, during a lunch we had in 2007. He had just read my Awakening The Soul: The Trilogy, and challenged me to write a novel incorporating the essence of that tome, ala the most successful novel of the millennium, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. While Soul Surfer Johnny is certainly no Da Vinci Code, it does carry forth that essence of spiritual growth, describing a young man’s soul awakening. The heart of the story, however, remains his many wild surfing adventures, most in Puerto. But it wasn’t planned that way. A number of years ago, I began compiling a list of topics for my Puerto book, which I knew I would write some day. But I had no plans of incorporating those memories into the book Fotinos challenged me to write, revealing how to create the spiritual awakening possible within each of us. However, when I started writing, it was immediately apparent where this story was going ... to Puerto, where my personal spiritual awakening occurred some 25 years earlier. Thus, the first Soul Surfer Johnny book had a serious underlying story of spiritual awakening that seemed out of place in a surfing adventure novel. But it really wasn’t, because what was being portrayed as happening to Johnny really had happened to me, and has occurred to others, so I knew it was eminently possible. I had so much fun writing Soul Surfer Johnny that I immediately started writing this book, its direct sequel, but with a difference. This volume does not have that heavy underlying story of spiritual growth, but rather only occasional references to Johnny’s continuing awakening. It’s mostly outrageous tales of his many Puerto adventures and episodes. This book richly continues the adventures of Soul Surfer Johnny, the story of an East Coast bad boy who becomes a good kid as he learns to surf in the waves off Southern California. In the process, he joins his own sort of “gang,” then ventures south to the big waves of Southern Mexico. He is guided to “Puerto Tranquilo” in the late 1970s by several of his fellow Tyrony Bros. “gang” members, who had discovered the fantastic surf break there several years before. There he is witness to and participates in a bizarre series of adventures. Unexpectedly, he begins to explore his spirituality, and discovers his true inner self for the first time, dramatically improving his life. Like its predecessor, this continuing wild tale is almost true, however sometimes the actual circumstances are slightly “enhanced,” while conveying the basic truth. For example, a few wave heights may have been exaggerated occasionally – except in the “Big Wednesday” chapter, which is Johnny’s true, eye-witness account. But most of the book’s stories actually happened as described. It makes no claim toward being all-inclusive, or a legitimate history of the town. It’s just a lot of mostly true stories about a wonderful little town in Southern Mexico. All stories are re-told as accurately as memory serves.

Soul Surfer Devotions

Soul Surfer Devotions
Author: Bethany Hamilton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-10
ISBN: 1400317983
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Surfer Devotions Book Excerpt:

She’s blonde, brave, and totally determined—she’s a gutsy professional surfer who has inspired millions, and her biggest audience is teenage girls. In this devotional, Bethany speaks straight to her soul sisters about letting God lead in the epic ride of life. In this devotional, Bethany shares stories of women to admire, prayers to focus on, and wipeouts to avoid. Girls will hear thoughts on friends, family, faith, gossip, and peer pressure—Bethany covers it all. This book will release in time for the scheduled Spring 2011 launch of Bethany’s movie, Soul Surfer, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Carrie Underwood. This re-release is updated with new content, a “Where Is She Now?” page, and journaling spots.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Author: Matt Warshaw
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780156032513
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Surfing Book Excerpt:

A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.

Surfing about Music

Surfing about Music
Author: Timothy J. Cooley
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN: 0520276639
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfing about Music Book Excerpt:

"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--First printed page.

Women Who Surf

Women Who Surf
Author: Ben Marcus,Lucia Griggi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1493024868
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Surf Book Excerpt:

Mavericks and more, a celebration of feminine beauty, athleticism, wisdom, and skill when the surf is bombing—Women Who Surf profiles some of the world’s most inspiring female surfers ranging from Bethany Hamilton to Wrenna Delgado. Each surfer tells her story, highlighting her personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as inspiring readers and providing them with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in surfing but in life as they lead the charge and push their limits at infamous big-wave spots like Teahupoo in Tahiti, Waimea Bay, and Peahi/Jaws in the Hawaiian Islands. The profiles by accomplished author and editor Ben Marcus are complemented by stunning color photography by leading adventure photojournalist Lucia Griggi. Featured surfers: 1. Rochelle Ballard 2. Wrenna Delgado 3. Bethany Hamilton 4. Maya Gabeira 5. Keala Kennelly 6. Andrea Moller 7. Leah Dawson 8. Mercedes Maidana 9. Easkey Britton 10. Alana Blanchard 11. Bianca Valenti 12. Paige Alms 13. Alison Teal 14. Sally Fitzgibbons 15. Rosy Hodge 16. Janet Macpherson 17. Pauline Ado

The Best Australian Sports Writing 2004

The Best Australian Sports Writing 2004
Author: Garrie Hutchinson
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781863952132
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Australian Sports Writing 2004 Book Excerpt:

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The Critical Surf Studies Reader

The Critical Surf Studies Reader
Author: Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee,Alexander Sotelo Eastman
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-08-17
ISBN: 0822372827
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Surf Studies Reader Book Excerpt:

The evolution of surfing—from the first forms of wave-riding in Oceania, Africa, and the Americas to the inauguration of surfing as a competitive sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—traverses the age of empire, the rise of globalization, and the onset of the digital age, taking on new meanings at each juncture. As corporations have sought to promote surfing as a lifestyle and leisure enterprise, the sport has also narrated its own epic myths that place North America at the center of surf culture and relegate Hawai‘i and other indigenous surfing cultures to the margins. The Critical Surf Studies Reader brings together eighteen interdisciplinary essays that explore surfing's history and development as a practice embedded in complex and sometimes oppositional social, political, economic, and cultural relations. Refocusing the history and culture of surfing, this volume pays particular attention to reclaiming the roles that women, indigenous peoples, and people of color have played in surfing. Contributors. Douglas Booth, Peter Brosius, Robin Canniford, Krista Comer, Kevin Dawson, Clifton Evers, Chris Gibson, Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Scott Laderman, Kristin Lawler, lisahunter, Colleen McGloin, Patrick Moser, Tara Ruttenberg, Cori Schumacher, Alexander Sotelo Eastman, Glen Thompson, Isaiah Helekunihi Walker, Andrew Warren, Belinda Wheaton

A Brief History of Surfing

A Brief History of Surfing
Author: Matt Warshaw
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1452152802
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Surfing Book Excerpt:

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image capturing a slice of surf history, from Kelly Slater and the invention of the thruster to shark attacks and localism. Packaged in a small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible volume with wide appeal.

Surfing in the Movies

Surfing in the Movies
Author: John Engle
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 0786495219
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfing in the Movies Book Excerpt:

Surfing has fascinated filmmakers since Thomas Edison shot footage of Waikiki beachboys in 1906. Before the 1950s surf craze, surfing showed up in travelogues or as exotic background for studio features. The arrival of Gidget (1959) on the big screen swept the sport into popular culture, but surfer-filmmakers were already featuring the day's best surfers in self-narrated two-reelers. Hollywood and independent filmmakers have produced about three dozen surf films in the last half-century, including the frothy Beach Party movies, Point Break (1991) and Chasing Mavericks (2012). From Bud Browne's earliest efforts to The Endless Summer (1966), Riding Giants (2004) and today's brilliant videos, over 1,000 surfing movies have celebrated the stoke. This first full-length study of surf movies gives critical attention to hundreds of the most important films.

Surfing

Surfing
Author: Douglas Booth
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0313380422
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfing Book Excerpt:

This guide showcases the world of extreme surfing, describing the unique culture associated with this daredevil's sport, providing insights into what makes the top riders tick, explaining the science of big waves, and more. * Includes a bibliography of primary and secondary sources and current websites * Provides a comprehensive glossary of surfing "vocabulary" * Contains an index of names, places, and terms relevant to the sport of surfing

The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing
Author: Matt Warshaw
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2011-04-29
ISBN: 1452100942
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Surfing Book Excerpt:

This in-depth, photo-packed look at the history and culture of surfers is “meticulously researched, smartly written . . . required reading” (Outside Magazine). Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw, a former professional surfer and editor of Surfing magazine, has crafted an unprecedented, definitive history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. With more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of Warshaw’s endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who are brought to life in this book in many tales of daring, innovation, athletic achievement, and the offbeat personalities who have made surfing history happen. “The world’s most comprehensive chronicler of the surfing scene.” —Andy Martin, The Independent

How to Defeat Harmful Habits

How to Defeat Harmful Habits
Author: June Hunt
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 0736941487
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Defeat Harmful Habits Book Excerpt:

Respected Christian counselor and founder of Hope for the Heart ministries June Hunt knows that countless lives are impacted and detoured by addictions. People are desperate for answers. They are hungry for hope. In this insightful book, June provides compassionate biblical guidance to help readers recognize addictive impulses and habits, set boundaries, seek help, and trust the power of Christ and God’s Word to release them from the hold of addictions including: overeating alcohol and drug abuse sexual addiction codependency anorexia and bulimia and more For those struggling with addiction or watching a loved one caught in its destructive cycles, this is an encouraging resource of lasting answers and a path to healing God’s way.

Tribal Play

Tribal Play
Author: Kevin Young
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0762312939
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tribal Play Book Excerpt:

Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, subculture and counterculture have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in mid-twentieth century criminological research, and especially with the development of Cultural Studies in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where they became widely used to describe processes of social class-based opposition, resistance and protest. More recently, sociologists have moved beyond a strict conformity-resistance model in accounting for the behaviour of sub-communities that coalesce around particular values, behaviours, or preferences.Indeed, contemporary sociological research has raised the possibility that the term subculture in particular may have entirely outgrown its usefulness. While the term counterculture has also languished, there is no doubt that the sorts of social groups to which these terms have historically referred are more extensive and colourful than ever. Certainly this is the case in sport. Put simply, all societies are replete with their own versions of Tribal Play which encompass and represent wider social patterns, processes, and struggles.This volume is a collection of 16 readings on aspects of sub-community life in sport that showcases the breadth and depth of sport subcultural research by a group of international scholars representing varied theoretical and methodological orientations. Some of the sport communities examined include soccer hooligans, endurance athletes, disabled athletes, environmentally conscious surfers, and X-Games participants.This fourth volume in th

Secondary Assemblies for SEAL 40 ready to deliver assemblies eBook

Secondary Assemblies for SEAL  40 ready to deliver assemblies   eBook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Optimus Education eBooks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1907567143
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Assemblies for SEAL 40 ready to deliver assemblies eBook Book Excerpt:

Australian Beach Cultures

Australian Beach Cultures
Author: Douglas Booth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1136338470
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Beach Cultures Book Excerpt:

Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.