Soul Surfer, A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh

After having read Gabrielle Douglas's Grace, Gold & Glory, another autobiography by a young Christian female athlete, I decided to check out Bethany Hamilton’s autobiography, Soul Surfer. The book was initially published in 2004, when Bethany was fourteen. Accompanying the opening of the (excellent) major motion picture in 2011, Soul Surfer was re-released with added bonus material in the … Continue reading Soul Surfer, A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh

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Dear America: Early Sunday Morning, The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows (Hawaii, 1941) by Barry Denenberg

It is 1941, and just as Amber Billows and her family are beginning to adjust to their new life in Washington, D.C. (after having moved between multiple other cities), Amber's father, a quirky Harvard-educated reporter, announces that they are moving yet again, this time to the virtually unheard of U.S. territory of Hawaii. Amber is quick … Continue reading Dear America: Early Sunday Morning, The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows (Hawaii, 1941) by Barry Denenberg