Clash (#01 in Soul Surfer Series)
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...
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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.
Rick Bundschuh is a youth expert, writer, speaker, and cartoonist. His cartoon was featured in Surfer Magazine for 6 years. He is also the pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship as well as the manager for the band Spooky Tuesday which his son Justin plays with.. He is the former Creative Director for Youth Resources at Gospel Light Publications.With a cartoon style design to many of his books, Rick helps youth leaders capture the attention of the teens they work with. His titles include Micro Messages, which contains 30 reproducible tracts and single page lessons; Velcro Teaching: Making God's Word Stick in the Lives of Your Teens, Big Gulp: Adventures of a Reluctant Missionary (a study of Jonah for high school students), Kickstarters (101 introductions to lessons), and Talk Sheets on Psalms and Proverbs (lessons or lesson enhancers for both high school and junior high students). His upcoming book Passed Thru Fire, contains ideas to keep boys interested in church where they can be guided to godly manhood.
Since losing her arm, Bethany has chosen to use her experience to become an inspiration and help others to overcome adversity, no matter how great. "People I don't even know come up to me. I guess they see me as a symbol of courage and inspiration. One thing hasn't changed - and that's how I feel when I'm riding a wave."