Cheri Hamilton, Bethany#x19;s mom, tells the inspiring story of the Hamilton Family. Bethany Hamilton#x19;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#x19;s adventures started long before Bethany lost her arm and became a pro surfer. Now Cheri Hamilton, Bethany#x19;s mom, tells the inspiring story of the Hamilton Family. Raising a Soul Surferinvites readers to journey with the Hamiltons to the lush islands of Hawaii, to experience a worldwide news event, Bethany#x19;s shark attack, from her parents#x19; point of view. Witness the many small steps of faith and how God stepped in and gave them a higher purpose.
Cheri Hamilton | Hanalei Bay, Kauai
Cheri was 27 when she first met Christ in between surf sessions. At the time she was completely obsessed with surfing. In 1975, she met and married Tom. Together they raised their three kids Noah, Tim and Bethany, and taught them how to surf.
Rick Bundshuh | Poipu, Hawaii
Rick is a pastor, veteran youth worker, writer, speaker and published cartoonist. He serves as a teaching pastor at Kauai Christian Fellowship. He worked with Bethany Hamilton on her best-selling Soul Surfer book. He lives with his beautiful wife, Lauren, their kids, weenie dog and a quiver of surfboards. Rick is also the author of the thought provoking Deep Like Me.