Book Review: Body and Soul

30 Apr

731051Bethany Hamilton has become a fitness expert by virtue of being a professional athlete who has excelled—and she’s done it while overcoming incredible challenges. Whether you know Bethany or not, whether you surf or not, everyone has challenges, and in Body and amp; Soul, Bethany shares some of her core experiences with body, mind and spirit. Sharing her expertise as an athlete, Body and amp; Soul helps young girls develop a healthy lifestyle, understand their changing bodies, gain confidence, and establish a pattern of healthy living starting at a young age. This book includes workouts specially developed for young girls by Bethany’s personal trainer, recipes and information on healthy eating based on “Bethany’s food pyramid,” which follows the Mediterranean diet, and advice on deepening your spiritual health, for a total body wellness book perfect for growing girls. This isn’t a book about Bethany, this is a book about wellness, becoming your best “you,” through physical and spiritual balance, because spiritual health is just as important as physical health


UnknownBethany Meilani Hamilton is an American professional surfer. She is known for surviving a shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, and for overcoming the injury to ultimately return to professional surfing.


My Impressions:

Girls face so many lies about what makes them valuable, what they should look like and who they should be. It is great that Bethany Hamilton has written a guide for girls to look and feel better, in light of God’s word and purpose. Body & Soul: A Girl’s Guide to A Fit, Fun And Fabulous Life is a the perfect book for the teen or tween girl in your life. It is filled with lots of information for healthy living — exercises, recipes, establishing routines and healthy eating. Bethany also makes sure to include God’s views on a healthy lifestyle by focusing on what He says about it. I think this would be a great book for moms and daughters to work through together — what a great way to establish and reinforce a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.


(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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