Ventura, California (March 11, 2011) – Regal Books has announced the spring release of Raising a Soul Surfer by Cheri Hamilton, the mother of surfer Bethany Hamilton. Raising a Soul Surfer shares the inspiring true family story behind champion surfer Bethany Hamilton and the shark attack that took her arm and changed her life forever.

The book shares the courage, determination and the many small steps of faiththat took place before, after and since the shark attack that made international headlines. The movie SOUL SURFER, stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood and AnnaSophia Robbreleases to theaterson April 8, 2011.

About Gospel Light/Regal Books: Founded in 1933 by Dr. Henrietta Mears, Gospel Light provides effective resources for evangelism, discipleship and spiritual transformation through Sunday school and vacation Bible school curricula and its Regal Books division.

Regal is committed to providing the most effective resources for evangelism, discipleship and spiritual renewal. Regal books address a wide array of topics that are relevant to our lives today and speak of the issues that are closest to our hearts with best-sellingauthors that include Gary Smalley, Dennis Rainey, Neil T. Anderson, Kirk Cameron. Gospel Light is headquartered in Ventura, California. For more information, visit their website at