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Intentional Walk: An Inside Look at the Faith That Drives the St. Louis Cardinals

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

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    Rob Rains is a former National League beat writer for USA Today┬┐

    Rob Rains is a former National League beat writer for USA Today’s Baseball Weekly and for three years covered the St. Louis Cardinals for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat until its collapse in the 1980s. HIs latest book, Intentional Walk: An Inside Look at the Faith That Drives the St. Louis Cardinals is a look “inside” the faith that guides this all-star team.

    Now personally, I am not into baseball, let alone the Cardinals. My favorite team is the Chicago Cubs and it’s primarily because I like their cap. And if you’re not a big baseball person either, that’s ok. This isn’t really what the book is about.

    Yes, this book uses the example of the St. Louis Cardinals throughout, but it is more about the lives of these players and how they saw God in their lives. Each chapter introduces you to a new member of the Cardinals franchise and illustrates how God pulled them through the highs and lows of their life.

    I think through a good reading, the reader becomes more aware of just how many professional athletes are Christians.  So while it may not be a book for the “die-hard” sports fan, it is still a book about what it means to be a Christian.

    Rob Rains has an extensive career at being a writer, and so his author’s voice is easy to listen to and he does his best to enable even the not-so-familiar to follow along.

    Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing a free copy for an unbiased review

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