Playing with Purpose: Baseball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Major League Stars

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Meet the “starting lineup” of talented major league players with fascinating faith stories in Playing with Purpose: Baseball. Just in time for the new pro season, this paperback edition chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the diamond. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose Playing with Purpose biography of NFL rookies Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, now profiles major league stars both established and up-and-coming—including ...

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Overview

Meet the “starting lineup” of talented major league players with fascinating faith stories in Playing with Purpose: Baseball. Just in time for the new pro season, this paperback edition chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the diamond. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose Playing with Purpose biography of NFL rookies Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, now profiles major league stars both established and up-and-coming—including Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Beltran, Stephen Drew, Adrian Gonzalez, Ben Zobrist, Mark Teixeira, Jeremy Affeldt, and Mariano Rivera. Playing with Purpose: Baseball will introduce you to talented athletes with compelling faith stories.

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My Silent Scream - Scott Volltrauer
If you love baseball and getting to know MLB players on a deeper level you'll enjoy reading Mike Yorkey's Playing with Purpose: Baseball as much as I did.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620298145
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Playing with Purpose
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 963,522
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Yorkey, a former Focus on the Family magazine editor and author, co-author, or editor of more nearly 90 books, has written about sports for a variety of national publications. Mike is author of several other titles in the Playing with Purpose series and co-author of the internationally bestselling Every Man’s Battle books. He and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two adult children, and live in Encinitas, California.

 

Jesse Florea has worked at Focus on the Family for more than eighteen years. He is currently the editorial director for youth magazines, overseeing Focus on the Family Clubhouse (for ages eight to twelve) and Clubhouse Jr. (for three- to seven-year-olds). An avid sports fan, Jesse has written thousands of sports-related articles and co-authored One Year Devos for Sports Fans and One-Year Sports Devotions for Kids. Jesse lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, Stephanie, and two teenagers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    .This book shows how God can change your life if you will let hi

    .This book shows how God can change your life if you will let him. It talks about the lives of Christian baseball players. It shows how they accepted Christ, and how God has changed their lives.The book is about professional baseball players. Each chapter is about a different player. Each player has their own separate story to tell. The players tell how they accepted Jesus into their lives, and how he has changed them.This is a very good book. It can change your life. It shows how God can change your life in so many ways. I would recommend this book to anybody. I like this book because it is about baseball and Jesus. I also like it because it tells the story of different players. This book is a very good book. It can change you in so many ways. It can help you grow closer to Jesus. I would recommend this book to anybody to read. It is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    A must read

    I really like this book. This is a book that I will read over and over again. It is so inspiring to know that there are Christian athletes out there. I would recommend reading the other playing with purpose books. They are really great books to read. I had a hard time putting this book down.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

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    Excellent

    Easy read, not all about greed for a change.

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    Posted March 27, 2012

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