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 book 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 ...

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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 book 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616264901
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Playing with Purpose
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,430,687
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Standing on the Precipice of Greatness Clayton Kershaw 19

2 The PK Who's a Zorilla on the Field Ben Zobrist 42

3 A Home Run Hitter with a Heart for Others Albert Pujols 66

4 Praying All the Way to the Ballpark Carlos Beltran 85

5 Gonzo for God Adrian Gonzalez 91

6 Baseball's Bat Man Comes Back from the Brink Josh Hamilton 110

7 Good Things Come in Threes Stephen Drew 134

8 Solus Christus—By Christ Alone Jeremy Affeldt 140

9 Opening a Once-Closed Fist to God Matt Capps 160

10 Hitting on All Cylinders Mark Teixeira 179

11 Big Trials, Big Faith for a Small Player Brian Roberts 198

12 Understanding How the Lord Gives and Takes Away Josh Willingham 219

13 The Closer Who Got Saved Mariano Rivera 225

About the Authors 243

Source Material 245

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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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