When You Can't Come Back

When You Can't Come Back

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by Dave Dravecky

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Wes Lukowsky
Dravecky is the San Francisco Giant pitcher who galvanized the nation a few seasons back when he came back from cancer--in his throwing arm--to win a major league game. Soon the cancer returned, though, forcing Dravecky to retire and ultimately to have the arm amputated. Dravecky's previous book, "Comeback", dealt with his return from cancer; here he relates the road back--spiritually and physically--from the amputation. Dravecky and his wife, Jan, are both devout Christians. To say their faith was tested would be a gross understatement. Each suffered a severe bout of depression, Jan lost her father to an unexpected heart attack, and the combination of medication and stress produced a peptic ulcer in Dave. While the authors clearly state that faith played a large role in their survival, they also testify to the importance of their love for each other, the role of friends, and the miracles of modern medicine. This is not a book that will interest only an evangelical audience; it makes worthwhile reading for anyone, especially those struggling with emotional or physical disabilities.

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When You Can't Come Back 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dravecky is an exceptional christian in the way that while most of us would say why me? He says thank you Lord for the opportunity to be a good husband, and father which in itself is truly remarkable for these days and times. I truly enjoyed finding a person that has went through what we consider a tragedy, to find it as a blessing in disguise to continue to worship his God in spirit and truth despite his circumstances.
ellison61 More than 1 year ago
Engaging read about Dave and his broken arm, rehab and then cancer and loss of arm.