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To Stir a Movement: Life, Justice, and Major League Baseball

Beacon Hill Press / 2013 / Hardcover

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Jeremy Affeldt understands passion. With passion, his dream of being a Major League Baseball player became a reality in 2002 after being drafted right out high school by the Kansas City Royals. With passion, he battled injuries that plagued the early years of his career. With passion, he struck out the side of the Detroit Tigers line-up in the 8th inning of the final game of the 2012 World Series. But it doesn't end with baseball.

As an outspoken advocate against human trafficking and a committed servant against injustice, Jeremy Affeldt has made a significant mark in this world.

To Stir a Movement details Jeremy Affedt's journey from a military brat and self-centered, hot-tempered, high school athlete to a two-time World Series champ and Christ follower. Through this first-hand account, discover a side of Jeremy Affeldt that goes beyond the field. Whether helping the trafficked find freedom, the thirsty receive water, or the hungry obtain food, Jeremy Affeldt is using his voice to demolish the barriers that stand between everyday people and the injustice around them.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0834130513
ISBN-13: 9780834130517
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Jeremy Affeldt understands passion. With passion, his dream of being a major league baseball player became a reality in 1997. With passion, he battled injuries that plagued the early years of his career. With passion, he struck out the side of the Detroit Tigers line-up in the 8th inning of the final game of the 2012 World Series.Affeldt’s passion doesn’t end when he walks off the field. As an outspoken advocate against human trafficking and a committed servant against injustice, Affeldt has made a significant mark in this world.To Stir a Movement details Affleldt’s journey from a military brat and self-centered, hot-tempered, high school athlete to a two-time world series champ and Christ follower.Through this firsthand account, discover a side of Affeldt that goes beyond the field. Whether helping the trafficked find freedom, the thirsty receive water, or the hungry obtain food, Affeldt is using his voice to demolish the barriers that stand between everyday people and the injustice around them.Reviews:’Jeremy Affeldt may be a two-time World Series champion and one of the greatest left-handed relievers in major league baseball, but that is just the tip of the iceberg as to the man that he is. As you will read in this book, Jeremy is not defined by baseball. He is defined and validated as a child and follower of the most high God. My hope is that this book will help define and validate you.’-Mike Sweeney5-Time American League All-Star16 seasons MLB’A compelling story of what happens when grace takes root. Jeremy’s life off the field matters so much more than what we will ever see on the field.’ -Scot McKnightProfessor of New TestamentNorthern Seminary

Author Bio

Jeremy Affeldt signed with the Kansas City Royals directly after high school. After four years with the Royals, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies and made his first World Series appearance. Since then he has won two World Series rings pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Affeldt has earned numerous awards and commendations for his service to homeless youth and for his tireless commitment to ending the crime of human trafficking. Through his youth ministry, Generation Alive, he involves young people in projects to feed the hungry and provide clean water and homes for African children.

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