After only ten seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols is already one of the greatest players to have ever laced up a pair of spikes. But when adulation and glory come his way, Pujols is quick to credit another-to point people to his hero. "At the end of the day," he says, "as long as I glorify Him, and those 45,000 people know who I represent . . . that's what it's about. It's about representing God."
In Pujols: More Than the Game, authors Tim Ellsworth and Scott Lamb will satisfy fans who like their baseball slathered in stats and stories, while at the same time shedding light on the faith that makes it all possible. Foreword by Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 8.75 hours; 8 CDs; read by Wes Bleed.
After a decade starring for the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols is already compared with names in the highest reaches of baseball’s pantheon: Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron, Mays. Slugging his way toward the Hall of Fame, Pujols has raised the game’s standard for greatness almost beyond any statistical measure. But the standard by which Pujols measures himself has less to do with baseball performance than with honoring God and exemplifying his faith for the millions who follow him. From his birthplace in the Dominican Republic to his high-school days in Kansas City, from a single season in the minor leagues to the World Series and nine All-Star Games, Pujols has developed his immense talents on the baseball diamond, all the while focusing his direction—and the direction of his family—with the belief that a greater purpose is behind every achievement. Authors Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth spare no tale of this growing baseball legend, all the while accentuating “the unseen hand of divine providence” that has shaped the man Albert Pujols has become. It’s a story that will inspire, and a reminder of the human quality behind superhuman achievement. A story—still in the making—of allowing God’s strength to guide one man’s path to be the best his game has ever seen.
Scott Lamb is director of research for the President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A native of St. Louis, Scott has pastored churches in Alabama, Missouri, and Kentucky. He is a contributor to WORLD Magazine’s website and the “Civil Religion” forum of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He and his wife, Pearl, have five children and are members of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Tim Ellsworth is director of news and media relations at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and author of God in the Whirlwind: Stories of Grace from the Tornado at Union University. He is also a frequent contributor to Baptist Press. He has previously worked as an editor, reporter, and high school social studies teacher. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children and are actively involved at Cornerstone Community Church.
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