Playing with Purpose: Baseball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Major League Stars  -     By: Mike Yorkey, Jesse Florea, Josh Cooley
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Playing with Purpose: Baseball: Inside the Lives and Faith of Major League Stars

Barbour Books / 2013 / Paperback

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Clayton Kershaw, Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Mariano Rivera, and Brian Roberts. Baseball fans know the on-field skills of this "All-Star team" of talented major league performers. But Playing with Purpose: Baseball will introduce you to the fascinating back story of each player as well--the obstacles they overcame to reach the highest level of professional ball, the challenges they face while serving as upstanding role models, and the faith in God that provides the foundation for everything they do.
Packed with fascinating stories, spiritual insights, and plenty of eye-popping statistics, this book will intrigue and encourage you with accounts of those who excel at the game of baseball--and life.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.38 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1620298147
ISBN-13: 9781620298145
Series: Playing with Purpose

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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 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.

Author Bio

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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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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