Frank Pastore was enjoying life as a major league pitcher---until a line drive shattered his elbow. While searching for answers, the friendship of Christian teammates started him down a path toward Jesus. Here in his candid, humorous way, Frank shares truths about life, baseball, and relating to a God who has his own plans. 224 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
Like its author, Shattered is fun, fast, and real and an intriguing mix of paradoxes. Frank Pastore was a physically awkward kid who became a professional athlete. An okay student who goes on to earn two masters degrees in philosophy. A former atheist who ends up hosting the biggest Christian radio talk show in America. Shattered is part sports book, because youll go on road trips, enter clubhouses, and walk on the fields of professional baseball. Its part romantic novel, because youll journey with two young kids who fall in love and eventually elope, evading not only her family, but the law as wellfor she was only 16. Its also a story of brokenness, betrayal, and burn-out. If you were raised in a dysfunctional family, if youve ever had your dreams fall apart, been betrayed by close friends, or hit the psychological wall in your professional career, this is your book too. But, most of all, this is an uplifting story of how an unpredictable God can surprise any of us with His goodness and love when we allow Him to make beautiful the shattered fragments of our lives.