Feb 21, 2011

PUJOLS More Than A Game by Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth

When you think of RBI’s, Homers, OBP’s, and the diamond you think of baseball, right?  When you think of the St. Louis Cardinals you may often think of Albert Pujols.  What if you were to think of baseball being used as a platform for faith?  In PUJOLS More Than A Game Lamb and Ellsworth illustrate the beautiful story of Albert’s small beginnings to his climb into the Major Leagues.  From his humble beginnings in Santo Domingo, with an alcoholic father we follow Pujols to his first real encounter with Christ, then off to the Minor Leagues and shortly on to the Majors.  Wrapped up within the story of Pujols’ career comes a faith from a man that many children with down syndrome call a hero.  Not only will you find incredible stats and numbers about Pujols, you will find a man that puts God first, and uses baseball as a platform for his faith.

As a woman who does not follow baseball, and never knew who Albert Pujols was until this book, it was very hard to understand the baseball lingo.  I found it hard to follow the story because of the “jumping” around Lamb and Ellsworth did in Pujols career throughout the book. However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading of Albert’s faith, and how he uses his fame as a stage to share Christ with others.  If you love baseball, this is a must read!

This book was provided to me from Thomas Nelson through the BookSneeze program.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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