Baseball Faith is about 52 baseball stars who reflect on their faith. About 1/3 of the names from the table of contents I recognized. There are several Mets and former Mets featured in the book – such as Murphy, Matz, Francoeur, Martinez and Rivera. And of course, Albert Pujols was featured. A book about Pujols and his faith was one of the first books I ever read in exchange for a review with this blog! Each of the players has a writeup including their favorite verse, a writeup about them and some of their stats. This is a very quick read but I found it very interesting to see which of the verses spoke to the players and why.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Baseball Faith will inspire and encourage you in your faith journey, as 52 MLB players–past and present–share their stories and how they are chasing the success that only comes from being God’s man and following His plan. These men are committed to living their lives with eternity in mind. Empowered by God, they are looking beyond the competition to a larger goal: following God’s game plan for their lives as team players, as husbands, fathers, sons, and then using their influence to point others toward Him. Featuring personal stories from Hall of Famer John Smoltz, three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, former MVP Albert Pujols, perennial All-Star Mariano Rivera, and many more,