Seball player All of them mention what a large group of guys are
part of the Bible studies that child care is even provided so families of the Bible studies that child care is even provided so families be included The men state what a great support system that has been for them as players and as Christian men When they first came to the Cardinals many of the men were surprised about how large and well attended the group isThe players also talk about the highs and lows of their baseball careers what path they took to become a Cardinal baseball player and some of the day to day life as a Cardinal Some
have had to be made for their jobs One is Mike Matheny forgoing attending many of his children s his activities including his son s graduation to be present at a Cardinal gameI thought the book was very interesting and gave great insight to the life working in the world of baseball especially the Cardinal baseball team and the life of men following Christ I think fans of baseball and Cardinal baseball fans in particular would really love this book I enjoyed the book recommend it and give it five starsThe publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner Despite my receiving the book free it has not influenced my judgment and I have given an honest opinionMy blog on twitter I have had the pleasure of reading a wonderful book about faith and commitment where one may not expect to find it Intentional Walk by Rob Rains is a look inside the St Louis Cardinals organization You will find testimonies and life experiences related trough the written word from some of the most successful major league baseball players in the National League as well as from management and support staff alike I must say that when I started reading this book I wasn t sure what to expect What I found was a book I could use as a devotional as Scripture was also utilized in each chapter The experiences and testimonies presented allowed me to get a better understanding of what God has in mind for each and every one of us if only we listen Prayer Meetings Bible Study
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and Chapel for the St Louis Cardinals are normal functions of the team not just a once and a while Chapel for the St Louis Cardinals are normal functions of the team not just a once and a while As you read this book you will hear from players like 3rd Baseman David Freese and manager Mike Matheny just to mention a couple but there are many team members and organization members from upper management all the way to support staff and commentators This book is uite different from what we are currently seeing in the news and major league steriod use It will bring faith and God into the forefront of our thinking and lives At least this is my prayer As you read on you will also hear the testimonies of others such as Adam Wainwright Lance Berkman Matt Holliday and many I d like to thank Thomas NelsonBooksneeze for the opportunity to both read and review this timely selection It is a wonderful read and I would strongly suggest it for any and all What we need is get closer to God and this book just may be the catalyst to get us there Mind you this is not a book about baseball but of faith and faith building Baseball is being utilized here Intentional Walk by Rob Rains is sure to make the best seller list in any and all Christian walks and maybe just maybe it will also make in the general public as well I recommend this book for all. Imony about what it meansfor them to have God play such a prominent role in their livesPlaying forfirst year manager Mike Matheny a strong Christian as well these men talkabout their success and failure about the challenges that come from playingbaseball at the highest level and how thankful and blessed they are to havethat God given ability In the end however what is far important to themis their life long relationship they have established with Jesus Chri. .
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N t bombarded with preaching It details players thoughts as they go through the season and the adversary faced during their careers It provides good insight into the players we as fans see on the field but now little ofFor example I didn t now Matt Holliday had the faith he did I was always mad at him for striking out with the bases loaded or flying out to end a rally Coach Mike Matheny comes across well His patience is shown in the book The downside Rains skirts over so vaguely about
David Freese S OffFreese s off incident in 2009 He makes two references to it but never writes what it is I had to look it up on Google to find it was a DWIThe other thing and it s not Rains fault but the spirit of baseball is shown here Despite faith and love of St Louis several of the players have since been traded including 2011 World Series hero Freese Carlos Beltran did well in St Louis but he s gone Skip Shumaker who developed a fund for a friend s daughter who had a rare disease ended up in California They loved playing in St Louis and with each other but that bonding is now shattered Had nothing to do with the book or faith and I understand the concept of baseball as a business but still I was disappointed in that aspectOverall this is a good book for both hardcore baseball fans as myself and those seeking info into the players faith and
inspiration This book provided an interesting look into what eeps some of the members of the St Louis CardinalsThis book provided an interesting look into what eeps some of the members of the St Louis Cardinals team focused and grounded Many of the players on the team are Christians and therefore help to lead the team in nowing what is truly important in life playing your best and performing both baseball and life with classI enjoyed learning some about the players and their personal lives I have a new appreciation for how great of a team we have in St Louis not only because we ve got good men on our team but because they have developed a specific culture in their clubhouse that exudes good sportsmanship on the field and good relationships off the field This book covers the first year 2012 that Mike Matheny became the manager of the Saint Louis Cardinals baseball team More specifically it is the story of the Christian players on the teamEighteen men gave testimonies of their Christian faith in this book These stories cover the gamut of age and the amount of time they have had a relationship with Jesus Some are young some are older some have been Christians for many years and some have been Christians for a short time Seventeen of the eighteen men are or have been baseball players The one exception is Rip Rowan who is the Cardinals euipment managerThe overriding theme that all the men wanted to stress is that God doesn t play favorites with baseball teams Just because a team has a little or a lot of players who are Christians on it that won t influence who will win Hard work weather the environment and the emotional state of the players are some of things that contribute to the game s outcome Being a Christian gives the players a richer life and peace but it isn t an automatic ticket to winning a baseball game They believe their baseball career doesn t get special favor because they
a ChristianEach of the blend the story of their baseball career with their story of faith A lot of the men talk about a Bible verse that is a favorite or has meant a lot to them They also talk about what it is like to be a Christian as well as a Cardinal ba. Ook at the men inside the Cardinal uniforms andexamine how their strong Christian faith is one of the driving forces behindtheir success Intentional Walk features the stories of AdamWainwright David Freese Lance Berkman Matt Holliday Carlos Beltran JasonMotte and other members of the 2012 Cardinals written as those players and therest of the team tried to repeat the 2011 world championship The book talksabout how they became Christians and offers their test. .Are A ChristianEach Of The
Not a bad book It does talk about the role that God plays in the
lives of many of the players But it was just a little light on theof many of the players But it was just a little light on the about their journeys of faith But it is a great book in that it really explains one of the major factors that makes the Cards successful and it also talks at length about how faith has gotten these players through some low points in their careers and personal lives I just wish it had been a little detailed about how they came to now God in the first place This is a great book for any sports fan who is a Christian I liked the viewpoint of the book I found it interesting to read about the Cardinals baseball team and their winning history Seeing this history from a Christian point of view was entertaining as well as uplifting I gave this book 55 stars I would recommend this book to any fans of baseball or sports I would also recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading stories of the different ways the Lord blesses people who do their best to live for himI would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read This book is only really good for the collector It borderline presents the idea that if your life is going downhill then turn your life over to God and everything will be better I enjoyed this book ONLY to get a glimpse into the faith that drives my favorite baseball team but the theological nuances are watered down and presentably half truths It s a feel good book for the casual Christian Whether or not you like baseball or root for the Cardinals this is an excellent readPlayers discuss how their faith and trust in God and their relationship with Jesus has helped them deal with prosperity and adversity given them perspective and put them in a position to be difference makers There are great insights into leadership on and off the field Here is an excerpt from my review The Cardinals organization is one where you don t have to hide your faith There are weekly Bible studies both during spring training and the regular season and even the guys from the minor leagues wives and children are invited to attend The players hang out when they re not playing baseball Overall everybody just seems really nice and really groundedYou can read my full review here Not so much a book about baseball but about baseball players and how their faith impacts their lives both on and off the field Several themes through the book God has a plan that may not match our plan God is not selecting the winners bc he s interested in the relationship baseball is a game based on errors fail most "Of The Time You Have "the time You have understand that not every day is going to be a good day a believer has to be excellent in everything he does do his best because he s working as unto the Lord Manager Matheny s oute near the end of the book sums it up well I believe in every aspect of my life that I am called to excellence I believe through my faith that I am called to high expectations This portrays a baseball team in a totally different light that fans of baseball nonfiction are used to The St Louis Cardinals 2012 team was not a drinking carousing cursing team that seems to be the norm lately If you want that read Jeff Pearlman s The Bad Guys Won the chronicling of the 1986 NY MetsInstead Bob Rains book shows the bonding of the team through the player s faith It s not a religious book the reader is. An inside look at the faith that guides the all starsThe StLouis Cardinals have long been one of the most successful franchises in themajor leagues They have won 11 World Series titles and some of the most famousplayers in the history of the game have worn the storied “Birds on the Bat”uniformWhile thaton field success has been well documented IntentionalWalk is the first book which goes beyond the story of what happens on thefield to take an in depth