[Ebook] Intentional Walk By Rob Rains – Thomashillier.co.uk

Intentional Walk An Inside Look At The Faith That Guides The All Stars.The St.Louis 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 Uniform.While 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 Look 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 Testimony About What It Meansfor Them To Have God Play Such A Prominent Role In Their Lives.Playing 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 Christ.


10 thoughts on “Intentional Walk

  1. says:

    Whether or not you like baseball or root for the Cardinals, this is an excellent read.Players 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 Ther...


  2. says:

    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 and Chapel for the St Louis Cardinals are normal functions of the team, not just a once and a while occurance 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 quite 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 Wainwrigh...


  3. says:

    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 Mets.Instead, Bob Rains book shows the bonding of the team through the player s faith It s not a religious book the reader isn 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 know little of.For example, I didn t know 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 off field 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 DWI.The 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 ...


  4. says:

    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 b...


  5. says:

    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 team.Eighteen 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 equipment manager.The 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 are a Christian.Each of the men 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 baseball...


  6. says:

    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 b c he s interested in the relationship baseball is a game based on errors, fail most of the time You have to understand that not every day is going to be a good day a believer has to be...


  7. says:

    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 5 5 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 ...


  8. says:

    This book provided an interesting look into what keeps some of the members of the St Louis Cardinals baseball team focused and grounded Many of the players on the team are Christians and therefore help to lead the team in knowing what is truly important in life, playing your best, and performing both baseball and life with class.I 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...


  9. says:

    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, a...


  10. says:

    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 the background 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 ...