Pujols More Than The Game by Scott Lamb & Tim Ellsworth
Book is about Albert Pujols, a Cardinals baseball player who is one of the best hitters in history. Title of the book gives the reader an indication that Pujols life, and the book are not only about baseball. In fact, Pujols is a Christian and philanthropist. I read this book because I wanted to read a story of a famous sports person who is in the news for a reason other than poor decisions.
I am not a sports fan, so when family and friends saw what book I was reading, they were all surprised. However, when I gave a brief description of the book, and the parts of the book that I was interested in, then they understood. I received this book from a Christian publishing house for free in exchange for an honest review. I stay away from books, articles and reports on sports stars, so I thought that this book gave me a perfect opportunity to read a book about a Christian athlete. In all honesty, I’ve heard of athletes who proclaim their love and praise of God, yet their actions do not indicate a strong relationship with God. This book depicts an athlete with a true love of Christ, and a true commitment to following Christ.
The book is definitely geared to sports fans who appreciate the numerous statistics, season history, and team lineups. Pujols entire history is given in regards to where he lived, with whom, and how he ended up playing for the Cardinals. I truly appreciated the numerous examples of Pujolses lives which shows that they do walk the walk; they don’t simply talk about being Christian, they don’t simply praise God for Pujols insane batting ability. Both Albert & his wife Dee Dee have lives where Christ is first and foremost.
I am very glad I read this book because it reminded me of the fact that Christians come in all forms, all careers, all cultures. Pujols life gives me hope for more athletes to live a Christian life. And most importantly, the book opened my horizons to looking at sports and athletes in a new light.
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