Book Review: Intentional Walk


Intentional Walk by Rob Rains

Intentional Walk
An Inside Look at the Faith the Drives the St. Louis Cardinals
by Rob Rains

Baseball is for a season, Faith is for a Lifetime

While the success of the St. Louis Cardinals - including eleven World Series titles - has been well documented, intentional walk is the first book to take an in-depth look at the role of the Christian faith plays in the lives of the organization's players, management and support staff. Follow the Cardinals' 2012 quest to repeat their 2011 world championship, and discover how players find comfort in God's presence as they face highs and lows on and off the field. From record-breaking seasons to career-threating injuries, philanthropic opportunities to personal tragedies, you'll experience the team's triumphs and failures, hearing in their own words how their walks with God influence their outlooks on life.

Featuring testimonies from

  • Manager Mike Matheny
  • Third Baseman David Freese
  • Pitchers Adam Wainwright, Jason Motte and Trevor Rosenthal
  • First Baseman Lance Berkman
  • Outfielders Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran
  • Prospects James Ramsey and Kolten Wong
  • Equipment manager Rip Rowan
  • Broadcaster Rick Horton
  • and others
Rob Rains is the author of thirty one books, mostly on baseball and many about the St. Louis Cardinals. His list of biographies or autobiographies of Cardinals includes books on Tony La Russa, Albert Pujols, Mark McGwire and the Baseball Hall of Fame and lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. He also is the cohost of a daily radio talk show in St. Louis and an adjunct professor at Webster University.
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