Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"Intential Walk", by Rob Rains

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 more 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 Wainwright, Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday and many more.  
  I'd like to thank Thomas Nelson/Booksneeze 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.