Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Puljols: More Than the Game - Book Reivew

Since he is one of my favorite players, I found myself extremely happy to read Pujols: More Than the Game by authors Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth. Anyone having the opportunity to see Albert Pujols play will be amazed by the sheer athleticism on display. To find out there is a deeper, spiritual side to this man proves to be inspirational.
Raised in the Dominican Republic, son of a famous baseball pitcher, Albert desired to be like his father and play baseball. He emerged as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport; however, that is not the real story. Albert Pujols and his family live to glorify Christ. According to Pujols, baseball is his platform for sharing the Gospel.

A significant part of the biography occurs when the authors address the question, “what does it mean to be a hero to your own family?”
According to Pujol’s wife Dee Dee, “being a hero means fidelity, honesty, abiding love, and friendship. To his children, being a hero means time, talk and taking interest.”

The authors take the reader from Pujol’s humble beginnings in the Dominican Republic to his first ten years as a major league player. The journey is interspersed with stories from the game itself creating more than enough interest for the sports fan; however, the real story is the Pujol’s family and their devotion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a baseball fan I found the book delightful, as a Christian, I found the book inspirational.

I received this book free from the publisher through BookSneeze, and am not required to post a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this! My son is the biggest baseball fan ever and not a day goes by I don't here my kids mention his name. Nash is a great reader too, so I'll definately pick this up. I hope it's available as an eReader.