Authors Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth spare no tale of this growing baseball legend, all the while accentuating "the unseen hand of divine providence" that has shaped the man Albert Pujols has become.
From the foreword by Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated: How does Pujols find ways to keep getting better? Some of the secrets are in this fine book by Lamb and Ellsworth.
Mike Huckabee, 44th Governor of Arkansas: One thing about Pujols--he matches in his personal life the excellence that he demonstrates on the diamond. You will love this book and will love Pujols if you don't already. You may never love the Cards like I do, but there's hope for you!
Tommy Herr, St. Louis Cardinals' 2nd baseman, 1979-1988: As a part of the great tradition of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, it is very gratifying to me to see a man of Albert's character enjoy the success that he has achieved. His dedication to his craft and to God makes him the ultimate Hall of Famer.
Derrick Goold, baseball writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lamb and Ellsworth peek behind the box scores, scrape beneath the statistics, and illuminate not just what drives Pujols in the batter's box, but what inspires him beyond it.
Frank Pastore, former pitcher for Reds and Twins: Ellsworth and Lamb do a great job exposing the wonderful man beneath the uniform. Even if you're not a baseball fan, you can't help but fall in love with this quality guy.
Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, World: ...lucidly describes both the season-by-season baseball exploits of Pujols and the impact he's having on some lives for eternity.
FLAME, hip-hop artist: You will walk away from this book encouraged in your faith as you read of Pujols' steadfast commitment to God in the midst of obstacles.
Les Steckel, veteran NFL coach and Pres./CEO, Fellowship of Christian Athletes: ... delivers a home run in this fascinating and well-documented story of a young boy who began playing baseball using milk cartons for baseball gloves and now uses his platform as baseball's greatest player to proclaim the joy and strength he receives in walking with the Lord.
About the Author
Scott Lamb is director of research for the President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A native of St. Louis, Scott has pastored churches in Alabama, Missouri, and Kentucky. He is a contributor to WORLD Magazine’s website and the “Civil Religion” forum of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He and his wife, Pearl, have five children and are members of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Tim Ellsworth is director of news and media relations at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and author of God in the Whirlwind: Stories of Grace from the Tornado at Union University. He is also a frequent contributor to Baptist Press. He has previously worked as an editor, reporter, and high school social studies teacher. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children and are actively involved at Cornerstone Community Church.
This observation about the St. Louis Cardinals slugging first baseman Albert Pujols by Yahoo.com sports columnist Jeff Passan seems to capture the essence of the man. Many consider Pujols to be the finest baseball player of his generation. But the way Albert Pujols sees it "Baseball is simply my platform to elevate Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior." In "Pujols: More Than The Game" authors Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth present us with an intimate look at the life of one of the … more