Friday, 20 September 2013

Book Review: Intentional Walk by Rob Rains

Intentional Walk is a book about the Christian testimonies of different Cardinals baseball players and staff members. Each testimony reflects how the Cardinal’s acceptance of Christ as their savior transformed their lived both on and off the baseball field.

The concept of this book is highly intriguing. I loved reading about Christian people who are not only successful but well known. I love that this book is able to speak out to non-Christian baseball fans who may be curious about the blessings that they see the players experiencing.

What a disliked about this book is the fact that it is written from a third person point of view. The stories of the powerful transformation that occurred in these Cardinals lives could better capture the wonderful power of God if the stories had been told from the players’ perspective. I feel the point of view greatly limits the inspiration that could be gained from the stories. The book, as it stands now, reads almost like a collection of high school papers about Christian ballplayers.

*I received a free copy of this book from booksneeze in return for an honest review.