Monday, August 23, 2010

Shattered by Frank Pastore audio Book

Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed Shattered by Frank Pastore audio book

From Oasis Audio Wedsite!!
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore stepped onto the mound in Dodger Stadium to throw another fastball—something he’d done thousands of times since childhood. But this time was different. The batter connected and the ball came rocketing back to the mound, shattering not only Frank’s pitching elbow—but also his dream of getting “rich and famous” through Major League Baseball.™ As he walked to the training room, Frank found himself asking a God he didn’t believe in, “Why is this happening to me?” There was no answer—at least not then. It was this injury that sent Frank, a lifelong atheist, on a journey that would change not only his mind but also his whole life—as a husband, father, friend, and troubled son. We all know the pain of shattered dreams. We’ve all wondered how to pick up the broken pieces after a crisis. We’ve all wondered, “Where is God?” when life hurts so bad. This is a story of how the fragments of broken dreams can be reassembled into even bigger and better things. A story of how, when life’s disasters and difficulties knock us down, they don’t have to destroy us. This is a story that shows how all of us can come to know we’re in God’s good hands. Even when we’re shattered.

I received this from Oasis Audio for review.  I was a little reluctant to read it as I really am not into Athletes telling us how they made it.  I was pleasantly surprised by this book.  The author kept the book entertaining even when he was talking about his childhood (really not a great one), talked about his career in baseball and his ministry after his baseball career ended.  I found the most entertaining story he related was his story about how he and his wife ran away to elope.  It was really funny (probably not to them at the time).  He shares his disappointments in both baseball and in his ministry when people that should have known better did things they shouldn't have.  I think think that the author did an excellent job of reading the book and it lent a bit of authenticity to the book.  I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
I was not required to write a positive review.

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