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From Hugh Poland, the author of the Judson Press best seller Steal Away: Devotions for Baseball Fans, comes this highly anticipated follow up volume. In Intentional Walk, Hugh shares more inspiring stories from the clubhouse, the dugout, and the outfield. He engages the reader with stories about players including Josh Hamilton, Branch Rickey, Curt Schilling, Frank Pastore, Ted Williams, Rube Waddell, and Ty Cobb, and draws spiritual insight from these modern parables.

Each chapter begins with a Scripture, includes a sidebar quote from a baseball player or coach, and concludes with a daily application for the reader’s own “Intentional Walk.”

Editorial Reviews:

"Baseball fans will be encouraged, entertained and motivated with stories of some of the all time greats of the game. As if that wasn’t enough, Hugh uses his passion for the game and his commitment to the Lord to weave each story into a devotion that will challenge you to a deeper, more passionate relationship with Christ." —Kent Bottenfield, former Major League Baseball pitcher and Christian recording artist

"It is often baseball's complexities and the pursuit of understanding those complexities that convert the casual observer to a passionate devotee of the sport. In Intentional Walk, as in its predecessor Steal Away, author Hugh Poland reveals to us how powerful baseball's simplicities can be, especially when they are recounted by some of the game's great personalities and then juxtaposed with Scripture. Be converted to more than America's favorite pastime. Explore deeper spiritual insight through baseball in Intentional Walk."   —Rob MacPherson, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Philadelphia Phillies

“As one who enjoys baseball and loves Jesus Christ, I highly recommend Intentional Walk. The wisdom between these covers, if learned and applied, will transform your life. Your faith will be strengthened and God will be glorified!" —Frank Tanana, former Major League pitcher

"In the style of evangelist Billy Sunday, Hugh Poland has applied baseball illustrations to the devotional study of Scripture. Stories from the diamond serve to underscore the application of Bible verses to everyday life. Even those uninitiated in the nuances of America's pastime will appreciate the narratives that speak to the concerns of believers who seek to follow the Savior." —Dr. Daniel Hatfield, Vice President for Student Academic Services and Professor of New Testament, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

"Dads, boys, and baseball fans alike will find rich nuggets within Intentional Walk that will lead them toward a deeper understanding of Christianity and life." —CBA Retailers + Resources, March 2009

"A book sure to delight Christian fans of all ages and a perfect gift." — (to read the complete review, click here)

"Intentional Walk would be a great gift for any baseball fan who wants an intentional walk with God. But Poland’s volume also would be a wonderful intentional gift a for a baseball lover who needs to walk with Christ." —The Baptist Standard, May 18, 2009

"This small book will make an attractive addition to church library offerings." —Congregational Libraries Today, 2009

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