Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Book Review: Pujols: More Than the Game
My husband, Damon, has always loved a good sports book to read, so I recently signed him up to receive and review Pujols: More Than the Game from Thomas Nelson Publishing. We have always liked the Cardinals (if they weren't playing the Braves) and have appreciated Albert Pujols for the way he has always conducted himself on and off the field. So, Damon was excited to get this book to read. He was very impressed with Pujols on a whole different level after reading this book. Pujols speaks very openly about his faith in God and how he tries very hard to ACT upon that faith. Brought to God by his wife, he is now an active participant in medical mission trips back to his homeland of the Dominican Republic. On this trips he gets right in there to do the work for the people. He is very generous with his time as well as his money - buying supplies from the people in the Dominican such as beds and other supplies that he passes out to poorer parts of this area. He is also very active in the work around St. Louis helping special needs children - as he has one of his own. Pujols is living the line - "Don't just talk the talk - walk the walk." In a world where we here mainly the bad of what is happening in sports and with other high profiled people. This is a breath of fresh air. Any one who is a sports fan - whether a Cardinals fan or not - will appreciate this book and the man it is about! Thank you, Thomas Nelson, for this complimentary copy!!!