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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pujols: More Than A Game by Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth

This book is a biography about baseball player, Albert Pujols. The books consists of an overview of Pujols's life story; baseball stats Pujols's charity activities and Pujols's faith in Jesus. The book is well researched citing many quotes.

The book describes Pujols success as a baseball player and his spiritual life, but it is lacking. I was under the impression that the book discussed Pujols's hardships and how his faith in God pulled him through. Disappointingly, the book simply discusses when Pujols became a Christian and cites quotes by Pujols that describe his deep faith and commitment to Jesus. The book references that Pujols had become upset with reporters because they would cut him off when he tried to talk about his faith in Jesus. This book would have been great opportunity for Pujols to express his belief and commitment to Jesus, but Pujols was not interviewed. The authors simply used quotes by Pujols and bits of interviews with those who know him to describe Pujols's faith.

The book is dry reading. Moreover, it reads like a college term paper. I was very disappointed. I would only recommend the book to die hard Pujols fans. The book would have been so much better if Pujols was interviewed or even particpated in the writing of his biography.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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