God and Starbucks

An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery
Product Number: EB00687558
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062496836
Publisher: Amistad
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Description

An astonishing memoir of redemption-the moving story of a former top NBA player who miraculously rebounded from a monumental fall thanks to hard work and his deep, transformative faith. Sixteen years ago, Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. While he excelled on the court, Vin harbored a dark secret: a dependency on drugs and alcohol that began after the clean-cut preacher's son turned pro. Eventually becoming a full-blown yet functional alcoholic, Vin convinced himself he played better under the influence-until his addiction cost him his basketball career, his fortune, and his health. But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is a joyous tale of salvation. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and embrace life in a rich and fulfilling new way. Today the manager of a Starbucks and a youth minister, Vin has found more security and happiness in his ordinary working life than in all his years in the glamorous world of professional basketball. God and Starbucks is a wise and unflinching look at the real dangers of addiction and the importance of taking charge of your life with meaning and purpose. It's a powerful memoir about reaching the top and beginning again from the bottom-an inspiring personal tale of humility and grace that reminds us what is truly important in our lives.

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Author(s): Vin Baker, Joe Layden
Original Publish Date: Jul 11, 2017

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CD
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Author(s): Vin Baker, Joe Layden
Narrator(s): Arnell Powell
Product Number DD31973
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538417188
eAudio
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Author(s): Vin Baker, Joe Layden
Narrator(s): Arnell Powell
Product Number Z100120827
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062681782

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