After a decade starring for the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols is already compared with names in the highest reaches of baseball's pantheon: Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron, Mays. Slugging his way toward the Hall of Fame, Pujols has raised the game's standard for greatness almost beyond any statistical measure. But the standard by which Pujols measures himself has less to do with baseball performance than with honoring God and exemplifying his faith for the millions who follow him. From his birthplace in the Dominican Republic to his high-school days in Kansas City, from a single season in the minor leagues to the World Series and nine All-Star Games, Pujols has developed his immense talents on the baseball diamond, all the while focusing his direction-and the direction of his family-with the belief that a greater purpose is behind every achievement. Authors Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth spare no tale of this growing baseball legend, all the while accentuating "the unseen hand of divine providence" that has shaped the man Albert Pujols has become. It's a story that will inspire, and a reminder of the human quality behind superhuman achievement. A story-still in the making-of allowing God's strength to guide one man's path to be the best his game has ever seen.
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"Baseball player Albert Pujols is recognizable to just about every sports fan. What many don't know about Pujols is what drives him to be the greatest person he can be. Authors Lamb and Ellsworth offer a deeper look at exactly that in this biography. Wes Bleed narrates with the sound of an interested fan just learning about Pujols. While more emotion in his voice would be an improvement, Bleed's leisurely pace allows the listener to better enjoy the many facets that comprise "The Machine." This is an excellent resource to listen to in the car. T.D. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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