Free Byrd: The Power of a Liberated Life
Cleveland Indians pitcher paul Byrd gives an honest account of how he has kept his faith in God despite all the trials and temptations associated with the Major league Baseball lifestyle.
Paul Byrd has experienced many struggles, victories, and life lessons both on the diamond and off. Throughout his life, the one thing that has kept him focused on walking clean is the glimpses he has received of God's goodness. He addresses the issues he has faced -- such as the temptation to cheat while pitching, the unhealthy desire to cheer against fellow teammates so he could benefit from their failure, and his personal battle with pornography.
Byrd gives readers Major League insight into the lifestyle of top-tier baseball players while showing how, even through a struggle, he was able to pick himself up and continue to believe and trust in a God who deeply loves us all. Paul's focus remains on the people we relate to every day and the significant conversations and interactions we can have with those we love, learning to build them up rather than tear them down.
In Free Byrd, readers see how Paul's life was changed through the lessons he was taught, and how he discovered a freedom he never imagined through a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. And, most importantly, he invites everyone to experience the same transformation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JenniferRobb - LibraryThing
A friend recommended this book after having read it, though I got the copy I read from my local library. Despite the author having pitched for the local Major League Baseball team, I don't recall his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SerpensLiber - LibraryThing
“"This is not a book about baseball. It's not really about Paul's life either." These are the words of John Smoltz in the introduction to this book. This book is a memoir of one man's continuing ... Read full review
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