Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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Like its author, Shattered is “fun, fast, and real” and an intriguing mix of paradoxes. Frank Pastore was a physically awkward kid who became a professional athlete. An okay student who goes on to earn two masters degrees in philosophy. A former atheist who ends up hosting the biggest Christian radio talk show in America. Shattered is part sports book, because you’ll go on road trips, enter clubhouses, and walk on the fields of professional baseball. It’s part romantic novel, because you’ll journey with two young kids who fall in love and eventually elope, evading not only her family, but the law as well—for she was only 16. It’s also a story of brokenness, betrayal, and burn-out. If you were raised in a dysfunctional family, if you’ve ever had your dreams fall apart, been betrayed by close friends, or hit the psychological “wall” in your professional career, this is your book too. But, most of all, this is an uplifting story of how an unpredictable God can surprise any of us with His goodness and love when we allow Him to make beautiful the shattered fragments of our lives.

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User Review  - IAmANobody -

If there was one word to describe this book, it would be AWESOME. If Frank Pastore was still alive I'd thank him for giving this wonderful testimony in the form of a book that I think everyone needs ... Read full review

Good gift for people who love baseball.

User Review  - CARIAD -

I only ordered the book because I wanted to give it as gifts to my son and a young man in my church. I used to listen to Frank on his radio program and liked his ideas very much. My son loves baseball and I knew would enjoy the book. I believed it would strengthen his spiritual walk. Read full review

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Ellen Vaughn is the former vice president of executive communications for Prison Fellowship, a speech writer, and fund-raising consultant. She has written or co-written more than twenty books including It's All About Him with Denise Jackson, Choosing to SEE with Mary Beth Chapman, and Mama Maggie: The Untold Story of One Woman's Mission to Love the Forgotten Children of Egypt's Garbage Slums with Martin Makary.

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