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42 Faith Audiobook

42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story

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Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, moving forward only after a private meeting with a minister he'd just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement. From his early years before baseball to his time with Rickey and the Dodgers to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized.

This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson's already awe-inspiring legacy. Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths. Now we learn more fully than ever before there was an assist from God, too.

©2017 Ed Henry (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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    Brian Goodman Phoenix, Arizona 04-07-17
    Brian Goodman Phoenix, Arizona 04-07-17 Member Since 2015

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    "How Christian Conviction Triumphed Over Social Convention"

    Ed Henry's research, journalistic acumen and piercing analysis combine in an engaging, winsome, and at times jarring narrative that recounts the vital connection between the Christian conviction of Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson and their courageous agreement to transcend the racial discrimination of their day. This wonderful book reminds its readers of the toxicity of racism and the healing powers of forgiveness, grace and love.

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    Phillip L. 04-11-17
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    "42Faith"

    A thoroughly interesting and enjoyable examination of all too human men and women and the strength their faith played in doing the right thing, struggling to achieve a shared goal of breaking the color barrier, and staying true without becoming bitter. It reveals new insights into Robinson and Brickey. You will not want to pause in listening.

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    Evan 05-09-17
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    Ed does a great job with this book. I admire Ed as a journalist now as a writer. I grew up in the South and saw racism. Has a Christian this was an inspiration to men of faith.

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    "a wonderful book"

    I completely enjoyed this book. I learned a lot of things I had never known and was inspired by what I heard.

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    I loved this book. It had such a personal and Very warm feeling. just wonderful.

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    R. Bandyk LaGrange Park, Illinois USA 05-02-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Must Read for baseball & non baseball fans"

    As a 51-year-old lifelong baseball fan I know about Jackie Robinson and general information about his struggles but this book was in enlightening allowing me to really understand the man right and what he went through as well as the strength and leadership Branch Rickey showed in signing him.

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    the story of 42 is one of the greatest in not only sport history but also American history. this book fills in the answers to why and how both Jackie and Branch survived through faith. Bravo.

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    Peter G. Robinson Vero Beach, FL United States 04-12-17
    Peter G. Robinson Vero Beach, FL United States 04-12-17 Member Since 2005

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    "A Wonderful Book"

    This is a book that you will not want to take a break from. The author reads the book and does a terrific job. I live in Vero Beach Fl where Jackie Robinson Way can be found at Historic Dodgertown. I will be watching the Jackie Robinson Memorial Game with a new outlook this Saturday after listening to this great book.

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