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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 Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see.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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    Kari 08-11-17
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    "Great insights to #42"

    What Jackie Robinson did it's his life is an important history lesson. He blazed a trail and used his faith, family and close friends as his machete. Even if you are not familiar with baseball there is much to learn from this mans life! Thank you Branch & Jackie for your mission with God!

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    Toni P 07-13-17
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    "42 Faith: The rest of the Jackie Robinson Story"

    Love it. Not a baseball fan, but I am a history fun.
    Narration was great as well.

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    Tom 07-11-17
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    "No Such Thing as Coincidence"
    What did you love best about 42 Faith?

    Working of God in the lives of these two families.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 42 Faith?

    Prayerful struggle of Branch Rickey


    Have you listened to any of Ed Henry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love his performances, but this one seemed to have more passion in his voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Faith over Coincidence - every time!


    Any additional comments?

    Very enlightening as to the deep struggle and conflict both men and their families endured and the faith that brought them through it all.

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    BigDaddy61 06-11-17
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    "fresh info"

    enjoyed every minute. so much information I have seen before. great book. well balanced perspective.

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    Cross Driven Radio 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best"

    Whether you are interested in baseball, civil rights, or the faith of Jackie Robinson there is plenty of that in this book. It also is a great love story of Jackie and Rachel. This is bound to be one of the new classics.

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    Evan 05-09-17
    Evan 05-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Evans review"

    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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    KMcD 05-06-17
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    "Great Job Writing"

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

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