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Field of Hope: An Inspiring Autobiography of a Lifetime of Overcoming Odds
Field of Hope An Inspiring Autobiography of a Lifetime of Overcoming Odds Author:Brett Butler, Jerry B. Jenkins Brett Butler, the Los Angeles Dodger who defied all odds to become a big leaguer, has had his share of battles. All his life he's battled the "bigger guys" to play. He battled the "big guys" during the baseball strike and the "other guys" for his outspoken faith. He's also battled a serious eye injury, life-threatening throat cancer, and more re... more »cently a broken hand. Yet Butler has a lot going for him, too. In this straightforward and candid autobiography, he credits his wife, family, friends, and more importantly, God, with the success he has experienced and the amazing comebacks he has enjoyed.« less
Very inspiring story about the power of perseverance, trusting in God, and believing in yourself even in the face of doubt or outright detractors. Interestingly, Brett Butler was one of my favorite players when I was growing up as a Cleveland Indians fan in the 1980s. I'm glad he wrote this book, because now beyond just being a good player, his story is inspiring to me.
The way I discovered this book is worth telling as well. I was in Dollar Tree with my son who was buying World Cup Soccer Player trading cards. On the shelf near them were very old Fleer baseball card packets that you can see what cards are inside and I was looking through them. Right on top of the pile was a pack that had several Cleveland Indians players from the 1980s that I remembered including Brett Butler. The memories flooded back, I bought the cards, went home and looked him up on google and found that he wrote this book. I'm glad that God lead me to this story!