Dave Dravecky Author:Gregg Lewis Take an up close and personal look into the lives of some well-known Christians who are successful leaders in their careers. The Today's Heroes series features everyday people who overcame great adversity to become modern-day heroes. Kids ages 8 to 12 will be inspired by the compelling stories of courageous individuals who are making a real diff... more »erence.
In Today's Heroes: Dave Dravecky learns the dramatic story of an all-star major league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who courageously faced the greatest challenge of his life -- cancer! When doctors removed half of his deltoid muscle in his left arm and told him his pitching career was over, Dave found the faith and courage to prove them wrong. This is the incredible story of his comeback to the major leagues, his battle against cancer, and his struggle to maintain his faith no matter what curves were thrown his way. This is NOT just a reprint of the old edition of Today's Heroes: David Robinson. This is an entirely new, juvenile biography written by Gregg and Deborah Lewis, using many sources. The older book was part of a Zondervan series for kids published in the 1990s. Zonderkidz is updating the entire series, adding additional modern-day role models.
These inspirational stories for kids ages 8-12 introduces them to famous Christians who have shown courage, persistence, and faith in the face of adversity. All have gone on to achieve great success in their fields of endeavor.« less