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Title:
Sermon on the mound : finding God at the heart of the game
Author:
O'Connor, Michael, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
180 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764223952
Format :
Book

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Central Library BV4501.2 .O3235 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Using a blend of wry humor and baseball anecdotes, the author explains how he discovered multiple parallels between baseball and God's work, and how he came to know Christ as a result of Bill Buckner's famous error in the 1986 World Series.


Author Notes

Michael O'Connor was eight years old when he attended his first Major League baseball game, but he had already developed a respect for the sport that bordered on the sacred. He and his wife now head a national touring music ministry called Improbable People. They live in California with their two daughters.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Fans of more sedate sports, such as America's favorite pastime, will enjoy Michael O'Connor's Sermon on the Mound: Finding God at the Heart of the Game. O'Connor, a diehard baseball fan who converted to Christianity when the Boston Red Sox failed to win game six of the 1986 World Series (long story), doesn't write like the rookie author that he is. He is, as they say in baseball, a natural. ( Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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