Father's Day is coming up in just a couple of days. Have you nabbed a great gift for Dad yet? Something always thoughtful and appreciated is a great book and the publisher William Morrow has some fantastic offerings that would be just perfect for the Dad in your life. Here are a few sure hits....
Starting and Closing by John Smoltz
I wasn't afraid to fail. It's really as simple as that.
As a seven-year-old kid pitching a ball against a brick wall, John Smoltz
decided to be a professional baseball player when he grew up. And from that
simple decision until his last season on the mound in the major leagues, it was
his faith, work ethic, and love for the game—even more than God-given
talent—that propelled him through challenges that would have ruined other
Starting and Closing chronicles John Smoltz's final season in a major
league uniform, capping a legendary career that included fourteen years as part
of one of the most dominant starting rotations in baseball, a Cy Young Award,
and a World Series title—all while battling and overcoming "career-ending"
injuries. At age forty-one, Smoltz was making yet another unlikely comeback from
his fifth surgery. Recounting the story of a season that tested his perseverance
and deepened his faith, Smoltz flashes back to watershed moments in the
skeptic-defying journey from being one of the best starting pitchers of all
time, to closer, to starter again.
One of the most intelligent, talented, and passionate players in the game,
Smoltz delivers insights into modern major league baseball, its place in popular
culture, and the value of competition. He writes with unflinching honesty about
becoming a true Christian and finding in his beliefs the peace and strength to
stay focused—through postseason triumphs and defeats, upheavals in his personal
life, and the sting of being sent to the bullpen. What emerges is an
inspirational story of spiritual growth and family values, from a man who
believed not just in himself but in God's plan for him—and one more year.
The Key by Simon Toyne
Hunted. Hounded. Haunted.
She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key
Journalist Liv Adamsen has escaped from the highly secretive Citadel at the
heart of the ancient city of Ruin and now lies in isolation, staring at hospital
walls as blank as her memory. Despite her inability to recall her past,
something strange is stirring within her. She feels possessed by a sen-sation
she can't name and plagued by whispers only she can hear: "KuShiKaam," the key.
To others the meaning is clear. For a mercenary operating in the Syrian
Desert, a man known only as "the Ghost," Liv may hold the key to one of
history's most powerful secrets. For the brotherhood of monks in the Citadel—now
cursed by a terrible plague—her return to Turkey may be the only way to ensure
their survival. And for a powerful faction in Vatican City, her very existence
threatens the success of a desperate plan to save the church from ruin.
At the center of events that defy explanation and hunted by someone she
believes might be trying to kill her, Liv turns to the only person she can
trust—a foundation worker named Gabriel Mann. Together they must elude capture
and journey to the place where all life began. From New York to Rome to the
deserts of the Middle East, worlds collide in a race to uncover a revelation
dating from the creation of man in this electrifying follow-up to the
international bestseller Sanctus.
Don't these both sound like great reads?? They are sure to make the Dads in your life happy! Pick up both books today on Amazon....
I am so happy to tell you that the publisher, William Morrow, is giving one lucky RBM reader copies of both The Key by Simon Toyne and Starting and Closing by John Smotlz. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter....
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