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Pujols: More Than the Game

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After a decade starring for the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols is already compared with names in the highest reaches of baseball's pantheon: Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron, Mays. Slugging his way toward the Hall of Fame, Pujols has raised the game's standard for greatness beyond any statistical measure. But the standard by which Pujols measures himself has less to do with basebal

Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published (first published February 20th 2011)
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Zachary Christensen
Albert Pujols: More than the Game is written by Stott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth. The author's purpose for this book is to tell about the life of Albert Pujols and how Albert accepted Christ as his Savior. His point of view was receiving information from Albert, himself and what reporters and other analysts think of him and how Albert puts the Bible before anything else.
The theme of Albert Pujols: More than the game was all about baseball and Christ. The topic was to encourage readers, like me, to
Corbin Tullis
Mar 02, 2014 Corbin Tullis is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I think the purpose for Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth writing this book is to help us to understand how a simple person who has a special gift gets a chance to play an amazing sport but never loses sight of his faith in Jesus Christ. After playing for only ten years Albert Pujols has already been compared to some of the greatest ball players of all times. But with all of this success, Albert continues to put his faith in Jesus Christ first, family second and then baseball.

There are several themes
GREAT baseball story with so lmany statistics. But better yet is Albert's personal testimony of his faith in Jesus! Highly recommend it.
Adam K.
This book has something in it for everyone. That's not altogether a good thing. Its intentions are very good, but unfortunately there are too many intentions and they don't mesh well. I believe I understand the structure as this: every other chapter is an account of a season in Pujols' career, up through 2010. Lamb liberally doles out the stats, which should please any die-hard baseball fan with a photographic memory for stats (I personally know plenty of such types). He gives highlights from ea ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Does the name Albert Pujols mean anything to you?
In 2010 Pujols became the first player in baseball history to bat .300 with 30 home runs and 100 runs batted in for ten consecutive seasons. That is something that Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Hank Aaron did not do. In the 2010 season Pujols also hit 408 home runs. Every time he touched home plate he pointed toward heaven, giving credit to a power higher than himself.

If you aren’t a fan of baseball and statistics don’t impress you, perhaps Albe
Few areas of life evoke a more passionate response than that of sports. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that entertains and inspires fans and creates heroes out of men and women simply for their exploits on their respective fields of play. Too often these “heroes” excel in their sport but fall far short in life – Darryl Strawberry, Michael Vick, Barry Bonds, and OJ Simpson, to name a few. One superstar has escaped the pitfalls of his meteoric rise in the baseball world, and perhaps the tit ...more
Even if your baseball knowledge is limited to the update tracker at the bottom of the television screen, you'll know the name of Albert Pujols. He's the only player to hit at least 30 home runs in each of his 10 seasons. He's been awarded both the National League's MVP and ESPY (best MLB player) awards three times and, in a sport tainted by Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), he's never tested positive for banned substances. But did you also know that Pujols is a Christian? I didn't, maybe becau ...more
Daniel Butcher
Pujols: More Than the Game by Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth
Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth in Pujols: More Than the Game chronicles the life and spiritual walk of St. Louis Cardinals slugger and Major League Baseball MVP Albert Pujols. They chart his life from the poverty of the Dominican Republic, immigration to the United States and settling in the Kansas City area as a teenager and his quick impact on the game of baseball. Lamb and Ellsworth don’t just document Pujols life between the lines but
This was a very disappointing book. The writing style makes the book read more like a dry textbook than an inspirational story or a compelling biography. The book is very confusing to read as events and circumstances are presented out of chronological order. Being a baseball fan I was also disappointed by the lackluster description of the baseball events. But perhaps the most disappointing thing about the book is it feels as though it is pushing an agenda of Christianity and the Pujols Family Fo ...more
Albert Pujols caught my eye, along with attention from the rest of the world, even from his rookie season in 2001. Living in the TV market of the St. Louis Cardinals, I heard plenty about this unheralded newcomer and saw for myself that he had potential to become a force for the Redbirds.

No one knew then that within a decade he'd be heralded as the league's best player. Maybe the best to ever play the game of baseball.

But Albert's perspective on life goes far beyond the accomplishments at the ba
Emily (Heinlen) Davis
Fans of Pujols and/or baseball, as well as anyone looking for an inspirational story, will enjoy this book. Not only does this book provide historic and current baseball facts and trivia, but it also explains and illustrates how religion and baseball are important to Pujols and how he uses his faith to help and encourage others. The simple base truth of this story is that everything is guided by God's hands and those who follow in his footsteps and give back to their faith can achieve great thin ...more
Jeff Dawson
Every young athlete would benefit from this great work. Not because it shows the glory of one man's journey through life but because it shows that not matter how many accolades, awards, notoriety, or money one receives, it is the establishment of a true relationship with Jesus Christ that will propel one to the top.

The authors do a great job in detailing his humble starts in a small shack in the Dominican Republic to a very successful foundation designed not for the glory of Albert, but the glo
With the title More than the Game, I was expecting just that. I think 80% of the book was the game and stats. If you are baseball fan that loves, breathes, goes to every game and is able to keep all those stats, then you would love this book. However, I did like the book when it talked about Pujols as a team player, a christian and a husband. He leads by example and is very focused. You have other athletes such as Tiger Woods that has the same mind set when he plays, however, he has a balance th ...more
Pujols: More Than the Game is a biography about one of the best hitters in the MLB today. The book discusses the long hard fought journey pujols made to get to where he is today. Born in the Dominican Republic and then immigrating to America was his way out from there. The domicican republic is a place that always produces great baseball players just like Pujols. This book also discusses the huge religious beliefs behind the big domicican ball player. Many people might not see that side of him t ...more
Steven Shaw
Very good book about the career and character of Albert Pujols up to the 2011 season. I enjoyed reading about his exploits off the field as much as I did his stats and numbers from his exploits within the ballpark. I could tell that the authors were excited about Pujols actions on the diamond through the years, but there were a couple of times that they bounced around in time, and I had to re-read portions to make sure that I was at the right point. This wasn't excessive, and probably more of a ...more
Kristi Bell
This book is clean and has a very inspirational story about Albert Pujols and his love for Christ.
Although this book was nothing like I was expecting, I still really enjoyed it. It's main focus is on how Albert Pujols's faith has affected his career-- his drive, his goals. I really appreciate that part of Pujols's character, so I enjoyed reading about it. What I didn't like all the much was the play-by-play of every game/series of his entire career. I love baseball, but it was a bit much.
Nik Havert
This is a good biography of Albert Pujols that delves not only into his sports achievements but also his Christian beliefs and philosophy. The book drifts into hero worship a bit too much at times, and I would've liked a few more funny baseball stories. You do walk away from it more impressed with Pujols, however.
Not eloquently written but amazing behind-the-scenes look at Albert.
Fairly good. Probably could have been shortened to a long-form essay.
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