The book begins by describing his talents as a baseball player at a young age. He wanted to play a couple years in the minor leagues and then play in the majors. Everything was going in the right direction until Josh started suffering from an unexplained injury. This was spiritual warfare, taking part on my body subconsciously. However there is no real sense of a time line, the book is mostly linear but it tends to repeat itself quite a bit.
After about six months, Josh was back working on his game and completely sober. His addiction was first cocaine, then crack. If you love stories that end happily and maybe with some tears, buy it. Away from baseball, and soon after that, unsupervised and away from his parents, Josh found himself hanging with the wrong crowd. He said he started to use it so much, he would snort up his sinuses some days, charred black from his addiction. He is an inspiration to everyone.
Josh Hamilton wrote this biography to tell his story for the millions of addicts in the world, showing them that there is a way out of addiction, and his way was through Christ. Everyone has changing moments in their lives and Josh's changing moment was a 2001 car accident that severely injured his back. However, not until high school, did Josh ever realize how talented he could actually be if he kept his work ethic up. He kept working hard and his talent went through to high school. The first lesson is not do drugs, especially when you are in a dark time in your life. I think he's, um, simple. One of my favorite quotes is 'I'm proof that hope is never lost'.
Here is a man devoted to family and God, who comes close to throwing all away. This resulted in Josh's parents moving back to North Carolina for medical treatments. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Josh and Tim Keown did a very good job making the story come alive. Price May 14, 2013 Beyond Belief Analysis The book I read for My book report was Beyond Belief Finding the Strength to come back by Josh Hamilton and Tim Keown. There was so much about it that was inspiring.
Josh Hamilton was allowed back into the major leagues, proving to everyone how strong he is. He finally realized that he not only had his life to think about but also his wife and two daughters. From his tattoos to his drug addiction to his reclaimed career to his two relapses, that's what Hamilton's story is. It gives me the strength to come back from struggles and work hard to see my dreams come true. Hamilton is trying to tell readers that through the support of his family and belief in God, he was able to overcome his problems. Age age 9 he joined his brothers baseball team.
I liked how he went on to achieve his dream of playing major league baseball and stopped using drugs. Josh Hamilton's career took a downward spiral. Throughout the process of abusing drugs and alcohol he hurt many people close to him and fans of his. The next months were a whirlwind for Hamilton. All people need is a little encouragement, and a reason to do things.
Jackie did not struggle with substance abuse; his demon was his controlling his temper on the baseball field from racial comments. Josh Hamilton was the next big thing in baseball. Sports fans would definitely enjoy this book. I remember being at my very first Rangers game. He wasn't even injured in it, but because his parents were, they had to return to their home in North Carolina. It is inspirational, life-affirming and, since Josh credits his finding faith in Christ for saving his life, it is also the memoir of a spiritual journey that breaks through pain and heartbreak and leads to the rebirth of his major-league career.
He was doing this for himself and god first, then for his family, and then baseball. His story is inspiring to me because I can relate to his big dream of becoming a Major League Baseball player. When his wife got a restraining order and took all the money, he was left on his own. He stayed at home with his family to recover and that is when he felt alone and started hanging out with the wrong people. I love baseball, but I have to admit that baseball autobiographies are often not the greatest, most well-written books. It was tough, but I kicked it.