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Monday, April 27, 2009
Last Wednesday, ESPN aired the first in their new "Homecoming" series, beginning with baseball player Josh Hamilton. For those who don't know, he is quite possibly the next great power hitter in professional baseball, and was the top All-Star vote getter in his first full season last year and astounded everyone by his incredible performance in the Home Run Derby (28 homers in one round!). What's really amazing though is his story. He threw it all away over a drug addiction... until he humbled himself and gave his life to Christ. The ESPN hour-long show is very worth watching (it re-airs on ESPN Classic both May 1st and May 3rd, I believe). His testimony is refreshing. Here's a glimpse of it:


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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