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Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed Paperback – May 1, 2010
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He starts with his childhood and details the difficult relationship he had with both his parents. Baseball became his escape and the way he dealt with his mixed up childhood. Pastore mentions the meeting of his future wife and the tales of how they finally married made me laugh out loud. While they married young, it is obvious Pastore loves his wife and she has been supportive through all the changes in his life.
What impressed me the most about his book was the open, honest communication about his salvation experience and the trials and tribulations that often accompany Christianity. Pastore lays bare his thoughts about how even Christian leaders can fail us at times. I appreciated that he didn't deny the ups and downs of his life. Many Christian books make everything sound wonderful. Pastore didn't do that and I appreciate that.
I do have one quibble about this book. There were many times where stories in the chapters didn't seem to "fit." All of a sudden, there was a random story dropped in. It made me wonder what the editor was thinking. All in all, it isn't the best book I've ever read or even the best book I've read this year but it was better than I expected.
Tyndale House provided a free copy of this book in return for my honest, open review of this book.
The authors story of discovering REAL Christianity through the love and patience of his fellow players, C.S. Lewis, Josh McDowell, and of course, the REAL Jesus, as opposed to the characature of him presented by his mother and others, was excellent.
This is one book I may actually read again.
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BEST. BOOK. EVER! It's hilarious and a joy to read. I absolutely LOVED IT.Published 7 days ago by Julie Arellanes
Couldn't put this book down. Truth is certainly more awesome than fiction. This man's life is a strong testimony of God's grace and love partnered with a man who learned what it... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deanna E. Macdougall
Frank was a dear friend during his Cincinnati days. My heart still aches from his loss at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family. Read morePublished 21 months ago by James Ciuccio
The now late, Frank Pastore wrote and reads this book of his life from dorky kid to baseball pitcher to great romantic love to shattered dreams to finding out the real truth and... Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Deets
The book was a great look at this mans life and how things can work better after you surrender to a higher power.Published on April 14, 2013 by david hitchcock