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42 Faith

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Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he'd just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have...


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Publisher: Thomas Nelson Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780718095291
  • File size: 266064 KB
  • Release date: April 4, 2017
  • Duration: 09:14:17

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780718095291
  • File size: 266092 KB
  • Release date: April 4, 2017
  • Duration: 09:20:18
  • Number of parts: 8

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English

Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he'd just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have...


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Thomas Nelson
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780718095291
    File size: 266064 KB
    Release date: April 4, 2017
    Duration: 09:14:17

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780718095291
    File size: 266092 KB
    Release date: April 4, 2017
    Duration: 09:20:18
    Number of parts: 8

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English