BOOKSIGNING:  Sat. May 25, 2013 1 p.m. at the Book House

9719 Manchester Rd St Louis, Missouri 63119 (314) 968-4491

The Post-Dispatch has given Rob Rains' new book, Intentional Walk, published by Thomas Nelson, a good review.

"Intentional Walk"features the stories of Adam Wainwright, David Freese, Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, Jason Motte and other members of the 2012 Cardinals. The book talks about how they became Christians and offers their testimony about what it means for them to have God play such a prominent role in their lives.

Playing for first-year manager Mike Matheny, a strong Christian as well, these players talk about their success and failure, about the challenges that come from playing baseball at the highest level, and how thankful and blessed they are to have that God-given ability. In the end, however, what is far more important to them is their life-long relationship they have established with Jesus Christ.

Sam's Clubs stores in the Greater St. Louis Area will be carrying the book as well as bookstores and all the on-line book venues such as Amazon.com and  Barnes & Noble. Along with the May 9th booksigning at the Fenton Barnes & Noble, Rains will be doing signings at the various Sam's Clubs with the dates to be announced soon.

Rains spent last season and some of the off-season talking to players and others around the team about how their faith drives them and the revealing interviews make up the central theme of the book.

For more information on "Intentional Walk" click here.

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OTHER REVIEWS:

The Catholic Review:  [..."...Rains' book is written in an easy-to-read style, with 18 chapters about individual players, their manager and one Cardinals' staffer. Manager Mike Matheny's attitude is a special focus, as he talks about how his faith has been shaped and how he looks at the various things that have happened in his life the last few years.

Southeast Missourian [..."For baseball fans -- especially those who follow the Cardinals -- this is a fascinating read. Fans will recount much of the baseball storyline, but there are details included that readers will enjoy..."]