Beyond Belief

  • by Josh Hamilton, Tim Keown (Contributor)
  • Narrated by Ethan Sawyer
  • 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character" superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a four-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball.
Beyond Belief details the events that led up to the derailment. Josh explains how a young man destined for fame and wealth could allow his life to be taken over by drugs and alcohol. But it is also the memoir of a spiritual journey that breaks through pain and heartbreak and leads to the spectacular rebirth of his major-league career.
Josh Hamilton makes no excuses and places no blame on anyone other than himself. He takes responsibility for his poor decisions and believes his story can help millions who battle the same demons. "I have been given a platform to tell my story," he says. "I pray every night I am a good messenger."

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Heart Warming & Hopeful

I struggle daily with addiction. I'm constantly asking why and how did I go from others somehow perceiving me as the kindest, prettiest, most caring, hard working and loving woman that I was.. to the thieving, liar I have become. I believe Jesus Christ, God's only begotten son, was sent to live and die for our sins; yet, somehow I am unable to fully ask for his help... because of the shame and guilt that consumes me. I do not believe I deserve the forgiveness for my sins, even though I know better.. I was considered the all American girl.. but I just do not have the hope and faith I should to get better due to the pain and disappointment I've cause to every single person in my life. I do know now, I'm not alone and that it is possible to find that old person inside I once was.. So thank you :)
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- Christy Parker

Josh Hamilton, humble, skill, talent, MVP

A story of talent, natural gift for baseball, humility, a signing to a minor league, wrong influences, a downward spiral, drugs. Then his grandma's influence, coming clean, faith, God, to a pro baseball athlete for Texas rangers, all within four years, at 24. Josh is a real human witness to the Christian walk, with a wife and family currently. He choose a more difficult route to succeed and overcome all the odds, be content with this gift of baseball, and witness in Jesus name ultimately. What a come back, what a testimony, what an example for all of us to follow in our daily lives. #pursueyourdream #JoshHamilton
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- Tricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio