Intentional Walk features the faith-inspired stories of Adam Wainwright, David Freese, Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, Jason Motte and other members of the 2012 Cardinals, the reigning World Series champions at the time. Author Rob Rains discusses 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.
The St. Louis Cardinals have long been one of the most successful franchises in the major leagues. They have won 11 World Series titles and some of the most famous players in the history of the game have worn the storied 'Birds on the Bat' uniform.
While that on-field success has been well documented, Intentional Walk is the first book which goes beyond the story of what happens on the field to take an in-depth look at the men inside the Cardinal uniforms, and examine how their strong Christian faith is one of the driving forces behind their success.
Playing for first-year manager Mike Matheny, a strong Christian as well, Intentional Walk allows the players to 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.