Item description for Comeback by Dave Dravecky, Tim Stafford & Charles R. Swindoll...
Overview The inspiring and first book of San Francisco Giants' baseball pitcher Dravecky who has repeatedly overcome tragedy. Dravecky has met heartbreak at every turn with determination and faith, becoming a rallying symbol for cancer patients as well as for young and old alike. Foreword by Chuck Swindoll.
Publishers Description The moment was electric and unforgettable. Less than one year after cancer surgery on Dave Dravecky's pitching arm, the San Francisco Giants pitcher came back to take the mound once again. And won. Five days later, he won again . . . but tragically broke his arm. Then he broke his arm again during an on-field celebration after the Giant's won the National League Championship. In Comeback, Dravecky recounts his exciting career, from the minors to winter ball, to the majors and the earthquake-halted 1989 World Series. Dravecky has met heartbreak at every turn with determination and faith. A rallying symbol for cancer patients and anyone facing hardship, Dravecky talks about the faith that has helped him through the ordeals that ended his career and threatened his life. Millions of TV fans witnessed Dave Dravecky's unforgettable comeback. Millions more will embrace his monumental story.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Oct 6, 1992
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 031052881X ISBN13 9780310528814
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Dravecky, Tim Stafford & Charles R. Swindoll
Former baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Dravecky lost his pitching arm to cancer. Through his experience, he addresses loss and suffering, faith, encouragement and hope as a nationwide motivational speaker.
Dave and his wife Jan are the founders of " Dave Dravecky's Outreach of Hope", a non-profit organization which provides hope to those whose lives have been devastated by cancer, amputation, depression or other adversity. They have a daughter, Tiffany, and a son, Jonathan.
Dave Dravecky currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.
In the face of adversity, faith in God will see you through. That's the moral of the story.
Dave Dravecky was a baseball player. A pitcher. That was all he ever wanted to be. And he was good at it. Good enough to pitch in the major leagues. But when a cancerous tumor was found in his pitching arm it looked like his career was over.
Or was it? The Dravecky family had faith in God. They placed their future and Dave's career in His hands. Placing faith in God is always the right thing to do and Dravecky's story is a testimony to that fact. Against all odds, against all expectations, Dave Dravecky overcame the loss of his deltoid muscle and worked his way through the minor leagues back up to the major leagues.
Comeback is a story of triumph over impossible odds. Ronald Reagan said of Dravecky, "The remarkable faith and courage he has shown is an inspiration to us all." So it is. Judging by the cover and the man who wrote it you may think this is a book about baseball. It's not. Comeback is a story about a man and his faith in God. Comeback is a story about God's work in one man's life.
Dave Dravecky's story is deeply inspirational and his book should be found on every Christian bookshelf.
An Inspiring Story of the Comeback and Never Giving Up May 3, 2004
I've always been a big Dave Dravecky Fan, and I knew his story from what I read in the news and saw during the events of this time period. Reading about his life, his thoughts and insights on the world around him was inspirational. He loved baseball so much, that he did whatever it took to be the best. Dravecky was a man of great faith-he makes many references to thanking Jesus Christ for the opportunities and never blamed Him for the obstacles. His never say die attitude is one I wish more athletes and general public would adapt as their own.
This book follows a timeline from his childhood and minor league struggles (briefly) to his major league success and then his battle with cancer in his deltoid muscle, and finally, his return to baseball. It is a very quick read and one of the better athlete autobiographies I have read.
FANTASTIC Sep 26, 1999
A must read for every athlete - both Christian and non-Christian. Dave is an inspriation. I have read the book six times over the years and have never found a book by an athlete better. To top it off, Dave is as nice of a guy in person as he is in his book.
Most inspirational Mar 22, 1999
A very uplifting book about Mr Dravecky's battle with cancer. More than just an athlete centered book, this details his struggles and triumphs with this very debilitating disease.
Both interesting and inspirational May 22, 1998
Dave Dravecky wrote an inspiring book after his first bout with cancer and amazing comeback to professional baseball. The writing is better than in most athlete-authored books. Most sports fans know that the cancer returned, and Dave lost an arm to it. The follow-up story is revealed in subsequent books authored by Dave Dravecky and his wife Jan Dravecky. I think readers will be uplifted by any of these books.