recommended by Bryan
There are many good books about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major league baseball. This new book focuses on how Robinson’s faith provided the strength to deal with the difficulties he faced in breaking this barrier. The faiths of two people in Robinson’s life greatly impacted Robinson: his mother and Branch Rickey, the General Manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Much of the text focuses on the role that faith played in the lives of Robinson and Rickey. Rickey is remembered as a brash, outspoken character, but he often turned to God for strength and direction in times of uncertainty. This book contains new research into this aspect of Rickey’s life as he struggled with the idea of integrating baseball. There is also good baseball history included.