Josh Hamilton, Texas Ranger, Saved by Grace

Josh Hamilton, center fielder for the Texas Rangers is now battling the St. Louis Cardinals for the World Series crown.  But not long ago, he was battling Satan for his never dying soul.

Alcohol and drugs became a noose around his neck, and the lights were going out for Josh.  But the Lord Jesus visited and saved.

Nolan Ryan, president of the Rangers: “Josh is one of the most talented baseball players I”ve ever seen but his life experiences transcend baseball.  His ability to be one of the best playes in The Game after all he’s been through is amazing–and inspiring for everyone who knows his story.”

It’s told in a book Hamilton penned with Tim Keown called Beyond Belief, Finding the Strength to Come Back.  I recommend it as a moving and worthy read.

Here’s a personal testimony video that condenses his story.

About savedbygrace1976

Mark Chanski (author of Manly Dominion; Womanly Dominion; and Encouragement: Adrenaline for the Soul) has labored as a full-time Pastor since 1986 in churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has been Pastor of Harbor Church in Holland, Michigan, since 1994. He has also been elected as Coordinator of the Reformed Baptist Network. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornerstone University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He teaches Hermeneutics for the Reformed Baptist Seminary in Sacramento, CA. Mark is married to his wife Dianne, and has fathered their four sons and one daughter, whose ages stretch from 36 to 26 (born 1983 to 1994).
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