I honestly knew very little about Jeremy Affeldt before reading the book. I knew he was a starter turned reliever in MLB. I knew he was a left handed setup man and a specialist. I knew he had one two World Series with the Giants. Ok, so maybe I knew a little about him. The reason I say I didn't know much about him was I only knew of his baseball career. I had no idea he was an on fire, born again Christian who builds orphanages, digs wells, and fights human trafficking. I'm a big fan now.
Affeldt writes about his life growing up as a military brat and on one trip to Thailand almost being abducted to become part of the human trafficking movement which consumes the nation. He gives his testimony on finding the Lord in his junior year of high school and walks you through the journey of knowing Him and growing in his relationship with Christ through the minor leagues into his first stop in the majors with the Kansas City Royals. Affeldt is honest about his struggles and weaknesses which makes the book even better. He doesn't appear larger than life or superhuman. He sounds like a guy I could sit down with over dinner somewhere and really enjoy a good conversation about life, the Lord, and the Kingdom of God.
If you're a sports fan like me or if you're interested in reading a testimony of how God took someone and changed their life, this is a great book. Affeldt started an organization called Generation Alive which focuses on getting teens and young adults active in ministering to others both in the US and abroad.