The Youngest Hero

By: Jerry B. Jenkins

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In this emotional story of parental love, a single mother of a teenage baseball player who exhibits the batting eye of a professional athlete, tries to shield and protect her son from the world of over-zealous scouts, hard-nosed coaches, and money-hungry agents. Guided by his mother's firm and steadfast wisdom and his extraordinary talent, both mother and son make it to the major leagues. In the end, "The Youngest Hero" reveals that when it comes to finding your way in life, a God-fearing mother is more important than God-given talent.

Title: The Youngest Hero

Author/Composer: Jerry B. Jenkins

Categories: Inspirational Stories,

Publisher: Warner Faith: 2002-04-03

ISBN Number: 0446529036

ISBN Number 13: 9780446529037

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New/VG+

Jacket Condition: Very good Plus.

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 006114

Description: Used copy in Like New/VG+ condition. Small amount of bottom shelfwear. Gilt lettering on front cover shows dots of color loss. Copyright 2002 by Jerry B. Jenkins. Originally published titled ROOKIE copyright 1991 by Jerry B Jenkins. Miriam Woodell realizes that the hometown hero she married, though charming and athletic, is gripped by a dangerous darkness. She has no choice but to save herself and Elgin, her young son--leaving rural Mississippi for the big, cold city of Chicago. Strong, resolute, and determined, Miriam struggles to survive. Meanwhile, Elgin pursues a seemingly impossible dream. Fueled by the lessons his father taught him, he plays ball on the concrete streets and even sets up a batting cage in the basement, using a decrepit, malfunctioning pitching machine to teach himself to hit. By spring, Elgin, is ready to find a team. By the end of summer, everyone will be talking about the eleven-year-old boy who plays baseball like a high school star--a prodigy on his way to greatness, despite staggering odds. Yet Elgin must still come to terms with his father, whose life has reached a dead end. With a new man entering Miriam's life and scouts wooing Elgin, mother and son must learn painful lessons about themselves, about each other, and about the people they are forced to trust. Retail price $22.95. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Jerry Jenkins, Rookie, Sports, Novels, Left Behind, Novels, Men, Stories, Inspirational, Christian Authors,