What started on New Years Day 2018, while playing catch with his daughters, turned into A Year of Playing Catch with people from all over the world. Ethan D. Bryan used his book to talk about so much more than baseball. It’s about finding common ground and truly connecting with others.
I have included quotes from Bryan and some of his catch partners below.
“Maybe if we expected to see miracles every day, we would see glimpses small and large of unexpected grace and wonder. We would see people who share life with us day in & day out” – EB
“Life is never going to stop throwing things at you. How you choose to react determines whether you grow or give up. God took me, the person least likely to be a speaker, and turned me into a storyteller. For anyone who hears my story, I want to encourage them to find ways to give to those around them. You gain so much more when you learn to give. I hope that’s what people take away from my story” – Jim “The Rookie” Morris
“I’m convinced that baseball is the best sport for life lessons. It teaches perseverance and humility. Ultimately, you are not in control, and you have to learn to surrender the outcome, surrender the judgement….You just gotta outlast the other guy. Gotta have grit and simply outlast them” – Coach Allen Gum (Crowder College)
“Throughout the year, I felt as if I was discovering the real me, the me that God whispered into creation, with each and every game of catch. Play is the sacred space where we can best join in with the divine laughter and delight in who we were made to be. No wonder we lose track of time playing: we are dancing with one foot in eternity.” – EB
“Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag
Without risk, there is no reward, only regret.
Without risk, there is no love and no friends.
Without risk, there is no story to tell.
Without risk, dreams never come true.
Without risk, dads don’t raise dreamers.” – EB
*I received this book free from Goodreads & Zondervan. I am not obligated to provide a positive review.
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