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Major League Dad [Hardcover]

Tim Burke , Christine Burke , Gregg Lewis


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May 1994
What would make a man walk away from a dream career as a $600,000-a-year major league pitcher? Tim and Christine Burke share the inspiring story of how Tim's responsibilities as a father of four adopted children with medical problems won out over the glamour and big money of professional sports. A heartwarming lesson on settling priorities and making time for things that really matter.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 261 pages
  • Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub (May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561792128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561792122
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,451,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book--Honest, Heartfelt, True Sacrifices May 9 2014
By DRR - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I found this book at used book sale from a local library and picked it up. I have liked other books by Oral H., Brett Butler, and Dave Dravecky to name a few.
This is a book by both Tim and his wife Christine and their lives. They share about hard up-bringings, getting married, a rocky relationship, and a major turning point in their lives: trusting in Jesus Christ.
Things didn't turn into roses after giving God control of their lives--they chose to do hard yet rewarding things. They adopted children needing a familiy, some with severe special needs. They stepped out of their comfort zones, trusted God, and began an amazing adventure!
I am really glad I picked up this book and highly recommend it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim Burke is a DAD who happened to play baseball. Feb. 21 2013
By william lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was fortunate enough to have met Tim Burke many years ago, while I was a season ticket holder at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. My seats were right behind the vistors bullpen and I had quite a few occasions to have small discussion with Tim (and other pitchers). I KNEW - from those discussions - a little about his "story" prior to reading this book, but was very pleased to finally see it "written down" and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It is a great read for Dads (and Moms AND kids) and fans of baseball - or just fans of GOOD PEOPLE!
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marriage, Priorities, Evangelism, Special Needs Children Sept. 2 1998
By Drake Mariani - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio Cassette
Tim, an All Star Pitcher, retires early to dedicate his time to his wife Christine and his growing family of special needs adopted children. I was really moved by this back and forth conversation between Tim and Christine. You'll want to give this to anyone considering Christianity. The Burkes chronicle their spiritual journey with wonderful transparency until they trust Christ when their marriage was in trouble. Any couple would benefit from their hard learned lessons. I loved it!
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful and inspiring book about my friend, tim burke Oct. 31 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio Cassette
this book is an insight on a loving,christian couple who through all their personal triumphs and down falls, find the love in their hearts to share their lives with 4 needy children. god played a tremendous role in their decisions and continues to bless them for their faithfulness. i am proud of you tim!
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Major League Dad April 22 2002
By George Watson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The book walked us through what we were praying for after we were married. CHILDREN. We have one son who we adopted from Romania almost 3 years ago and this book has made us review of how we can love and care for more children. Would love to email Tim or Christine and speak with them about adoption etc...
Thanks!
George and Darlene Watson

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