WALK IN THE SPIRIT by Red Barber

WALK IN THE SPIRIT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hallowed moments and memories from the sports world presented by the popular commentator who has done some preaching on the side. There's Ben Hogan working his way up to a tournament some eleven months after doctors predicted he'd never walk again; Branch Rickey preparing thirty years to sign Jackie Robinson and quoting The Life of Christ in their determining interview; Roger Bannister in grueling preparation for his four-minute mile; Campanella and his quiet acceptance of life in a wheelchair. Mr. Barber illustrates the Christian qualities that make men great and if you can forgive his rapt generalizations--""He walked in the spirit all his life,"" there's inspiration here--not hard hitting; slow curves.

Pub Date: July 30th, 1969
Publisher: Dial