Non-Fiction Books

Arise By Clayton and Ellen Kershaw



By: Clayton & Ellen Kershaw


Thank You to Regal for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review


About the Book:


Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw is best known for the curveball Vin Scully dubbed “Public Enemy Number One.” But Clayton sees his ability to throw a baseball as just one way he lives out his passion for God. In Arise, he teams up with his wife, Ellen, to share what they have learned about making a difference in the world while living out your God-given dreams.


Long before Clayton began his pro baseball career, he and Ellen made a commitment to live out their faith in Christ by giving to others—and they see their success on and off the field as blessings to be shared with those who are hurting most.


About the Author:


Clayton & Ellen Kershaw | LA, CA and Dallas, TX Clayton was selected in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft and is now starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. During college at Texas A + M, Ellen spent time in Zambia, where her passion for African orphans became a mission. After dating for eight years, Clayton and Ellen married in December 2010. Their first trip to Zambia together was just weeks after their wedding.


My Review:


I’m not a big baseball fan and honestly haven’t heard of Clayton Kershaw. When I first received this book, by looking at the cover I thought it was about them adopting children from another country. Little did I know that it was a story of faith, hope, love and fulfilling Christ’s calling on your life.


Clayton is starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and loves baseball but he loves Christ even more. Ellen has a love for Africa and for Christ even more. During her college years, Ellen spent time in Zambia at a orphanage. All she wanted was to help these children. After they were married, they took a trip to Zambia and there Clayton got to see how much this meant to her.


After they returned, Kershaw’s challenge was born! For every batter Clayton struck out they would donate a $100 to make life better for the orphanage. I highly recommend this book to all college kids, adults, young adults, and athletes and to those who love helping orphanages, no matter where they are. You definitely will not be disappointed.


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