God And Starbucks

God And Starbucks

An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction And Recovery / Vin Baker ; With Joe Layden

Book - 2017
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An astonishing memoir of redemption--the moving story of a former top NBA player who miraculously rebounded from a monumental fall thanks to hard work and his deep, transformative faith.

Sixteen years ago, Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. While he excelled on the court, Vin harbored a dark secret: a dependency on drugs and alcohol that began after the clean-cut preacher's son turned pro. Eventually becoming a full-blown yet functional alcoholic, Vin convinced himself he played better under the influence--until his addiction cost him his basketball career, his fortune, and his health.

But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is a joyous tale of salvation. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and embrace life in a rich and fulfilling new way. Today the manager of a Starbucks and a youth minister, Vin has found more security and happiness in his ordinary working life than in all his years in the glamorous world of professional basketball.

God and Starbucks is a wise and unflinching look at the real dangers of addiction and the importance of taking charge of your life with meaning and purpose. It's a powerful memoir about reaching the top and beginning again from the bottom--an inspiring personal tale of humility and grace that reminds us what is truly important in our lives.

Publisher: ©2017
New York :, Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062496812
0062496816
Branch Call Number: B BAKER
Characteristics: xiv, 282 pages ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Layden, Joe

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Aug 04, 2017

Cant wait to read. I remember him from Ct & U-Hartford. Great guy

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