Faith, Hope, and Baseball: A Novel

What would you sacrifice, to save the life you love?

Jason Yoder’s Amish life is in turmoil. His girlfriend Faith is ready for them to join the church, marry and begin their life together.

But Jason is a 17 year-old baseball phenomenon, just weeks away from leading his team to the state championship. Playing baseball, Jason connects with the spirit of his father, killed by a man texting while driving.

At home, Jason looks on helplessly as his widowed mother struggles to save the family farm from a growing stack of bills.

In the weeks after the disappointing end of another losing season, Chicago Cubs manager Skip Anderson discovers Jason playing on an Iowa ball field. The veteran coach knows the young man can help turn the team around and win the World Series.


An offer from the Cubs promises the money he needs to save the farm and provide the family financial security. But Jason knows if he leaves, the temptations of the outside world could be too great and he may never return to the life he loves—the only life he knows.

Coming in June, 2020

from author Jim Meisner, Jr.


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