Tuesday, April 24, 2012

400-408 – Bob Hamer ( is a real-life Jason Bourne or Jack Bauer, a veteran FBI agent who's spent 26 years infiltrating and working undercover in the Russian mob, the Iraqi syndicate, the Crips, La Costa Nostra, and his last undercover, infiltrating NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association.  A Marine, a law school graduate, a recipient of the FBI Director's Award for Distinguished Service, but most importantly, a husband to Debbie and their two great kids and five greater grandkids.  Bob's first book was The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agents Dangerous Dance With Evil (2008), and then he wrote his first Matt Hogan book, Enemies Among Us (2010) which was a huge hit, followed by and his second Matt Hogan book Targets Down (2011).  

413-423 – Bob Hamer

428-438 – Bob Hamer

443-452 – Bob Hamer

458-508 – Dave Dravecky was a major league pitcher for 8 years with the Padres and Giants, got diagnosed with cancer on his left arm in 1988, had the lump removed, rehabbed, and made it back to the big leagues in 1989 – giving rise to his book Comeback (1990).  However, on August 15, 1989, while pitching against the Expos, his arm snapped and his baseball career was over – the cancer was back.  Over the next two years, he and his wife Jan lived through hell.  The lowest point was June 18, 1991, when his left arm was amputated.  Lower still, would be the months after the amputation – as told in their book When You Can't Come Back (1992).  As a result of their own pain and suffering, they started a ministry in 1991 called Endurance (, to serve those on their journey through suffering – whether it is suffering from divorce, depression, loss, be it relational or financial, but especially to those fighting cancer and dealing with amputation.  

If you contact them through the website, they'll send you an Encouragement Basket with three items:  An Encouragement Bible, their book When You Can't Come Back, and the devotional, Do Not Lose Heart.  Three other excellent resources they recommend are:  Philip Yancey's two books Where is God When It Hurts?, and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?, and Jerry Sittser's Grace Disguised.  Dave's other books include The Worth of a Man (1998), and his latest Called Up: Stories of Life and Faith From the Great Game of Baseball (2004).

512-523 – Dave Dravecky

528-539 – Dave Dravecky

544-554 – Dave Dravecky

558-608 – Dave Dravecky

612-623 – Dave Dravecky

628-639 – Dave Dravecky

644-654 – Dave Dravecky.  Suzanne calls in to share about