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Someone in London is cooking up murder …

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How much would you risk to turn your life around?

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RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?

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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.

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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy


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Also by Jerry B. Jenkins:

The Valley of The Dry Bones, June 2016
The Matheny Manifesto, February 2015
The Breakthrough, September 2012
Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days, March 2011
Paperback (reprint)
Mark's Story, February 2009
Trade Size
Kingdom Come, April 2007
John's Story: The Last Eyewitness, December 2006
The Rapture, June 2006
The Regime, November 2005
Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist, June 1998
Trade Size
Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind, March 1997
Trade Size
Left Behind, April 1996
Trade Size (reprint)

Also by Mike Matheny:

The Matheny Manifesto, February 2015

The Matheny Manifesto
Jerry B. Jenkins, Mike Matheny

A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

Crown Archetype
February 2015
On Sale: February 3, 2015
224 pages
ISBN: 055344669X
EAN: 9780553446692
Kindle: B00MKZ9AYA
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Sports

“Nothing worth doing right is easy.” –Mike Matheny

Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason three times in his first three years, people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results.

Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.”

The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports it starts with parents and coaches and then by offering a hopeful path forward.

Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility.

From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works.

His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.

Media Buzz

Fresh Air - NPR - May 4, 2015
Good Morning America - April 16, 2015


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