Gina Pastore's life changed in an instant! She never dreamed the title of her husband's book Shattered would happen to her. After all, she and Frank were childhood sweethearts whose lives unfolded like a Hollywood movie: he found fame pitching for the Cincinnati Reds; she tended to the home fires with a son and daughter. It was during Frank's big league career, though, that they turned their priorities from materialism to the things in life that really matter: God, family, and integrity. When Frank retired, he went into ministry, but even such a noble pursuit had its difficulties. Then in 2004, Frank became the host of the Frank Pastore Show on KKLA, a Christian radio station in Los Angeles. His weekday program quickly became popular, leading to numerous speaking requests. And then one afternoon--while commuting home on his Honda VTX 1800 motorcycle--their lives changed forever in an instant. What follows is Gina's account of the "rest of the story"--and a reminder that in times of trouble and tribulation, God calls us to persevere and trust in Him.
“When Gina told me she was writing a book, I had a one-word response—‘Perfect!’ Her desire to share her experiences with the platform that Frank created for her is something I tip my hat to.”
-Steven Wright, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
“Everyone who heard Frank was blessed to hear him, and by ‘everyone,’ I mean everyone of any faith or no faith...This is why I am so touched by Gina’s powerful book, which tells the ‘rest of the story.’”
-Dennis Prager, host of the Dennis Prager Show
About the Author
Gina Pastore, author of Picking Up My Shattered Pieces, is the co-host of Real Life with Gina Pastore and David James, a radio broadcast heard Saturday evenings throughout Southern California on KKLA 99.5 FM and through the web at kkla.com. Growing up in Upland, California, she married her childhood sweetheart, Frank Pastore, a highly regarded pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization. After eight seasons in major league baseball, Frank became the radio talk show host of The Frank Pastore Show heard on KKLA in Los Angeles. In 2012, Frank was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and died a month later at the age of fifty-five. Following her husband’s tragic death, Gina enjoys encouraging people through her broadcasts and inspirational speaking events.
Picking Up My Shattered Pieces
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