Baseball, Dennis and the French

This is a terrific new movie available to purchase on the website.

Baseball, Dennis & the French tells the true story of Paul Croshaw, longtime liberal activist and connoisseur of French films, who amazed his family, friends and himself by becoming a churchgoing, conservative Christian after years of listening to nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager.

The film’s background story is a miracle on a baseball field when Paul was 12. Through archival film footage, photos, home movies and re-enactments, this unique feature documentary recreates Paul’s story as a dramatic counterpoint to Dennis’s forceful, on-camera words giving the rational arguments for a God and the consequences to America if we become a secularized Country.

The film traces Dennis’ influence on Paul’s journey from the ball field to his career as a liberal activist and skeptic, then to belief in God and in a Judeo-Christian America, and finally to faith in a personal God. The final act portrays the logical end of Paul’s quest as he parts with Dennis to discover, on his own, the culmination of the Bible’s plan of salvation. And Dennis, “thrilled that this Jew has helped Paul find his Christian faith,” steps aside with his most poignant observation: “Only in America!”

Watching the film tonight, I felt great kinship with its director. We apparently discovered Dennis Prager at around the same time — on KABC radio in Los Angeles around August, 1988, and Dennis went on to change our lives. Paul became a Christian while I converted to Orthodox Judaism.

I share with Paul a great love for Dennis and a desire to spread his ideas. I don’t write much on this score because my lurid life disgraces any values I espouse.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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