Thursday, April 4, 2013

Home Run Review & Giveaway To Come

Home Run is a story of love, forgiveness, and recovery through God's grace and mercy.  I really appreciated that the book gave you a chance to feel both sides: the side of the addict and the side of their family.  Being on the side of the family in real life, I needed the insight to the addicts viewpoint.  It seems like a side that hasn't been explored enough.  The book is well written and has many moments that make you love and despise the characters at the same time.  It's a really good read and I think that anyone could enjoy it.  Frankly, I'm not a huge fan of baseball but that didn't stop me from being able to both enjoy and appreciate the story.  After all, the sport is not the focus but rather a part of the excuse.  Well, that's my viewpoint anyway!
One thing that I thought was cool was that the main characters are from my home state.  Coming from Oklahoma, I will be honest and say that I share a lot of the same feelings with Cory about the state.  You'll have to read the book to find out what those are...  Of course, maybe they'll be in the movie.  I do suggest the book though!

Home Run—The Novel
It's never too late.

Baseball star Cory Brand knows how to win. But off the field, he's spiraling out of control. Haunted by old wounds and regrets, his future seems as hopeless as his past.

Until one moment—one mistake—changes everything. To save his career, Cory must go back to the town where it all began. His plan is simple: coach the local Little League team, complete a recovery program, and get out as fast as possible. Instead, he runs headfirst into memories he can't escape ... and the love he left behind.

Faced with a second chance he never expected, Cory embarks on a journey of faith, transformation and redemption. And along the way, he discovers a powerful truth: no one is beyond the healing of God.

The movie will be released on April 12, 2013.

About the Author
Travis Thrasher is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, including The Solitary Tales series, Isolation, and Ghostwriter. His writing is known for its honesty, depth, and surprising twists. Thrasher lives with his wife and daughters in Chicago.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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