Thursday, March 28, 2013
Book Review - Home Run (@HomeRunTheMovie)
The story is centered around the life of Major League baseball player Cory Brand. After years of self indulgent behavior and reckless living, a DUI and team suspension land Cory back in the Oklahoma town where he started. Forced to coach the local Little League team and spend eight weeks in Celebrate Recovery©, the only twelve-step program in town, Cory must face the memories that contributed to his life becoming so destructive as well as honestly confront the love he left behind.
Home Run powerfully reminds us that no habit is beyond help, no one is beyond God’s reach when they are willing to surrender, and no hurt escapes God’s healing. “What Courageous was for fatherhood, and Fireproof for marriages, Home Run is for battling addictions, bad habits, and hang-ups. The inspiring and authentic message of Home Run is that freedom is possible.”
A novel based on the major motion picture starring Vivica A. Fox and Scott Elrod, Home Run is an inspirational story of the hope and freedom God offers each of us. www.HomeRunTheMovie.com
More Info: http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/Detail.cfm?sn=125960&source=search
About the Author
Critically acclaimed and creatively diverse novelist Travis Thrasher is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Solitary Tales series, Isolation and Ghostwriter. Writing stories that move, haunt, and provoke readers, Thrasher tells tales in a variety of genres. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a suburb of Chicago.
My Take on the Book
This was a powerful book that talks abut fast living, addiction and other vices hat leads one man down the wrong path of life. The book was written in such a way that it draws you in from the beginning and you see the life of the main character as out-of-control, and even though from many on the outside it may seem perfect, it is far from that. The book brings the main character down a number of notches and he finds himself back in his home town now coaching little league and having to re-live his past and consider some of the mistakes that he has made and how he can make them right.
One of the things that makes this book as strong as it was were the characters themselves. The author has done a great job at providing the reader with characters of substance and it is through these characters that you are able to live vicariously. The author makes you want to feel for the main character while you know he has made bad choices within his life, and in the end the author makes you want to both empathize with and cheer on the main character so that he can re-build his life.
The book has some strong spiritual ties and shows you that God does forgive. This was a well written book that all will enjoy!
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