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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Home Run Review and GIVEAWAY!

Check out the GIVEAWAY at the end of the post!

Home Run by Travis Thrasher is a heart stirring novel that shouldn't be missed.  It is a story that many can relate with but we can all sympathize with.  If we are honest with ourselves we all have issues we struggle with and need someone to walk alongside us on the journey.  In Home Run Cory Brand is on just such a journey.

"Home Run reminds us of the power of forgiveness, the richness of redemption, and the wisdom of trusting God to revive us."  --Max Lucado

I was hooked from the first page when I saw the words Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  I know where that is!  I know, it's a silly reason to be excited about a book but when you know where it takes place you can really envision the story and people.

Then I started reading.  I was instantly drawn into what was happening to Cory and Clay.  I cared right away.  I wanted to know their story.

Home Run is one of those books that will break your heart and give you hope in the next breath.

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.”

If you want to check more out for yourself, here are some websites:

You can also read the first chapter of the book at HERE.

**I also have a book to give away to one lucky reader!  Just leave a comment telling me if you are excited about the movie coming out April 19th.  ;-)  Be sure to leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win.  I will draw the winner April 4th.

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1 comment:

chillywilly said...

I have been hearing a lot about this movie, can't wait to see it and would love the book.