Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Home Run Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

Home Run
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Home Run by Travis Thrasher is an uplifting story about addiction and forgiveness.

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 baseball 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.
 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. (Goodreads)

I have not seen this movie (as it comes out later in April) but was excited to read the book which is based off the movie. I am not a huge baseball fan but you don't need to be in order to enjoy this story. Cory's life has not been easy, at least his younger years. He might be famous and wealthy but on the inside he is a twisted mess with memories from his past. Each day he tries to forget how mean his father was when he was drunk.

On the fast track to fame Cory took to drinking and women, and rarely remembers his evenings. Until one game his anger comes out and he ends up hurting a young boy. With the entire world watching, he finds himself coaching his hometown baseball team.

I loved seeing Cory grow and change. He has a lot of pain and has been dealing with it the same way his father did. I enjoyed the twists and turns and the sweet love story. I am going to have to watch the movie. Great read!

Check out Home Run the movie which hits theaters April 19, 2013.

Take Note: This movie is rated PG-13. 

Learn more about Travis and his books at his website.

"I received this book for free from David C. Cook Publishers in exchange for an honest review".

I would also like to give one copy of this book away! Please enter through the rafflecopter below for a chance to win. U.S. entries only please.This giveaway gives readers a bit longer time to enter, as I will be out of town for a week.

Thanks for stopping by!


UPDATE: The winner chosen is Callie from http://www.throughcloudedglass.com/! Thanks for entering!!

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Echo said...

Saw the previews but I'm sure the book is better!

Callie said...

I hadn't heard about this movie/book - it sounds good!