Thursday, April 4, 2013

Home Run book Review/Giveaway

About the Book
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.

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
My Thoughts
I absolutely loved reading this book! It is one of the best books I have read in a while - it offers inspiration and encouragement while giving us a look at what could very well be our own family. Other than the fact that Cory Brand is a famous major league baseball player, I think a lot of people can relate to his story. I am so excited that this book is also a major movie film, but I am sad that the theatre in my city will not be showing it.
I always enjoy reading a book before it comes out on film. You get so much more insight and detail when you read the book. Before I finished reading the book, I started watching the trailer for the movie but I stopped because I was afraid I would see something that hadn't happened in the book.
This is truly a story that is encouraging for anyone that has fought their own "demons" in their life. Maybe your "demon" is not the same as Cory's, and I may not have the same "demon" as you do, but we all fight our own "demons" in our lives. It is always nice to know someone has been able to over come.
I have been given the opportunity to give a book to a lucky North Carolina Momma reader! If you enjoy reading at all, you will enjoy this book! Check out the ways you can "connect" with the book and movie.

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