Novelization of Major Motion Picture Home Run & Giveaway

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After years of self indulgent behavior and reckless living, a DUI and team suspension land Cory Brand is 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.”

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.

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I’ve been busier and busier lately, with the blog, prepping to move, homeschooling, etc., that I have little chance to read as much as I would like to.  I love to read, but have declined a lot of book reviews just because when I do have time to read, I just want to read what I want to and not because the book has been provided to me.

I have a weak spot though for books that have been made or will be made into movies.  The movie version of Home Run will be released in theaters April 19th, and I wanted a chance to read the book before the movie came out.  The storyline of the book is good and I thought pretty realistic.  The book is written with some ‘flashback’ chapters and then present day chapters.  I found the transition between the two a little choppy on occasion, and think the back story to the novel/movie would have flowed better if they would have just told it in order rather than flipping between the two.  I think that will translate better on the screen then it did in the book.

I did enjoy the book and having a close relationship with someone that has struggled with addiction I thought the characterization of Cory Brand was spot on.  It is a Christian book, so a redemption message is woven throughout the story.

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