Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Home Run" Book Review & Giveaway

Home Run by Travis Thrasher

Written by Travis Thrasher
About the Book
Major League baseball player Cory Brand excels at hitting home runs—but he’s striking out in his personal life. After years of hard partying and reckless living, a DUI and team suspension land him 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 of an abusive father—and the love Cory left behind. What he doesn't realize is that the road to recovery will take him through the childhood pain he longs to forget and into a freedom he’s never known before.

Based on the major motion picture starring Vivica A. Fox and Scott Elrod, Home Run: The Novel reminds us that no one is beyond the healing power of God.

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
This book is incredible. The road taken by the main charactor, Cory Brand, is one that starts out totally focused on himself and his career then takes him on a path of self discovery. He has once incident that changes his life and forces him to go back home and face the demons he has been running from his entire life.

After an incident on the field, Cory is suspended and ordered to coach a little league team and to attend 8 weeks of a recovery program. He figures he can breeze through the 8 weeks, do his time and move on. But, as time passes, he comes to grips with his addiction and mends fences with his family. After hearing other members testimonies during his Celebrate Recovery meetings, he learns that he is not alone in his struggles, God is there with him and through His strengh, Cory can be reborn.

I love this book and can't wait to see the movie coming out on April 19th. I'm excited to see the charactors come to life on the big screen. This was a "can't put it down" type book for me and I finished it in a couple of days.

Learn More
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Purchase the book and get more information here
Win it!
Thanks to the sponsor, one lucky reader will their own copy of Home Run.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway runs from March 28, 2013 and ends at midnight on April 11, 2013 and is open to US residents 18 or older. Terms are noted on the Rafflecopter form. Please be sure to complete the mandatory entry for any of the optional entries to count. I do check.

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