Home Run by Travis Thrasher ~ Review & Giveaway

Home RunMy Review: A moving tale of redemption.

Cory Brand is a MLB player, with an alcohol problem, and after a drunk driving incident that leaves his brother Clay pretty banged up, Cory is faced with going back to his hometown to coach a little league team, enroll in a twelve-step program, and face the reason he left so many years ago...

Being as this was a novelization of a motion picture, I wasn't entirely sure what this book would be like, but I'm happy to say that it surpassed all of my expectations. I loved the depth Mr Thrasher brought to Cory and how he delved into the reasons behind his troubles, and showed how truly hard it is to escape addiction, and you really can't do it alone.

One of  the things that I think is so genius about this book is that it is about Cory's journey from a false sense of security, to recognizing his sins. And I liked how the faith was dealt with naturally, like it wasn't a huge instant change but small changes that added up, and was a nature part of the story.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, Mr. Thrasher did a great job and the story is easy to read and I feel like you get the full impact of the story in a way that I'm not quite sure that film that produce. But it has made me curious to see the movie :) This was an excellent story that showed how the times when we think we can do it all by ourselves and have things under control, are sometimes when we need God the most. I can most certainly highly recommend this one!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Here's the trailer:

Watch the second video, to learn the message behind the movie :)

Now if you would like to win a copy of Home Run (the book) just use the rafflecopter below :)

US residents only please.
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  1. I rarely watch movies so I don't have a preference

  2. I am following your blog, and would love to win this book....but not sure what GFC is...so don't know what to put as my user name. Could you tell me please? Sorry....


  3. Joy, GFC is google friend connect and is the blue button on the sidebar that says "join this site" and chances are that if you are a follower you are already using GFC :) Thanks so much for following, and best of wishes in the contest :)

  4. I enjoy either.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity - theme of this book hits "close-to-home".


  5. I already have a copy. Did you see the interviews of Travis, the producers of the movie and John Baker (Founder of Celebrate Recovery) in the April issue of www.bookfunmagazine.com ??

  6. Mr. St. Laurent, Yes I saw it the feature, which was fantastic! I loved reading about how everything came together for them and it's true using the story is a great way of preaching without being "preachy" I'm hoping that the movie will come to a theater near me :)


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