Monday, March 18, 2013

HOME RUN Book Review & A Give Away

HOME RUN is a book written by Travis Thrasher about a baseball star named Corey Brand. Corey knows the role of a big hitter, but off the field his life is spinning out of control.  Fighting addiction and a battered upbringing, Corey is faced with many out of control turns. Until one day Corey accepts faith, and makes a turn towards redemption and transformation.
I thought the book was very well written and very easy to relate with. Even though the story was centered around a professional baseball player it read just as though it could be any everyday Joe going through the same struggle. I thought the author did a great job of keeping the reader interested and leading them into the story. The only area I felt this story fell short on was when the character accepted his addiction and took the hand of faith. I was kind of left feeling there was so much more that could have been told and more of a story to develop. The reader reads 350 pages of struggle with the character which was great, but then the author winds the character’s recovery down in 50 pages. While I enjoyed the book I will say I was left wanting more of a story on the recovery, faith, and redemption side. 
This story will especially be very inspiring for someone that has dealt with addition either first hand or with someone close to them.  Celebrate Recovery© is a wonderful ministry and have helped many people change lives. 
I am looking forward to seeing the movie for this book, which releases April 12. So get your hands on this book and experience the written story first before it hits theaters. Exciting news, I do have one copy of the book to give-away, all you have to do is comment by Friday, March 22. A winner will be selected randomly.

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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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1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you were doing book reviews now! Congrats :) Now - Pick me, pick me!!


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