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FlyBy Review: Home Run by Travis Thrasher (review and giveaway)

on April 1, 2013

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 Little League 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.

Based on the motion picture starring Vivica A. Fox and Scott Elrod, Home Run is an inspirational story of the hope God offers each of us.

My Opinion:

I am so not a baseball fan – honestly I don’t know why anyone would want to pay their hard earned money just to have it given to someone who plays for a living and blows it on ‘stuff’.  That being said you’d probably think I hated this book – but that couldn’t be further from the truth – this book was great and a fast page turner.  One really doesn’t like Cory Brand as they begin this book, I mean he is a spoiled, over payed ball player, whiner, drunk and well your typical baseball jock and not to mention dead beat dad.  So when he ends up back in his home town, near his son and his ex-girlfriend as well as his brother, adopted nephew and sister in law – it leaves you wondering if Cory will end up ruining all the good people and things around him.

This book kept me turning the pages and since there wasn’t any sex stuff or cussing – well it says things like “he cursed” but it doesn’t say what he said, thankfully – it was a good, quick read.  I loved reading Cory’s story, especially as he learns he has to quit looking at himself as the victim – he needs to grow and mature and be an adult.  The road to redemption is rough for Cory Brand, as it is for most of us who have hit bottom and think that there is no where else to go except death, and this book will speak, I think, to even the most hardest hearts and whether you’re Christian or not.  I’m not sure if I’ll see the movie, as I’m usually left disappointed even when the book is based on the movie not vice versa – but the book is one I can recommend without second guessing myself.

 

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“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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One response to “FlyBy Review: Home Run by Travis Thrasher (review and giveaway)

  1. Regina says:

    This would be such a good book for someone who really likes to play ball..

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