Home Run review, giveaway, and a look at the up and coming movie...

Unless they walk in my shoes, they won't ever get it.
     Just one more day, and you'll change.
     Just one more day, and they'll see.
     Just one more season, and the season will pass.
     Just one more year, and the needs will go away.
     Just one more failure before you make things right.
     Just one more apology before you make amends.
     Just one more outburst before you finally relax.
     Just one more drink before you actually can.
     Then another.  But just one more.  Just a few more and just a few more after that, and then tomorrow you can go ahead and change.
     Just one more day, and peace will finally come.
**Passage used with permission of the publisher.  All rights reserved.

Home Run
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 baseball 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.
 A novel based on the major motion picture starring Vivica A. Fox and Scott Elrod, Home Run is an inspirational story of the hope and freedom God offers each of us.
Inspirational.  Motivational.  Relate-able.  Emotional.  Heart-breaking. Heartwarming.  These are just the first things that come to mind when I think of this book.  Travis Thrasher doesn't ever seem to disappoint his readers!
Cory Brand has been chasing his demons ever since he ran from his hometown years ago.  He drinks his demons away while being a popular baseball player.  All he wants is to live the high life and forget the things that eat at him from his past.  This all comes to an end when he spirals out of control.  He finds himself back in his hometown, and not by choice mind you.  He is surrounded by the ghosts of his past that still linger; they are not going to allow him to continue to throw his life away.  He struggles to walk the line so he can get back to his life.  Little does he know, his life as he knows it is about to change.  Everyone can find redemption in the places they fear the most.  Cory is not immune to redemption.  He just has to accept it with open arms instead of with the bottle.
I felt so many emotions reading this book.  This story is very relate-able whether you have gone through alcoholism or drug addiction or not. We all have ran from things in life at one point or another.  We all have been estranged from loved ones at one time or another.  Embrace this book and all it has to offer.  You may even find redemption and faith in yourself after reading this book!

The movie Home Run is due out on April 19!  It will star Vivica A Fox and Scott Elrod.  Being that Travis Thrasher's book was written based on the movie, this movie is bound to be great!  Here are a few trailers to show you what you will be in store for!

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  1. This book looks great! I think my son would like it.


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