Thursday, March 28, 2013

Home Run Book Review & Giveaway


I wanted to tell you about a new book, Home Run, by Travis Thrasher! It is based on the original movie Home Run set to release in theaters April 19!

I don't know about you but our family is huge baseball fans.  We love to head out to the Round Rock Express games when we can.  We were blessed to go to a Major League game a few years back (Go Astros)!

The story is centered around the life and happenings of Major League baseball player Cory Brand.  After years of making poor choices and living recklessly Cory finds himself back in the Oklahoma town where he started.  A DUI and team suspension lead to the assignment of coaching the local Little League team and spending the next 8 weeks in Celebrate Recovery, the only twelve-step program in town.  Cory must face the realities of his choices and the effects they have had on his family and others.  He must also deal with the love he left behind.

Thrasher has a way of drawing you in and feeling the story line.  There were moments that I felt like I was right there at a game or standing there during intense moments of Cory's childhood.

Slight spoiler alert - Addictions are real and they are destructive.  Home Run powerfully reminds us that no addiction is too big for God.  And with God's help, Cody takes the steps to completely turn his life around.

I love this quote and I think it is true!  “What Courageous was for fatherhood, and Fireproof for marriages, Home Run is for battling addictions, bad habits, and hang-ups. The inspiring and authentic message of Home Run is that freedom is possible.”

Read more about the author and please be sure and enter the giveaway!

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.

Would you like to read this book for yourself?  Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win it!

Now, onto the giveaway!  One of you will win your own copy of Home Run!

Mandatory Entry:  Follow me on google friend and let me know, that's it!  Please be sure and leave your email so I can contact you if you win! 

Extra Entries
, leave a separate comment for each extra entry.  As you can see, there are lots of extra entry opportunities so don't be shy!

1.  Follow my google+ page (2 extra entries)
2.  Follow my facebook page (2 extras)
3.  Follow Home Run on facebook (2 extras)
4.  Follow me on Pinterest (2 extras)
5.  Follow me on twitter here (2 extras)
6.  Follow Home Run on twitter (2 extras)

Giveaway will end on April 8th at Midnight.  Winner will be selected using a random number generator and will have 48 hours to respond.  If there is no response, I will randomly select another winner.  Open to US and International residents alike.

Disclosure:  I received my own copy of Home Run to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  Thanks so much to the sponsor for providing this giveaway.

    

49 comments:

Hannah White said...

Our local theater wouldn't commit to showing this movie unless we (local churches) sold 1000 tickets in advance. And we did! Can't wait to see it!

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Hannah, that's awesome - way to go local churches! Kendra, it was a little too good :). Linked up already!

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