Home Run by Travis Thrasher
Cory Brand is well-known for hitting home runs in the Major Leagues. Cory left home after high school to join the Major Leagues and never looked back leaving his family and girlfriend behind. During his years in the Major Leagues, he has partied and lived a reckless life style. It all catches up with him when he is arrested for DUI. Part of his punishment for the DUI is coaching a little league team in his home town. Coming back home, Cory begins to face his demons and learns forgiveness and the healing of God.
This novel is the companion to a soon to be released movie by the same name. I could not put the book down. The characters are well-developed and the plot is fast-moving. The authentic character of Cory is such that readers can’t help but root for him to get himself back on the right track and get his life back in order. The novel touches upon the Christian step program, Celebrate Recovery and shows that this program is not just for people with alcohol problems but for those who are struggling with all kinds of hurts, addictions and hangups. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a story with good character development, and a fast paced plot. I have not read any of Mr. Thrasher’s previous novels but having enjoyed Home Run, I will be placing them on my to read list.
Note: I received an electronic version of this title through Net Galley and the publisher, David C. Cook