Tuesday, April 2, 2013

{Review} Home Run by Travis Thrasher

God is a God of grace and mercy and second chances. He takes the bad in us and turns it in to good. And He never gives up on us - no matter what.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future."

Home Run follows the life of professional baseball player, Corey Brand. After he survives an abusive childhood and becomes successful in his career, his life still seems to be falling apart until it finally spirals out of control. He ends up back in his hometown, a place he never wanted to be, and forced to face his past through his attendance at Celebrate Recovery©.

Celebrate Recovery© is a 12-step program that has Christ at the center. It is similar in many ways to other 12-step programs, however, it is biblically-based with God at the forefront of the process.

The book that I read was a novelization of the movie by the same name that is due out in theaters on April 12th. I have actually never read a book based on a movie before, but I have to say, this was very well done. Through the use of flashbacks we get a glimpse into Corey's life as a child and the pain that he is trying to overcome. One thing I like best about reading books over watching movies is that there is more room to explain what is going on and why certain things occur in the story-line. We get to see what the characters are thinking. I felt this was covered well in the book, but now I am interested in seeing it played out on the screen.

Overall I enjoyed the book. It made me think and I felt for the characters. It also gave me some insight into the Celebrate Recovery© program. I highly recommend either reading the book or watching the movie or perhaps even both!

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