Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway! 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.
This is one of those books that grabs your heart and doesn't let go, even when the last page is turned. Cory is a baseball star on the field but off the field, he's really a victim of child abuse and then he starts having a problem with substance abuse. Even though he's aggravating at times, your heart is rooting for him because of what he's been through.

It was wonderful how they wove God through the book in a realistic way. How Cory was forced to face his past but he found out that God was there with him. Celebrate Recovery helped him to find his way from a difficult past to a hopeful future with God! There were so many ups and downs throughout the book - it will keep you reaching for a tissue to wipe your eyes here and there. It's an extremely emotional yet encouraging book and I highly recommend it.

This book is based on the movie that will be coming out in theatres April 19th so you'll definitely want to see that, too!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by David C. Cook 

Now for the exciting part!! I have TWO copies of this amazing book to give away!


I will choose two winners on Friday, April 19th (the day the movie is coming out). This giveaway is open to USA or Canada residents only.

Many blessings - Julie


  1. I follow you by email. :) I'm having a giveaway at my blog right now too, for brewed chocolate. They'd make a great combo - a cup of hot brewed chocolate and a good book! :)

    Laura at TenThingsFarm

  2. I've heard about this book and would like to read it. Thanks for entering me.


  3. I'm a long time follower. This looks like a fantastic read!


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