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.
Home Run is about an all-star baseball star named Cory Brand. From the world’s stand point, he has it all – fame, fortune, anything he wants. But inside he’s spiraling downward, fighting an addiction to alcohol as well as severe anger issues, all stemming from the physical and verbal abuse sustained by his father while still a child. He left that life, along with his pregnant high school sweetheart, Emma, to prove he was somebody. When his erratic behavior lands him back in his home town in Oklahoma, he finds himself not only attending recovery program for alcoholism, but also coaching a Little League his son is playing on.
I LOVED this story! I love baseball, anyway, so that drew me in right away! It was so sad seeing Cory’s character beat himself up, and really, nearly kill himself with the burdens he was carrying. I really enjoyed watching how the walls he built began to crumble around him in order for him to humble himself before the Lord. I highly recommend this book, and am now anxious to see the movie!
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers