Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Home Run by Travis Thrasher

Home Run by Travis Thrasher is the first sports oriented book that I've enjoyed.
Thrasher has been a favorite author in my home for the past several years. His adaptation of this movie is excellent, the book makes me want to see the film.

I've read other Christian "movie books" and they always felt too preachy, like I was getting hit over the head with the main idea over and over again. Thrasher has managed to keep the integrity of the movie without making his readers feel like kindergarteners. 

The only thing I didn't appreciate was the jab against Ben Roethlisberger. At the time this movie was written I'm sure Big Ben was big news and his exploits were well known. It's been several years since then and he's settled down, married, and is trying to live for Christ. It felt like an unnecessary reminder of Ben's past. 

Home Run follows a major-league baseball player through from the height of his career through some major changes brought on by his own foolishness. There are also flashbacks to his childhood where we learn what happened in his past to make him the man he is today.

Excellent reading from the talented Mr Thrasher.

This book was provided for review by Propeller. They've also offered a copy to give away. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite baseball team. 

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.

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