Author Chris Fabry continues to breathe life into Alex and Stephen Kendrick’s film vision with the emotional novel “Overcomer”. The story follows the lives of a frustrated basketball coach, John Harrison, and an unmotivated young runner, Hannah Scott. Due to unfortunate circumstances, John loses his basketball team and must coach the school’s team for cross country running. The only problem is the team is one person (Hannah Scott), and she has asthma. As the story progresses, John and Hannah’s problems at home and on the field seem insurmountable… until they discover their true identity. The two individuals’ lives are changed forever when God uses a stranger named Thomas Hill to speak to their hearts. Thomas Hill may be nearing the end of his life, but he’s more alive than John and Hannah. Priceless encounters they have with him are crucial to the story.
The three hundred and ninety-four pages of “Overcomer” are filled with heart, faith and wonderful prayers. Like “War Room”, the characters are very open about their conversations with God and fill readers with so much encouragement along the way. It is quite the tearjerker, but it’s filled with triumph as well. “Overcomer” the novel is easy to read and very family friendly. If you are anxious for spoilers before the film hits movie theaters in August, check out this book on July 23rd.
*BTSCelebs sends a special thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the photo and review copy.*