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Overview Talented, handsome, and personable, Dewayne Jobe rose from humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to play college football in Southern California and beyond. One of the best wide receivers in college ball, Dewayne is assured a promising career in professional football and easily finds success both on and off the field. Not only is he a great player, he's got the wife, the kids, and the pristine white picket fence to boot.
But catastrophe looms right around the corner and ultimately strikes with a crushing vengeance. Will Dewayne's faith and character stand the test of such tragedy? Or will he lose everything--including the love of his life? This modern retelling of the story of Job will capture readers with the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people--and how good people can survive.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2008
ISBN 0800732863 ISBN13 9780800732868
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Barton
Bill Barton is a business partner with Compass Technologies. An active member and volunteer at his church, Hendersonville Chapel, Barton is a regular speaker at services and other events. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his family. Henry O. Arnold has been a professional actor, writer, and director in theatre, film, and television. He co-wrote and produced the film The Second Chance starring Michael W. Smith and wrote the screenplay for the first authorized film documentary on evangelist Billy Graham, God's Ambassador. Arnold lives in Portland, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hometown Favorite: A Novel?
Pretty Impressive Nov 28, 2008
I never thought I would enjoy reading a book about football, but it is so much more than a book about football. I was gripped by the storyline, the family bonds that are tested by tragic life experiences, the drama, and the redeeming quatilty of this powerful story. Football is simply the backdrop. Trust me, this story is so much more than a sports novel. I recommend this book.
A beautifully written story... Nov 28, 2008
This book takes you on quite a journey. It is very engaging. By the time you arrive at the end of the book, you're amazed by the quality of the story. I would recommend this book to all.
Pleasant Surprise! Nov 28, 2008
About five minutes into the 1st period, I'm thinking "this one is going into overtime".
Well, if I told you.....
Great twists in story and character development Nov 26, 2008
Although it took me a few chapters to get involved with the story, the characters hooked me. I got interested in them and soon figured out how the story would end. Wow! Was I surprised. The authors spun me around and kept dropping twists that I didn't expect. Finally, I quit assuming I knew the end and kept reading. This is a great story of faith and of the human spirit. The ending is not maudlin like I early in the book suspected it would be. Rather, it's quite real. You as the reader are allowed to draw your own conclusion, and that's the best writing: you bring your imagination into play to finish the story. Bravo to Henry Arnold and to Bill Barton! A great story with interesting characters!
Competition, Friendship, Tragedy and More Nov 14, 2008
Hometown Favorite" a wonderful story: Eyes can not help but get moist. Tears down a cheek will not be uncommon. A riveting story of youth competition, a battle of faith vs. arrogance, yet friendship intended to last forever. Will they? Love enters from two very diverse backgrounds. Yet, were they really so different after all? Bonding of man and wife, deceived by a clever, scheming villain who never lost his stipes. Multiple murders testing the faith of one who is abandoned, except by an investigator that searched for truth. Vindicated at last, but never lost to a recovered abuser. A new start once again with a time limit for life. The reminder of Job's trials in the Bible are a reminder to us all. This, a story one may find difficult to put down before completing the issues presented.
This story is for those who search, find, or have doubts during their journey of life. Larry