Overcomer

Overcomer

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Description

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

Award-winning author Chris Fabry brings to life the Overcomer screenplay by the Kendrick brothers (War Room, Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants). The book's bonus features include a discussion guide and production and movie photos. Available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook formats.

Excerpt

Download the first chapter of Overcomer here:

PDF Excerpt from Tyndale House Publishers

The Movie

Chris' novelization of Overcomer is based on the motion picture screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick. To learn more about the film, visit the Overcomer Movie website.

Resources

For additional Overcomer-related resources for your church, home, and family, please visit the Overcomer Movie Resources website.

What Readers Are Saying . . .

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    NOVEL REVIEWS

  • "[In this] soul-searching novel of faith, friendship, and promises, Chris Fabry invigorates the small-town lives of three teens in 1970s West Virginia with his exquisite, lyrical writing. . . . A literary delight . . . this novel is worthy of a standing ovation."

    SHELF AWARENESS on The Promise of Jesse Woods

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    Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes series

  • "Fabry has included so much meaningful spiritual content that it is difficult to remain unchanged after reading this book. . . . A fantastic story of the meaning and power of prayer."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4½-Star Top Pick Review of War Room

  • "Fabry's [The Promise of Jesse Woods] could have been too heavy due to the subject matter and the tumultuousness of the time period, but his superior writing skills make it more of a nostalgic, sweet tale. . . . This is a fast-paced read with many endearing characters."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review

  • "[Every Waking Moment] has authentic characters, a compelling narrative, and a complex exploration of the brokenness and hope of human life."

    Susannah Clements, department chair of literature, Regent University

  • "Ultimately a story of love and forgiveness, [Dogwood] should appeal to a wide audience."

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  • "[Fabry's] poignant story is driven by deeply drawn characters who evoke empathy and frustration, compassion and anger. But in the end, the painful labor of rebirth will bring tears of joy!"

    Christine, CBD Fiction Editor, on Looking into You

  • "Fabry has written a nail-biter with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers riveted."

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  • "In this edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense, all of the characters ring true."

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