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Baker Hometown Favorite

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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Review 1 for Hometown Favorite
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This book has a fantastic story line.

Date:September 27, 2012
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Chielo
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I never knew I would enjoy this book because I know next to nothing about football.
But I couldn't put it down until I finished.
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Review 2 for Hometown Favorite
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Date:March 2, 2011
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Irene
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You don’t have to enjoy sports to read this book. Although the story is centered on a football player’s life there is more to the story then just the game he plays. The story starts at the end of his high school career and follows through till the signing of his NFL contract. What transpires during these years will have you feeling every kind of emotion.
Even though you know this book is fiction you will relate to the story lines and feel the emotions of the characters as they deal with real life situations. This is not a feel good story all the way through. There are some tough pages to read. There is a happy wedding but there is also death. The ending will inspire you to continue even during dark times in your life. This is a book written from a man’s point of view but can definitely be enjoyed by all who read it.
I was given this book by christianreviewofbooks.com to review
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Review 3 for Hometown Favorite
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Date:September 13, 2010
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Esther Poitier
I really enjopyed this book. The author's writing was sometimes difficult to follow, but all in all it had a very excellent storyline. I highly recommend this book.
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Review 4 for Hometown Favorite
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Date:October 6, 2008
Jesse, a man is not defined by one event in his life. (p. 96)Coach Jake Hoppers words, spoken to one of his former high school football stars, became almost prophetic in my mind by the time I reached the final pages of Hometown Favorite. Truly, Bill Barton and Henry O. Arnold understand that life indeed has many defining moments, and whether we lose a ballgame, lose a family member or lose a friend, we each must choose whether or not we will cling to Gods strength to see us through or whether we will cling to our own bitterness and become broken. Hometown Favorite is a story ripe with unconditional love, raw with human emotion and seasoned with sorrow and suffering that adds the depth needed to draw this story to a satisfying and thought-provoking conclusion. Your heart will never view life as anything less than a precious gift from God once you have read this story!Hometown Favorite takes the reader on a journey through the life of Dewayne Jobe. Beginning in a small Mississippi town and reaching out as far as Los Angeles and Houston, this story is filled with richly textured, believable characters that range from Cheri Jobe, factory worker and sports mom, to Rosella Caldwell, daughter of wealthy L.A. parents and the love of Dewaynes life. Jesse and Sly are Dewaynes closest friends, and Coach Hopper is the man that loves each of the three men as his own sons. The story unfolds as easy-going and steady as Dewaynes rock-solid faith and intensifies to a point that almost squeezes the readers heart in two. This is a story about Gods grace and mercy about His sovereignty in every detail of our lives. We will all recognize the fact that even when life is filled with unbearable pain and times of suffering that the thread of hope binds us to the heart of our Heavenly Father. It is this hope that brings us through our suffering and into a renewed place of joy and life.
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