Hometown Favorite: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Hometown Favorite: A Novel

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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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In this modern-day Job story, Dewayne Jobe is the high school athlete who had it all, becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist in college and marrying the girl of his dreams. But his life soon spirals out of control when a devastating loss severely tests his faith.


—Tamara Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441234698
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 91,125
  • File size: 910 KB

Meet the Author

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.
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 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 Tennessee.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    enry O. Arnold modernize the story of Job

    Although their team lost the Mississippi state championship game, the three stars remain heroes in Springdale as they go off to college. Wide receiver and linebacker Dewayne Jobe gores to USC quarterback Sly Adams to Miami and linebacker Jesse Webb to Mississippi. Dewayne and Sly become superstars contending for the Heisman while Jesse¿s career ends with an injury. At school Dewayne meets affluent Rosella Caldwell they fall in love and marry.------------- Dewayne and Sly go to the NFL as stars while Jesse dies in a drunken driving incident. Dewayne, Rosella and her parents rescue her nephew Bruce and her niece Sabrina from their addicted mom Bonita. Rosella gives birth to their child. Dewayne is on top of the world and thankful to the Lord, his widowed mom, and his wife until a tragedy, a personal life threatening health issue and betrayals by loved ones leave him to understand how Job felt.----------------- Using football as a mechanism Bill Barton and Henry O. Arnold modernize the story of Job as several traumatic incidents in a short time leave Dewayne in all sorts of anguish. Will he blame the Lord for deserting him or will he seek solace in the Lord while going through incredible layers of traumas? Young adult fans will appreciate this inspirational tale of the football star sacked several times until his life seems fumbled away.----------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    A real football hero.

    Hometown Favorite is one of the most inspiring books I have read. I began reading expecting a story about football, but quickly found I was caught up in a story about life. By this time I couldn't put it down. If you are having struggles in your life, or know someone who is, this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Enjoyed this book from beginning to end...wouldn't mind a sequel

    Enjoyed this book from beginning to end...wouldn't mind a sequel :-)

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