Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Season of Miracles

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Season of Miracles
Kregel Publications; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)


Rusty Whitener


 Rusty Whitener is a novelist, screenwriter, and actor. His first screenplay, Touched, won second place at the 2009 Kairos Prize at the Los Angeles Movieguide Awards and first place at the Gideon film festival. That screenplay soon became A Season of Miracles. The movie version of this book is now in production with Elevating Entertainment. Find out more at and Videos and book club discussion questions are also available at


A Season of Miracles is a must read for anyone who has ever played youth baseball. I read the book, and was reacquainted with my childhood. In the midst of an enjoyable read that took me down memory lane was a touching, challenging and beautiful story about how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.”—Matt Diaz, outfielder, Atlanta Braves
“Baseball, inspiration and childhood memories—a great combination. I couldn’t put it down!”—Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys
“Rusty Whitener weaves a deft tale of young friendship and the curve balls of faith, the whole story seasoned with sunshine and the leathery scent of baseball gloves!”—Ray Blackston, author of Flabbergasted
A Season of Miracles is a heartwarming all American story of small town boys and Little League baseball. You’ll be cheering this captivating bunch of characters all the way home both in their game of baseball and the bigger game of life.”—Ann Gabhart, award-winning author of The Outsider


Looking back on the 1971 Little League season, Zack Ross relives the summer that changed his life…

Gunning for the championship is all that matters until twelve-year-old Zack meets Rafer, a boy whose differences make him an outcast but whose abilities on the baseball field make him the key to victory.

Admired for his contribution to the team, Rafer turns everyone’s expectations upside down, bestowing a gift to Zack and his teammates that forces them to think—is there more to life than winning or losing? And what is this thing called grace?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Season of Miracles, go HERE.


Rusty Whitener has created a poignant tale of boys, baseball and summer in the early 1970's that is at the same time tough and tender. Desperate to win the elusive Little League Championship for the first time ever, Zack and his buddies are stunned when they discover the amazing talent hidden within Rafer. What they learn from Rafer that amazing summer will bind them together and provide a life lesson that will remain long after the balls and gloves are put away. I loved the boys' various personalities and how their testosterone-laden bravado slips enough to reveal their tender hearts. Zack's doubts and questions about faith are honest and real, and I held my breath as the story built to its stirring conclusion. This novel captivated my interest and tugged at my heartstrings until the final page. Don't miss this sweet book.


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Barbara H. said...

This sounds really good, especially as I am a mom of three boys, two of whom played baseball.

Rusty said...

Thank you so much for posting my book and the trailer on your blog. But most of all, thank you for taking the time to read "A Season of Miracles," and then to review it. Your review was a great encouragement to me!
Your fellow bookworm,
Rusty Whitener