Friday, October 29, 2010

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

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.

My Thoughts:

Zack and Rafer's friendship shows what life, love, and true friendship means from the eyes of twelve year old boys. It also emphasizes the impact we can have in each other's lives; whether we intend to or not.

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener is by far one of the best books I've read recently. Set in 1971, this book tells the story of these pre-teen boys' life-changing Little League season perfectly. The author made this story and these characters come so alive for me that as I was reading I kept almost forgetting that it was a fictional novel. I look forward to reading more from this author.


Rusty said...

Thank you so much for posting my book and the trailer on your blog! If you get a chance to review it, I’d be honored to see what you think.
Your fellow bookworm,
Rusty Whitener

Delia said...

Hi Rusty,

Thanks for stopping by! I've added my (short) review for your book. (Which was incredible, by the way.)

Thanks and God Bless!