Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hometown Favorite by Bill Barton and Henry O. Arnold

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hometown Favorite

Revell (September 1, 2008)


Bill Barton and Henry O. Arnold


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.


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 as one of those rare athletes whose exceptional abilities place him in a league of his own.

He easily finds success both on and off the field. Dewayne's got a beautiful, intelligent wife running his lucrative endorsement business and carrying his child and the pristine white picket fence to boot. The only thing lacking is a road sign confirming his address on Easy Street.

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.

Combining realistic sports action and a deadly serious challenge to faith, Hometown Favorite is a story that won't let you up off the turf until the game clock hits zero.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Hometown Favorite, go HERE

"An amazing story of betrayal, forgiveness, redemption and hope. The characters are vibrant and alive. Barton and Arnold have a rare and keen understanding of human nature, making the spiritual truths of this story both profound and compelling."

~Michael W. Smith, recording artist

"Like a close game and a score that just won’t turn around, Dewayne’s true fans and Hometown Favorite readers will appreciate the daunting odds fate doles out and this story’s hard-won outcome."

~Darnell Arnoult, author of Sufficient Grace

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Bill and Henry can be reached through the Contact links on their Website

Come and visit some of those participation in this blog tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
Angela at Angela
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camille at There is a season
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at At Split Ends
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Erin at Life Around Here
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Kristy at I Need To Read
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nicole at Into The Fire
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rachel at Rachel Hauck
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rhonda at Whatever…
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Nicole said...

I'm up at Into the Fire.

Deena said...

Posting at 8:30 AM tomorrow at A Peek At My Bookshelf with a mini-preview.

Rulan said...

Posted mine.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Mine is scheduled to post on 10/9 at Another Road to Ramble.

David Meigs said...

Cut and pasted

Anonymous said...

i'm up at

Rel said...

Up down under :) Review to come

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted - review to follow

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Susan Stitch said...

I posted the standard html at because I haven't received the book yet. Will update when I read it. Thanks!

Brittanie said...


Andrea said...

Mine's up!

Kim said...

Posted with a review. AWESOME book!


CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted with a trailer, no review yet.

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the right sidebar. :)

Pam said...

Posted with a review at and

KeepItSimple said...

Set to post tomorrow.

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged at

Deanna said...

Will post tonight!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted - review to follow

Lynetta said...

Mine's posted

AndieJ said...

Mine's up with review! Loved this book!

Courtney said...

my post is up

Victoria said...

Mine is up...Good book!

carla stewart said...

I've posted and written a note--my husband read and loved the book--two-thumbs up!

Deborah said...

mines up

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Jenny said...

Mine's up with a review.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. No review. I just finished A Constant Heart. WOW!

Janna said...

Posted with a review - excellent book!

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

Gretchen Geyer said...


Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted and reviewed at NR and the Dregs.

CaroleMcDonnell said...

posted at darkparables