A willingness to look upon and release attack thoughts and repressed emotions is the only way out of fear. We can try to change our behavior, but fundamental change must occur at the level of mind.
Corey Brand is an all-star baseball player at the height of his career. It appears as though he is living a successful life with all his wealth, good looks, and popularity. But bubbling away under the surface, Corey has a powder keg of repressed emotions and grievances against his father.
Though not willing to admit it, Corey is desperately crying out for help. He has run from all the major relationships in his life and is on a path of self-destruction. While our tolerance for pain is high, says Jesus in "A Course in Miracles," it has it limits. Corey is suspended from baseball when his anger erupts on the field and he ends up hitting a young bat boy.
A mandatory trip back to his hometown to coach a little league baseball team is Corey's ticket out of the hell of his life. Though it seems to be the last thing Corey would ever think of wanting to do, he opens up to the joy of coaching young players and even gets introduced to a lost love. It's here in this gentle backdrop that Corey can finally come face to face with the harsh reality of his alcohol addiction and his deep-seated belief in victimhood.
The local recovery program Corey must attend is located in a church. He is surprised to learn that addictions go way beyond alcohol and drugs, and is even more surprised to see courageous men and women sharing their pain and shame and a no-holds-barred way in the recovery groups.
When Corey finally hits rock bottom, it turns out to be just what he needs to go back to the recovery program to face his demons. He experiences first-hand the practical healing nature of God's plan for salvation when one's shame, hurt and guilt can be safely shared and released through prayer with supportive brothers by his side.
This is an inspiring movie of seeing we don't know our advances from our retreats. Get ready to see Corey's heart burst wide open in this movie in the very last place he ever thought it would.
Movies are an excellent way to watch your mind, to pay attention to your emotions, and to help you discover your unconscious beliefs.
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