Thursday, November 5, 2009

One Fine Season by Michael Sheehan

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

One Fine Season

(AuthorHouse - November 25, 2008)


Michael Sheehan


Michael Sheehan is CEO and founder of BioResource, a company that distributes natural remedies including the popular INFLAMYAR ointment for sports injuries. He wrote One Fine Season to honor the memories of two childhood friends who died young, before they could realize their dreams.

One Fine Season is true to life. It draws on Sheehan’s religious education at a Catholic seminary and his experience as a high school baseball and collegiate soccer player. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Sheehan also earned a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University. He lives in Northern California.


ONE FINE SEASON tells the story of a promising young athlete who must rise from the ashes of devastating personal loss to fulfill a pact made years earlier with his best friend.

Best friends Pete O’Brien and Danny Grace are gifted college athletes, both hoping for careers as professional baseball players. When tragedy strikes, Danny struggles to cope with his overwhelming grief and fulfill a pact the young men made years earlier: to play in the World Series.

Events unexpectedly thrust Danny into the spotlight with the new expansion team in Sacramento. Three guides – an aging catcher, spiritual centerfielder and wise manager – plus a beautiful woman lead him on a healing journey, revealing that even death cannot break the bonds of true friendship.

If you would like to read an excerpt from the first chapter of One Fine Season, go HERE.

My thoughts:

I was really looking forward to this book, as I love books about sports. Unfortunately I could not even finish this book. Why? Barely into chapter two, profanity shows up; and into chapter four, some not so Biblical theology. Mr. Sheehan's writing this story in memory of childhood friends is a noble task, and highly commendable, but while this book does have a spiritual element, the part that I read does not ascribe to tenets of the Christian faith as I understand and believe them to be.

I also want to share this review from Mocha with Linda. She is much more eloquent than I, and she did a wonderful job at giving a balanced Biblical review of this book. Please check it out.

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

You did just fine expressing your reservation, Jenny. Thanks for the link and for standing for truth.