From the creators of War Room comes Overcomer, the story of a high school principal forced to coach a sport he doesn't know or like who crosses paths with a student struggling on her journey.
A novelization by

Chris Fabry

based on the motion picture by

Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick

Cover of Overcomer, a novelization based on the motion picture by Alex and Stephen Kendrick

What do you allow to define you?

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth...until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

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About the authors

Chris Fabry, award-winning author and radio personality
Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.

Chris’s novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, and The Promise of Jesse Woods, have won five Christy Awards, an ECPA Christian Book Award, and two Awards of Merit from Christianity Today. His eightieth published book, Under a Cloudless Sky, is a novel set in the coalfields of his home state of West Virginia. His books include movie novelizations, like the bestseller War Room; nonfiction; and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and the Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins.

Alex Kendrick, actor, writer, and director of War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants
Alex Kendrick

Alex Kendrick is an award-winning author gifted at telling stories of hope and redemption. He is best known as an actor, writer, and director of the films Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling books The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battle Plan for Prayer. Alex has received more than thirty awards for his work, including best screenplay, best production, and best feature film. Alex has spoken to churches, universities, and conferences all across America and in other countries. He has been featured on FOX News, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Time magazine, and many other media outlets. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and attended seminary before being ordained into ministry. Alex and his wife, Christina, live in Albany, Georgia, with their six children. They are active members of Sherwood Church.

Stephen Kendrick, speaker, co-writer and producer of War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants
Stephen Kendrick

Stephen Kendrick is a speaker, film producer, and author with a ministry passion for prayer and discipleship. He is a cowriter and producer of the movies Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants and cowriter of the New York Times bestsellers The Battle Plan for Prayer, The Resolution for Men, and The Love Dare. The Love Dare quickly became a number one New York Times bestseller and stayed on the list for more than two years. Stephen has spoken at churches, conferences, and seminars around the nation and has been interviewed by Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, the Washington Post, and other media outlets. He is a cofounder and board member of the Fatherhood Commission. He graduated from Kennesaw State University and attended seminary before being ordained into ministry. Stephen and his wife, Jill, live in Albany, Georgia, where they homeschool their six children. They are active members of Sherwood Church in Albany.