In Overcomer, the new movie from the Kendrick Brothers that opens in theaters this August, Alex Kendrick plays a high school basketball coach whose team seems destined for greatness. But things don't always go as we hope, which is why it's important to have a mentor or coach in our lives-a key friend we can turn to for guidance as we look to honor God with our gifts and talents.
Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.