Derrick Walker has returned to Northfield, the town and high school where his dramatic rise to national basketball stardom once elevated him to the status of hometown hero. It’s also the place where his meteoric fall from grace branded him as “Northfield’s greatest disappointment.”
Hoping to redeem himself, Derrick accepts the opportunity of a lifetime: joining the legendary Coach John McKissack’s Northfield Warrior coaching staff. Derrick brings with him the triumph of having played Division 1 basketball. He also brings along the companionship of Nikki Coles, his vibrant and beautiful live-in girlfriend. But will that be enough? Will he ever be able to find the confidence to overcome the disastrous past that haunts and taunts him at every turn?
And, when Derrick’s present Northfield world begins to unravel, threatening every significant relationship in his life, will he find redemption? Or will he become Northfield’s biggest failure
. . . again?
The Northfield Way follows Derrick’s story—the human story we all share—as he searches for answers to his deepest questions and darkest fears. Ultimately, the compelling wisdom of Coach Mac’s Northfield Way guides Derrick onto the path of grace, a path that leads his heart to faith, hope, and love.