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Author and pastor Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really area man created in the image of God with a warriors heartand how to fight the good fight for whats right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fightthe ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family.
Craig will also look at examples from the Bible, including our good buddy Samson. Yep, the dude with the rippling biceps and hippie hair and a thing for Delilah. You may be surprised how much we have in common with this guy. By looking at his life, youll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. Youll become who God made you to be:
A man who knows how to fight for whats right.
And dont you dare show up for this fight unarmed. Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God
Its time to fight like a man. For Gods Sake, FIGHT.
New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App. He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
MikeMontanaAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Don't be afraid to fight-July 5, 2014MikeMontanaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4In today's culture where men are feminized and told to "behave" Craig's lesson is countercultural to say the least. He is not advocating brute or bully attitudes to be lived by men, and not living for escapism via all of the "blood sport" opportunities currently available. He is advocating that a man is to understand and live his role, as defined by God to lead and protect his family. Most all who read will be somewhat familiar of Samson's story, however Craig explores some of the details excellently, and then slams the reader with questions to jolt you awake to question if you are demonstrating a similar flaw in your life. It can be easy to look at Samson's life and critique it however most men have huge blind spots that are equivalent to Samson's.
DestinyMNAge: 35-44Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5Misleading, a Samson commentary, how not to fail.February 12, 2014DestinyMNAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2Okay book, quick read, too much focus on an Old Testament man best known for failure and falling into sin. Reads more as a commentary on the life of Samson with a few of Craig's original stories included. Seem like a book where the author is pressing to write a book rather than a book flowing out by inspiration. More focus on the sickness, sin than on the cure, Jesus. Could have been written the other way with more focus on Jesus and less on sin. I have read other books by Craig, and would recommend the Christian Atheist instead of this. Not his best work, but by no means bad. I still intend to read books by Craig, he is a good story teller.
bencjr5 Stars Out Of 5January 11, 2014bencjrQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book really inspire me as a man whom God created that the best the God has for us doesn't comes to our laps. Their are times as believer's we must fight for those things which God has promise for us. "If God be for me who can be against me."
Chris TaboneAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5It's time that men be menSeptember 16, 2013Chris TaboneAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"God created men to have the heart of a warrior, placing a desire within us to stand up and fight for what's pure, for what's true. A man has a warrior's heart (13)." In his book Fight, Craig Groeschel challenges men to be a warrior for God by "knowing your weaknesses and turning to God to empower you to be the man he made you to be (27)." The point is that men turn first to God, gain their strength through the Holy Spirit, and they then live it out.
Fight is a quick and easy read, but just because it's an easy read doesn't mean that the material is easy to flesh out. Craig uses the example of the Old Testament character Samson to explain the areas in a man's life that we need to be on the lookout for. For example on page 60 Craig talks about how we must turn the I want "it" in to I want "God." When we begin to act and live in such a manor we will begin to be able to fight again sinful issues within our lives.
This book is a great read and one that every man young and old should check out. By being willing to stand up and fight we could see a generation of men who take the role given to us by God more seriously and the result could be a better world to live in.
BuehlerToronto, ON3 Stars Out Of 5Perfect for potty-page-turningSeptember 12, 2013BuehlerToronto, ONQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2Craig Groeschel isn't funny. That's probably harsh to say about a guy I've never met, seeing as how reading such a comment written by someone else towards me would probably hurt my feelings. But I think he knows his jokes are bad--most preachers do. But they still spit punchlines like their paycheque depends on it.
What does that have to do with Groeschel's new book Fight? Well, if anyone has watched/listened to one of his sermons, you would recognize that he writes in a similar voice. Fight is posed as a book for men, and the general audience target seems to be men married with children--although the content is not exclusive. Groeschel's basic premise is that all men will have battles that they must fight in life, and God provides the strength we all need to fight like the "warrior" God has made us to be, using the story of Samson in the Bible as an example of everything men should NOT be like.
Maybe I'm simply not the intended target, but the macho, jock-talk, oh-I-wish-I-was-an-MMA-fighter talk just doesn't motivate me to pick up my rugged cross and run a hundred miles with it over my shoulder. The warrior-speak just doesn't do it for me. But I suppose for those men who are into jock-talk and oft picture themselves as Mel Gibson in Braveheart, being told you're a warrior is inspiring.
Something else I don't care for is the short 2-3 page "chapters". Where a "normal" book that I am used to reading has a handful of chapters with subheadings to break up the chapter a bit, Fight is organized in a way that those subsections are chapters unto themselves. I suppose again the target reader is someone that is labeled as having a short attention span? I don't know. I will say it makes for great a great potty-page-turner, where you can finish a chapter easily in a sitting.
In spite of how my analysis may sound, I actually very much enjoy Groeschel's writing, speaking, and all that has become under his LifeChurch.tv ministry. But I find this book to be quite shallow in life-changing content. It's as if Groeschel was under contract to right another book, and this is the best he could come up with.
Fact of the matter is, the book reads like a really long drawn out sermon. Groeschel is hosting a simulcast on October 26th focusing on the topic of Fight, promoted as a men's ministry event. I think if you register and listen in on the content of this event, you won't need to buy the book.
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