Started it with our Men's group and it open the doors for talking with other men , knowing men go through the same issues but don't know how to open up or put that trust in others . Helped our Men's group to reach out to others but also amongst each other. Moved our Men's group to the next level.
In 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.
Okay 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.
The 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."
"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.