Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler  -     By: Lex Luger, Evans
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Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler

Tyndale House / 2013 / Hardcover

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Here's your backstage pass to meet the wrestling mega-sensation Lex Luger. "The Total Package" was on top of his game in the ring, but when the cameras weren't rolling he struggled with sex, drugs, and alcohol. Discover never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how he found redemption in Christ. 272 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1414378726
ISBN-13: 9781414378725
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

Lex Luger, wrestling megasensation and three-time world heavyweight champion, ruled the ring for years as “The Total Package.” Whether he was making a dramatic entrance from a helicopter, defeating champ Hulk Hogan, or sculpting a near-perfect physique, Lex was on top of his game. Yet backstage, he was wrestling with addictions to sex, drugs, and alcohol—things he clung to even when his mistress died suddenly of a drug overdose and Lex went to jail. There, Lex faced the truth: he was losing the fight for his life. And still awaiting him was his most brutal opponent yet, when the wrestling champ found himself helplessly paralyzed from the neck down. In Wrestling with the Devil, Lex Luger reveals never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how, through unexpected faith, grace, and redemption, he overcame all odds to fight the only battle that really matters.

Author Info

Lex Luger is a former pro football player and world champion wrestler. His meteoric rise in the ring masked a self-destructive and relentless drive for fame and fortune fueled by money, possessions and addiction. Only divine intervention saved him from himself. Since his spiritual awakening in 2006, Lex now cautions others on the dangers of wrong decisions and encourages people to make positive life choices.

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  1. Pennsylvania
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good summer book
    August 31, 2014
    bookworm
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Wrestling with the Devil is a true story about Lex Luger who was a professional wrestler and champion. In the spotlight, Lex seemed to have it all: perfect physique, a body of extreme health, wealth, fame, and anything money could buy. However, behind the scenes, his life was falling apart due to his addictions to alcohol, sex, and drugs. Then, when his mistress died from a drug overdose, Lexs life took a nosedive which eventually landed him in jail. While he was in jail, he realized that he was losing lifes greatest battle when he encountered the truth of Jesus Christ. When Lex finally realized this, he gave his life to Jesus and that is when his life begun to change for the better. With Jesuss help, Lex was able to overcome his addictions and find what he was looking for all along: true satisfaction, grace, and love. I found this to be a remarkable story of redemption and second chances. I recommend this book for all sports lovers out there especially those who love wrestling.
  2. WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent story of redemption
    July 29, 2014
    reli
    WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was the story of a very popular wrestler who went down the wrong road of drugs and addictions and it very nearly killed him, but through the help of a relentless county jail chaplain, he came to know God and accepted Him as Savior and became a new man. Then a spinal cord injury sidelined him for awhile and he overcame great obstacles there as well. It was and is a wonderful story of redemption and how God wants to use all of us to further His kingdom. There is no such thing as "too far gone." The story was well-written and grabbed my attention and held it.
  3. VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Wrestling With The Devil
    June 26, 2014
    Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Let me be honest, I only picked up Wrestling With the Devil at the local library because it was part of the 2014 Tyndale Summer Reading Program. Growing up, I remember us kids watching Lex Luger in the wrestling ring and not liking him much. He was so cocky and acted like a jerk. I really did not expect the book to be a good read for me and reluctantly picked it up, having not so good expectations.

    The book starts off with an impressive introduction from the wrestler Sting. Wow! My mind was right away changing about what to expect. In the beginning, Lex describes his growing up years and how different he was from his other family members. He tells how much trouble he was in through school. He really did sound like he was a jerk. He continues to tell of his college years, playing professional football, and finally how he began professional wrestling.

    He goes through his entire wrestling career, including the highs and lows. But it seemed like he was constantly searching for something and never was happy. Bad habits and drugs led to many times in jail.

    Then he discovered the power of becoming a Christian. It was amazing and inspiring to read how much he transformed into a likeable and admirable person. I loved reading about his faith and forgiving and giving nature. Such great testimony and proof that beauty, fame and fortune does not bring happiness but God's love does.

    After reading for so much in the book about Peggy and the children, I would have liked to have had an update on them. Did the kids go to college as planned? Did Peggy forgive him? Are they friends now? Maybe does not sound like a big deal, but I spent over half of the book reading about them and then they were not mentioned anymore.

    I did enjoy this book and do believe that it is worth a read. I found it to be so inspiring and a reminder that no matter what God forgives and he is always there.

    4 1/2 stars.
  4. upstate NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Good
    May 22, 2014
    Virginia
    upstate NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is the testimony of Lex Luger, a professional wrestler, who led a destructive lifestyle before finding God. The author is honest in his description of his former lifestyle, conversion and current life. I thought the book was interesting even though I am not a wrestling fan. There are photos in the book of the author and others he mentioned during the story.
  5. Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Wrestling with the Devil
    August 13, 2013
    debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This is the very basic story of how the wrestling champ Lex Luger became known to the wrestling world. Lex tells of his high school years, his goal of becoming a football star and then life taking a turn and he gets involved with wrestling. This is a short book and I found it to be very uneventful, quite boring for my reading. But I did force myself to read it to the end and managed to read it all.

    The story is a Christian book, however the book does not mention GOD or faith until page 129 then it is only mentioned in one line, last paragraph of the chapter that his friend is a Christian. Then the next time GOD or faith is mentioned is at the very end on page 169 about how he reads from the Gideon Bible. The book is a total of 217 pages. I was wish faith had been made through the whole book, I think if the structure of the story being told, mixed with his faith and belief vs. his past would have made a much better story line.

    I would not recommend this for my friends to read, as I had a very hard time getting through it.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Tyndale Blog Network.. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
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