The Fight - eBook
The Fight - eBook  -     By: Luke Wordley
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Sam Pennington's life has fallen apart. His father is dead. His mum's started drinking. And now they've been dumped in a dismal public-housing complex in East London. Sam's anger at his circumstances puts him on the brink of expulsion from school and into dangerous conflict with those around him.

Professional boxing trainer Jerry Ambrose has finally gotten everything together. After a turbulent early life, his newfound faith has helped him reconcile with his past and dedicate his life to helping others.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781414395708
ISBN-13: 9781414395708

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Sam Pennington’s life has fallen apart. His father is dead. His mum’s started drinking. And now they’ve been dumped in a dismal public-housing complex in East London. Sam’s anger at his circumstances puts him on the brink of expulsion from school and into dangerous conflict with those around him.

Professional boxing trainer Jerry Ambrose has finally gotten everything together. After a turbulent early life, his newfound faith has helped him reconcile with his past and dedicate his life to helping others.

But when a brutal street fight leads Sam to Jerry’s boxing club, both their futures are thrown into question. As Jerry reaches out to Sam, an extraordinary fighting talent emerges—a talent that reopens the wounds of Jerry’s own life. Both find themselves battling what can happen to a man’s soul when his anger is channeled through his fists.

Despite wowing ringside crowds, Sam’s boxing success fails to bring him peace or happiness, while Jerry’s inner struggles threaten the very core of his beliefs. Can Sam be saved from his rage? Or will Jerry’s reawakened ambition tear them both apart?

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  1. Sofia Marie
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    God's love through the tough times
    December 20, 2016
    Sofia Marie
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Typical Sam: "Yep, these boys were going to be trouble. Sam had seen them across the street, talking and staring when he and his mum were moving into their flat. The next day the oldest one had knocked on the door and asked if Sam wanted to play football. Sam had refused. He knew what they were trying to do lure him out. A fight was just a matter of time."

    Typical Jerry: "Jerry didnt fret. His passion was to see young lives turned around, as his own had been many years earlier. In his mind, success in the ring was of only secondary importance."

    Sam use to have a pretty good life with his dad and mum. But now that his dad is dead and his mum is quickly becoming an alcoholic, Sam gets angry at the world. He starts fights, most of the time when the odds are stacked against him.

    Jerry could have made it big in boxing... He tries to squelch the memories and puts his all into training other boxers. God has turned him around, and he wants to see others turned around too. But when Sam comes across his path and Jerry sees the future the boy could have, who will win - Jerry's pride or God?

    "The Fight" is an amazing story, full of the truths we often don't hear represented. Here is the story about the bad side of town, about fights, drinking, and threats of rape. (The book does include a bit of swearing.) Yet this is a story overwhelmingly full of God's love and forgiveness. Sam learns more about Christ, and Jerry's faith strengthens, and then fails, and then strengthens again. The battle rages in both hearts, reminding the reader that God's forgiveness will never stop.
  2. Donna
    Georgia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Christian fiction
    May 9, 2016
    Donna
    Georgia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for The Fight.
    I must admit I am not a fan of boxing but something about the author's words and his writing style drew me into the story. I liked this book very much.

    After his father's death Sam Pennington's life falls apart. He and his mother have to move from their farm to a low housing apartment in East London. His mother starts drinking. Young Sam is bitter and angry and he is about to be expelled from school.

    After leading a rough and disappointing life Jerry Ambrose has gotten his life together and owns a boxing club.. Due to his new found faith he has dedicated his life to helping others.

    After a brutal fight Sam is lead to Jerry's boxing club. With Jerry's help they find that Sam has the potential to be a great boxer. Will the thrill of the crowd, success and money give Sam peace and happiness? Will he find love and a family? Enjoy reading about Sam's journey and where it leads him. There is a lot in this book to learn and enjoy.

    I received a free copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
  3. Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    enjoyable
    July 19, 2015
    Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Fight.
    I am not sure exactly what I loved about this book but I loved it. The words just flowed smoothly. It was hard to understand Sam at first but you grow to really like him. I liked Jerry from the beginning. He made one mad a few times near the end but than made up for it. I received this book from book fun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
  4. Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Book with A Powerful Message
    March 31, 2015
    Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Fight.
    This is one of those fictional books that reads like a true story. For a while there... I honestly had to keep checking just to see if the book was fiction or non-fiction. It is so realistic!

    I was immediately caught up in the story. A kid who was given a tough hand in life. After some major life crisis', he is changes - going from "good boy" to a fighter, one who is not doing well in school, and often bringing shame to his mother. To cope - she turns to alcohol, which of course only makes matters worse.

    Sam's life continues to spiral until as a teenager he meets Jerry - boxing trainer. Providence lands him at the boxing club - which becomes not only an outlet, but a tool God uses to minister to him as well as draw Him to the Lord. Jerry has problems of his own - a troubled past and some deeply buried anger. As the two begin to work together, God also is doing a work of His own in both of their lives.

    This is a powerfully moving story - that will not only open your eyes, but will open your tear ducts at times. You will cry, get angry, and even laugh. And you might even find yourself praying for the characters in the book - of course until you remind yourself this book is just fictional!

    There are many other people in this story worth mentioning - Sam's mother, Jerry's wife, and several guys from the boxing gym. Each plays a very special role in making the story turn out just right!

    So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today!! You won't regret it and you will be sharing this book with others so it can impact their lives as well!

    I was blessed with this book by The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to review it positively.
  5. Carrie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspirational Debut Novel
    March 17, 2015
    Carrie
    This review was written for The Fight.
    Definitely giving this debut novel by Luke Wordley five stars. From the very first sentence my attention was riveted to this story. Sam is a thirteen year old boy whose father died and he and his mom are forced to move into public housing. Sam sinks into bitterness and anger and his mom into alcoholism. Sam's one outlet is fighting. One day he runs into the wrong gang and is rescued by another young man who just happens to be a member of the local boxing club. Here Sam is introduced to the boxing coach, Jerry, who is a Christian. Jerry has been having his own struggles with his faith.

    This author has successfully written a novel that will keep your attention. I found myself wrapped up in every one of the characters and their part in the story. I found myself identifying with each one in some way or another. I can only imagine how I would feel as a kid who lost my dad and the life I knew. And the mom who has no idea how to handle a son who went from the good kid to the bully while dealing with her own grief. And Coach Jerry, trying to come to grips with his own struggles from the past and overcome his doubts and anger toward God. There's also Gloria, Jerry's wife, who has to maintain grace while her husband struggles and is sometimes not so nice to her and their children.

    This is a Christian novel, but doesn't come across "preachy " at all. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story and certainly to anyone interested in boxing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it as an adult (and a woman, at that!), but feel that it would appeal to teenage boys.

    I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network and the publisher in exchange for my honest review which I have given.
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