Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler-His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption - eBook
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Vendor: Tyndale Momentum
Publication Date: 2013
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maciemollysdadAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome Book!!July 11, 2016maciemollysdadAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read a bunch of different wrestler autobiographies over the years & I have to say that Lex's book is one of the best ones I have ever read. Some of the books I have read over time waste a lot of time going in to tons of details about different matches but Lex focuses on the basics of his life & career that give you what you need to know. I really love how he rounds the story out by showing how his life was at its darkest & how his discovery of God & salvation turned his life around. It's great to see how God has used Lex's gifts to reach out to others.
bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good summer bookAugust 31, 2014bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Wrestling 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.
reliWIAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent story of redemptionJuly 29, 2014reliWIAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This 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.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Wrestling With The DevilJune 26, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Let 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.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5GoodMay 22, 2014Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This 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.
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