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Publication Date: 2015
In Wrestling for My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith.
With millions of fans, Michaels had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE it had to affect everything. Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world and shares insights for all of us.
In 2010, Shawn Michaels retired from the WWE after a successful run of over twenty years in the ring. A native of San Antonio, TX, Shawn officially became a part of the WWF (now the WWE) in 1988. An eleven-time winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and WWEs Match of the Year Award, Michaels has been blessed enough to be the WWE World Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, Royal Rumble winner (twice), Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion along with many other noteworthy accolades. He also has compiled list of memorable nicknames that fans across the world associate with his career in the WWE, including: The Heartbreak Kid, The Showstopper, The Headliner, The Main Event, The Icon and Mr. Wrestlemania.
In addition to his wrestling career, Shawn continues his work in the area of Christian ministry working with various churches, charities and organizations which allow him the opportunity to the spread and advance of the gospel. Since his retirement from the WWE, Shawn has turned his focus toward spending more time with his wife and kids, while hosting Shawn Michaels MacMillan River Adventures television show on the Outdoor Channel. Shawn currently lives on his ranch in west Texas with his wife Rebecca and their two children, Cameron and Cheyenne.
Graham CudlippPrescott, OntarioAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Wrestling for My LifeJune 12, 2015Graham CudlippPrescott, OntarioAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I saw Shawn Michaels interviewed on the Robison Life Today TV programme and was really impressed with his message and his transformation.
I plan on giving a copy to my son-in-law who is a wrestling fan and unfortunately is not a believer (yet).
I learned a lot about the "Montreal Screwjob" with Brett Hart on page 50 etc.
I also read Dr James Dobson's "Straight Talk to Men" which Michaels recommends.
Chas Ray5 Stars Out Of 5Worth it!April 8, 2015Chas RayQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Michaels writes from the heart. Not what you would typically expect from a wrestler. He explains how he came to know Jesus and how it impacted his career and how he chose to share it in the business.
tickmenotKansas CityGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5And In This Corner....April 2, 2015tickmenotKansas CityGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the true story of professional wrestler Shawn Michaels changed life and transformation after he became a follower of Christ.
Shawn's life is really a story of two parts. The life he had before Christ, and after Christ. In his earlier life, he was a popular wrestling star who was so caught up in a self-destructive lifestyle that his health was almost ruined, he paid very little attention to his family, and only thought of himself in all the decisions he made. Wrestling was the only thing that mattered to him. Despite that, his destructive lifestyle was so out of control that he had to leave wrestling. And no one expected that he would ever return.
A different man.
Then his entire life changed. He became a follower of Christ, and his whole existence and outlook underwent a transformation. The second part of his life began. He adopted a new set of priorities, and wrestling was no longer the number one thing in his life. Following God became his first priority, followed by his family. He got off drugs, and really enjoyed spending time with his wife and children.
And then miraculously he got a second chance at wrestling, and came back. But it was a new man that returned to the wrestling ring, with a different set of priorities. This Shawn thought about what his words and actions meant to others, and he made a concerted effort to make amends with people he had hostile relationships with. He is very thankful for how much wrestling allowed him to express his faith. There were challenges keeping his new set of values but he was determined shine the light of God's love in everything he did.
How do you like me now?
Shawn Michaels has lived life two different ways, and will be the first to say that his second way of living has been the best. He is very honest when telling his story and earnestly cares about being a man of God. And he is a very happy man. His story of transformation is encouraging and enlightening. This 5-star book will appeal to all wrestling fans, and those who enjoy a true story of a changed life.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Zondervan Publishing and The Thomas Nelson Publishing BookLook Bloggers Program for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Wrestling for my life ~ Shawn MichaelsMarch 12, 2015debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2The story of Shawn Michaels, retired WWE wrestler tells the story of his career and faith in GOD. This is for those that love wrestling and want to know about his faith background. I am not a wrestling fan, but was intrigued to read about his faith and how he used GOD to help him through his daily walk in life. I found this book to be short and felt I needed to read his first book in order to really get the feeling of how GOD had changed his life.
If you are a wrestling fan you will appreciate this story. However, I am not and couldn't quite relate to some of the chapters of the people he was talking about. I could relate to his descriptions of how his faith and GOD works in your life. This is a book for the men in your life, I don't think my female friends would enjoy it that much. I give Shawn credit for being honest, open and pray that his effort will reach those that do not have a relationship with JESUS.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through booklook bloggers. 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising