For those of us who like to read and may be feeling a bit down, a faith based book as Wrestling For My Life is a key pick-me-up.
When you think of Christian athletes you hear names like Russell Wilson and Tim Tebow, but did you know that Shawn Michaels is one as well. I didn't. That alone was a reason to pick-up this book as I was intrigued by that thought. I always look at wrestlers as mean as they come but there is another side of them.
In Wrestling for My Life, Shawn Michaels opened up about his days in being in the WWE and the many different struggles he went through. He began the book by sharing how he became addicted to pain pills after suffering from extreme pain from his injuries in wrestling. He admitted that some days he took up to thirty-five pills a day. Which you would imagine from the hits, trips and falls they take that some would be needed. But, obviously that amount is a bit much.
His wife, Rebecca prayed daily that God would come rescue her husband and set him free. That moment came when his two year old son, Cameron crawled up on him while he was resting after taking a few pain pills and said, “Daddy’s tired”. Sometimes even the littlest things can lead you in the right direction. Especially if it involves your kids.
Shawn then was led by the Lord to find a local church to attend in Cornerstone. He began to increase his knowledge in God by joining in on a Bible study group as well and surrounding himself with supporting Christian friends. Soon enough he was led to salvation by asking Jesus into his heart and was saved. After doing that, his life began to change as the addiction went away and he began to work in a Christian ministry working with various Churches, charities and organizations.
It's simply amazing how God can turn your life around when all you have to do is find Him. Sometimes He finds you in amazing ways like with Shawn and through his son.
There is a lot more to this book that I won't give all away including an amazing photo gallery in the middle. I would recommend this book to everyone. It's a great read from cover to cover and to see the changes that God made in Shawn's life was amazing. I will say however if you like Wrestling, hunting, family and faith, you are covered here.
Now onto some other mumbo jumbo for rules:
- Contest open to U.S. Residents or those who have an address in the U.S. but live outside it (I checked with them on this rule so that was their decision)
- Contest ends on Wednesday November 25th 2015 with a winner being announced here in comments on November 26th 2015.