Wrestling With The Devil – Book Review
I have never been a football or professional wrestling fan. Truth be told, I’m really not into most organized sports. So, you may be surprised to see me recommending Wrestling With The Devil by Lex Luger – the autobiography of a former football player who is best known for becoming the three-time world heavyweight wrestling champion known as “the Total Package” – and for the lurid scandals that followed.
But, here’s the thing. While I may never have been dazzled by the on-screen antics of this former narcissistic wrestler or impressed by the bad-boy behavior that plagued this once popular athlete, nothing catches my attention faster than stories about prodigals who live life in the fast lane, destroy themselves in the process of pursuing fame, fortune, and meaningless addictions – and then, experience a life-transforming encounter with the living God.
Lex Luger – a pill-popping, alcohol-abusing felon whose womanizing tore his family apart – was one such man. And Wrestling With The Devil is his story.
Lex Luger was a golden boy who had it all – yet, what he had was never enough. As a youth, Lex (born Larry Pfohl) was rebellious and always causing his parents and coaches heartbreak. Although he was raised with good values, Lex never felt the rules applied to him – an attitude which was instrumental in his downfall.
Some people have to lose everything before they can ask themselves:
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? (Matthew 16:26)
Steve Borden, also known as the wrestler Sting, says it like this:
This book is about how Lex Luger got from where he was then – a convicted felon, a womanizer, a drug user, a worshiper of self and money and fame – to a man who experienced one of the most dramatic and miraculous transformations I’ve ever seen. Wrestling With The Devil is a wild ride, a behind-the-scenes look at Lex’s glory days of wrestling, the tragic crash that followed, and his remarkable journey of discovering true strength.
Wrestling With The Devil has something for everyone. Sports lovers will enjoy reading about football and pro wrestling from an insider’s perspective. Those who have suffered physical setbacks or experienced extreme loss as a result of their own poor choices will cherish this book as it shows that hope is available and comebacks are possible to all.
You don’t have to be into sports to enjoy Lex’s autobiography. We need more books like this: real life stories of people who have everything – lose it all – yet still find new life and redemption in the hands of a loving God.
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About Lex Luger
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.
For More Information:
- Visit Lex’s Website.
- Read Wrestling With The Devil – Chapter One.
- Read Wrestling With The Devil – Discussion Guide .
- Connect with Lex on Facebook and Twitter.
- Visit Amazon.
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