And although Shawn Michaels talks about these things through the lens of Christianity, that does not make them irrelevant to non-Christians. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Sally, and their two children. This is not primarily a book about professional wrestling. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Overall, the journey kinda relates much to what is happening to me now.
I had read his previous book, and enjoyed that. Thanks Shawn for your inspiration. How would one of the greatest wrestlers ever show he had made changes in his life to his wwe family? I had watched him both before and after his first retirement from wrestling. Anyway, as I read his musings, I did recognize some of the people he talked about. And he wasn't, until after he came back to wrestling after his first retirement. He tells a few wrestling stories in the book but this is really a book about a man's life before and after Christ.
I found myself inspired this time around. Going from a cocky superstar, who had it all, to finding what's missing in his life. I would like to comment on an earlier review where a person said that liberal Non-Believers should not read this book. He wasn't bragging about anything, other than God and how God's plan was unfolding, from even before Shawn was a Christian. I've been in a bit of a reading funk lately so I picked up this book as Shawn Michaels is my all time favorite wrestler. Comment Was this review helpful Customer reviews 3. I wouldn't mind matters of porn addiction and lowest-common-denominator entertainment being brought up as challenging issues, but.
I loved reading his story about him finding faith. He shares his mistakes and his following the road God planned for him, before he took Christ as his Lord and Savior, and afterwards. I have a lot of respect for the man and he has come a long way. I was into wrestling when I was a child. His testimony of how he came to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior is great look for it on youtube as well.
By his own words he tells you he should have been dead. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. I had no idea he was one. This was an aspect that really made the book entertaining and fulfilling. I thought it was interesting how Shawn described being born-again and the changes that came to his in-ring persona because of it. My husband enjoyed wrestling back in the '80's and I was familiar with the names of some of the legends. Shawn has found peace in his life, but he shares the struggles and obstacles that he endured, and still endures, in his quest to be the man God wants him to be, while still battling the daily struggles that life presents.
But more grounded in faith and family. It always amazes me to hear how God brings people from so many different backgrounds and experiences to the same place when they become a follower--- to Jesus Christ, his Son. A definite must read for a Shawn Michaels fan. Sufficient wrestling anecdotes to coincide with the more prevalent message of improving his lifestyle and personal choices. I selected the book mostly because I have such a low regard for wrestling and wanted to see what one of these actors had to say about how his faith impacted his career.
He wants to show where he came from and how God's love and his accepting it changed him for the better. I grew up a wrestling fan so the wrestling part of this book intrigued me but I knew this book was much more about how Shawn's life before Christ compared against his life in Christ based on the intro of the book. Anyway, as I read his musings, I did recognize some of the people he talked about. Possibly the most controversial wrestler of all time, Shawn Michaels had a change of heart a few years into his first retirement that would turn his life around. By his own admissio This book was a fun and light read. I am a woman of Faith, although I do not actively go to church.
I did watch wrestling as a kid but I was a Von Erich's fan. Not once does Shawn preach forcefully or make anyone believe that his way is the right way. Shawn's memoir gives details of his wrestling life and homelife, but he keeps the focus on where it belongs: the God who saved him and to whom he gives all the glory. More content would've made this an excellent book instead of a good book but ultimately it's hard to stay indifferent and not to be touched by Michaels words and story. Regardless, this book isn't primarily one about wrestling. I admit, I requested this book because it brought back memories and I was curious about the wrestling world from that time period by an insider.
By all means read the book and make your own mind up, but don't pay for it. Read less This book was a fun and light read. I wanted to read about this change from Shawn Michaels himself. I had watched him both before and after his first retireme I really enjoyed this book. Shawn Michaels lets the reader know this at the beginning of the book when he states the goal of his book was not to tell the story of just a professional wrestler, but to tell the story of a professional wrestler who is a devout Christian and desires to use this platform to spread the word of his faith.