Many adults grew up watching wrestling. Even if you didn’t, you would recognize the names of the famous ones. Many times, kids would imagine being a wrestler, and performing in front of huge crowds. Few people knew, or even know now, what being a wrestler really entails. Especially what takes place outside of the ring. Lex Luger lets us into that other world, and how his life went according to his plan, but how that wasn’t the right path.
Lex Luger shares how he was growing up, that he was taught to work hard, but that he was also forced to do, or not do, certain things. Though music was big in his family, he preferred sports and being active.
Through sports, he discovered things he wanted to try and excel at. Track and field, basketball, football, they all let him be active and push himself. But, he also spent quite a bit of time in trouble.
Lex Luger got what he was wanting, money, fame, but nothing he got was what he needed. It wasn’t until he lost control that he realized God needed to be in control. After that, he learned that God had even better plans for him.
Though he looked back at all the mistakes he made, and was saddened by them, He realized that God was going to use those mistakes and the pain they caused to allow Lex to help others.
Lex shares intimate details about his life. He goes deeper than just saying that he behaved badly and go into trouble. He tells what he did and what it did to him. He then tells that God still forgave him, just like He will forgive anyone.
I really liked that Lex Luther told how he had been there, done that, but not in a condescending way, and in a way that people can relate to. It was hard for me to put the book down.
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for giving an honest review.