I have learned that any book that Pastor Craig Groeschel writes, I am going to get a copy and read it. I usually will share it with others, and recommend it to other people to buy. He recently wrote the book Fight which comes out to the public on October 22, 2013. I was privileged to get a pre-release copy to review on the blog. The book is a very easy read, actually the book is probably the easiest of all of his books. It is broken down into sub-chapters which means that each sub-chapter is about 3 pages in length. If you have never read a Groeschel book, you are in for a treat. He is the funniest writer out there, and uses his transparency and gift for story telling to captivate and inspire the reader. Fight is no exception for these antics. So, here is the review:
“Fight” is a book for men. Actually, Craig encourages ladies to put down the book early on and give it to the men in their lives. It is written from a man’s perspective to other men. I recently read “Manhood Restored” by Eric Mason. You can read my review here. So, I have been reading about what makes a Godly man. Pastor Craig gets down to the basics, and his desire for the book is to get men to remember and recognize that they are created in the image of God. The key is that they are created that way with a warrior’s heart. This means that we are supposed to jump into the FIGHT. This means, fight for our marriages, fight for our kids, fight for our integrity and character. Fight for our Godliness. The Christian life is an intense battle, and it is up to us to fight through it. Be men, be leaders.
Groeschel goes through the life of Samson. I personally was amazed at the similarities that most men have with Samson. Samson had to defeat some pretty difficult enemies in his lifetime, and we must do the same as men. Groeschel starts out the book encouraging men to get in the fight. Too many men are not fighting and just miserably losing in their Christian journey. He then begins in section two to give men the pathway to fighting and being strong. It is the Biblical way, it is through becoming weak. The truth, “when we are weak, He makes us strong” is evident and a major theme of the book. He challenges men to become weak and that is when we will find a new strength that we could not have found any other way. Section three is about being led of the Spirit in all walks of life. Men need to be led of the spirit if they are going to properly keep their integrity in tact. Men cannot love and treat their wives and kids unless they are led by the spirit. Sections four and five are about the steps that we need to take as men to lead and fight. One overwhelming theme that he pushes is that men will fail! We will mess up, but the key is that when we do, get back up and fight another day.
The book is a solid read, and I would recommend it for men. It is enjoyable, and it does not take long to read. I hate to compare books, but I personally felt that I enjoyed and was challenged a bit more by some of his other reads. This is not to say that this book is not worth the money, because it is, but I personally put Altar Ego and the Christian Atheist on another level in his writings. Still, Craig is an excellent writer, pastor, and man.
About Craig: Craig is the Senior Pastor for LifeChurch.tv and provides leadership and guidance for the church as a whole. Following a vision God gave Craig for a different kind of church, he and a handful of people launched LifeChurch.tv in 1996.