Every so often you need to read a book that challenges every moment of your life – that’s exactly how I felt when I read Fight by Craig Groeschel. It’s a book that makes you think about all those things you think you can get away with and makes you realise that you actually can’t.
One illustration that is used is how one of the characters in the Bible walked a few miles which translates into roughly 25 000 steps. He walked to do something which would ultimately cause lots of trouble for him, yet he did it anyway. What really hit home was that the books shares how he had 25 000 steps to decided not to do it and asks the question, what are we doing that is taking another step down a path we don’t want to go?
It really helped me realise that there are things that we often don’t consider issues because “they’re so small” and “it’s not hurting anyone” but are chipping away and taking that very next step.
Craig Groeschel also uses a lot of very personal stories to illustrate his points. I particularly like the one about his son and the bike (but I’ll leave that up to you to read).
All-in-all, it’s a good book to read for men. It’s something every man should read and take heart in the fact that we’re called to be fighters, not just men who let pride, lust or laziness control us. I’d suggest it.