Wrestling for my Life; the legend, the reality, and the faith of a WWE superstar by Shawn Michaels is a book about Shawn “The Heartbreak Kid” Michaels life and conversion to a strong Christian faith. Michaels uses this book to discuss how becoming a Christian changed his life and purpose in and out of the wrestling ring, his family and his self worth.
I must say I know nothing about wrestling. I know a very few names of the more famous wrestlers and I only recognized Michaels by the pictures inside as “maybe a wrestler Ive seen while flipping channels.” But with all that I found this book really interesting and easy to read. I enjoyed reading about how his faith drastically changed his life yet he was still able to use his gifts as a wrestler and his fame as a platform for his new faith.
I also enjoyed how he stood up for the WWE and wresting in general. He admits that there are some bad parts of wrestling but as a whole defends the organization as fun, entertaining, and make believe. I like this about him. I was one of those people that assumed wrestling was a bad company with horrible messages and images. I enjoyed his insight and viewpoint on the organization. I may have to try watching wrestling soon.
Note: There are a few topics that he discusses that might not be appropriate for younger kids. For instance he uses terms like “chasing women”, he discusses porn, and he discusses what he calls the “damn” instance (where he said the word damn after being saved in a WWE commercial).
Note: I did receive a free copy of this book to read and review. The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.