Wrestling for my life The legend, the reality, and the faith of a WWE superstar

Shawn Michaels

Book - 2014

In this memoir, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels looks back at his career and explores the things he's learned from hunting, family, and faith.--From publisher description.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan [2014]
Physical Description
163 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Main Author
Shawn Michaels (author)
Other Authors
David Thomas, 1968 June 21- (author)
  • Feeling at home
  • From bottom up
  • The gift of wrestling
  • Grateful for scars
  • Leaving a legacy
  • Know your identity
  • Stay true to your standards
  • Aiming to please
  • Self-discipline brings rewards
  • "Be the man"
  • Power in partnership
  • Mentors seek to serve
  • Freedom in forgiveness.
Review by Booklist Reviews

Arguably one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Michaels offers readers an intimate look at his transformation from a self-destructive, drug-addled superstar to a devoted father, husband, and born-again Christian. Michaels wrote about his career up to 2002 in his first book, Heartbreak & Triumph (2005), and here he focuses on how he incorporated his faith into the dazzling and strange world of pro wrestling, including his role as a mentor to young wrestlers and his relationship with WWE CEO Vince McMahon. Each chapter leads with a short Bible passage, and, as his story moves from wrestling to his retirement in 2010, he provides faith-based advice on subjects such as tithing, self-awareness, and self-discipline. Still, the book is not overly preachy and is told with self-deprecating humor and candor. Michaels, who currently hosts a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel called Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventure, has appeal across multiple demographic categories, and this slim volume has something for all of them. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A former WWE World Champion and World Heavy Weight Champion shares from an unguarded, faith-filled perspective what a real Christian walk is like in an usual world that always straddles the line between real and not.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

As a WWE wrestler with millions of fans, Shawn Michaels had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he found himself longing for something more. When he became a committed Christian at the height of his career, Shawn learned what it's like to be a man of faith in a secular arena.Wrestling for My Life documents Shawn's journey to finding a new way of life--one that's marked by faith, family, and forgiveness.As you watch Shawn's testimony unfold, you'll learn about:The power of self-disciplineThe importance of finding a supportive mentor who challenges you to be the best version of yourselfThe freedom that's found in true forgivenessPraise for Wrestling for My Life: "Shawn's greatest challenge came from deep within himself, and it's been awe-inspiring to watch this man pull himself from the depths of his own personal hell by immersing himself in his faith in God. I couldn't be more amazed at the man, husband, father, and friend he has become." —The Undertaker "I am certain that you will enjoy getting to know Shawn Michaels from the pages within as much as I have in his everyday life. If you read one book this year, make it this one" —Pastor Matthew Hagee"Shawn's story is an important reminder of life's priorities and how we choose to use our given gifts. While I work with Shawn outside of the wrestling world, I can still strongly attest to his perseverance, passion, and humility. These pages offer an inside look into how he found strength for better change." —Jeff Wayne, Executive Vice President Programming of Outdoor Channel

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In Wrestling for My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his current life of the WWE, family, and faith.