Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler—His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption ($22.99, ISBN: 978-1-4143-7872-5), by former superstar professional wrestler Lex Luger and co-written with Key Communications’ own John D. Hollis, was officially released by Tyndale Publishing last week.
Luger, wrestling mega-sensation and three-time world heavyweight champion, ruled the ring for years as “The Total Package.” Whether he was making a dramatic entrance from a helicopter, defeating champion Hulk Hogan, or sculpting a near-perfect physique, Luger was on top of his game. Yet backstage, he was wrestling with addictions to sex, drugs, and alcohol—things he clung to even when his mistress died suddenly of a drug overdose and he went to jail. There, Luger faced the truth: he was losing the fight of his life. And still awaiting him was the most brutal opponent yet, when the wrestling champ found himself helplessly paralyzed from the neck down.
In Wrestling with the Devil, Luger reveals never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how, through unexpected faith, grace, and redemption, he overcame all odds.
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately-held Christian publishers of books, Bibles and digital media. Tyndale Momentum, Tyndale’s non-fiction imprint, is the publisher of many New York Times bestsellers such as Quiet Strength and Uncommon by Tony Dungy, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven by Kevin and Alex Malarkey, and Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson.