The Fight by Luke Wordley

The Fight by Luke Wordley is a story of fifteen year old Sam Pennington and his rise to the top of the boxing world in England. When fifteen year old Sam Pennington’s life falls apart he finds himself full of rage and attitude. His father has died, his mother has turned into an alcoholic and he has had to change schools numerous times because of his attitude. After picking a fight with 3 young men on the street a young man, Robbie Dixon, steps in to help him. After helping Sam not be beaten any worse, Robbie takes him to his boxing gym, the Ilford Boxing Club for help. Robbie has been training here for years and here Sam meets the professional boxing trainer Jerry Ambrose and knows within minutes that this is what he wants to do. Box. I found boxing to be a great way for the author to get his message of dreams, forgiveness, love and the power of faith and prayer across to the reader. I could feel the boxers anger, pain and need to win. This book showed so many of the feelings of the fighters especially the need for redemption, forgiveness and then on to find salvation. “The Fight” is a book I would recommend for men or women from 14 years of age and older. There are instances of alcohol and drug use and descriptions of the fights with some violence but I did not find it to be offensive. This is a clean read and I found it drew me in from page one. I really enjoyed this book.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review which I have given.

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