Does God forgive a wrestler who kills a man in the ring?

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New wrestling novel “Big Elmer” explores the positive power of accepting the past and seeking God

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Wrestling and questions of forgiveness and positivity are rarely, if ever connected.

What if Floyd Mayweather had killed someone in the ring? Would he feel remorse, would he seek forgiveness, or would he accept the past and move on?

Author Ted Hurlburt’s new novel “Big Elmer” tells the story of a wrestler who accidentally kills his opponent during a match. He is haunted by the guilt of taking the man from his family and struggles with his purpose.

“Wrestling and questions of forgiveness and positivity are rarely, if ever connected,” Hurlburt said. “I wanted to tell an important story with a compelling message in an unconventional way.”

Most people feel guilt for something they have done, or hold a grudge over another person’s actions whether or not they were intentional. While hopefully these regrets don’t involve death, “Big Elmer” hopes to tell a wonderful story while nudging people towards acceptance and peace.

“I’ve been a Christian minister for much of my life,” Hurlburt said. “I’ve helped so many people to discover the power of moving forward from traumatic and sad events with confidence and joy. Hopefully ‘Big Elmer’ can do the same.”

Big Elmer
By Ted Hurlburt
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Google Play and WestBowPress

About the author
Ted Hurlburt is a Christian minister and instructor who has served as pastor for congregations in California, Oregon, and Hawaii. He taught at Zimbabwe Christian College at Harare, and at his alma mater, San Jose Bible College (now William Jessup University). He lives in Yucaipa, California, with his lovely wife, Dorothy, and has a son and two daughters.

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