Finding Jesus at the Gym: ‘Boxing Pastor’ Shares Secrets to Physical, Spiritual Growth

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New book from Anthony Pelella gives tips and techniques for life improvement.

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Training hard for temporary things is OK as long as you train even harder for that which will last forever.

Our spiritual lives and our physical lives have many things in common, from the need for adequate food to the necessity of having a good training partner.

Inspired by his love of physical fitness and by his spiritual calling as a pastor, debut author Anthony L. Pelella brings these two worlds together in The Bodybuilder: Where Physical Discipline and Godly Discipleship Collide.

Pelella, a boxer and former bodybuilder when not leading his congregation in New York, uses the messages in 1 Timothy 4:8 to compare training for spiritual life with training in the physical sense.

“In the journey of life, we face adversities and challenges that can make or break us,” says Pelella. “The amazing lesson learned is how the things that help us grow physically mirror the things that help us grow spiritually.”

A collection of insightful yet relatable real-world parables, The Bodybuilder challenges readers to remember that “training hard for temporary things is ok as long as you train even harder for that which will last forever”.

For more information, visit http://www.crossbooks.com/bookstore.

The Bodybuilder: Where Physical Discipline and Godly Discipleship Collide
By Anthony L. Pelella
ISBN: 978-1-4627-2539-7
Softcover, retail price: $11.99
Hardcover, retail price: $28.95
E-book price: $3.99

About the author
Rev. Anthony L. Pelella grew up on Long Island in New York. He was a bodybuilding competitor and is training as a master’s division boxer. He is an Assemblies of God minister in the New York district, and he has been senior pastor of Medford Assembly of God for more than fifteen years.

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