"Dedicated to those warriors who serve, that people may live free."
Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
-David, Son of Jesse
Does the Bible teach about martial arts? Should a Christian ever fight? If God is a God of love, why are wars so common? These questions and more are addressed in To Know a Warrior, a deep and complex look into the history of fighting in the Bible and the nature of God and man.
Since Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden, the world has been afflicted with violence. The war between Good and Evil continues to rage, and the battles are not always spiritual. Christian warriors are called by God to fight on the side of Good, and it is the obligation of the Church to train them. Christian martial arts training is a valuable tool to train the heart of a warrior.
Exodus 15:3 says that God is a warrior. To understand this important attribute of God, and how it applies to our lives, are the objectives of this book. To Know a Warrior is a hard hitting look at the most misunderstood characteristic of God since the beginning of time. From the murder of Abel to the return of Christ, the history of fighting and martial training in the Bible, the influence of God on people and governments, the relationship between politics, religion and mankind, and the warrior nature of God are reviewed in this wide ranging and deep exploration into the heart of a warrior.
Highlights of the book include:
A biblical review of the wars and warriors of God and the lessons to be learned there.
The reasons Christians need to take responsibility for training people to fight, especially youth, and an example of how it can be accomplished
A candid look at recent events including shootings at schools and churches, Islamic jihad and government oppression, and the role of the Church in defending liberty.
In a world saturated with violence and oppression, people yearn for peace. But only the righteous warrior motivated by love is willing to pay the price that is required to assure it. Christians around the world must take responsibility for training warriors and leaders to promote peace by protecting liberty, from the schools to the military to the highest government office. The forces of Evil will be rocked by the fist of God when his faithful people respond to the warrior's call.