Item description for Taming the Tiger from the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory: The Remarkable True Story of a Kung Fu World Champion by Tony Anthony & Angela Little...
Overview This is the true story of a Kung-Fu World Champion who was imprisoned in Cyprus and gave his life to Christ despite overwhelming odds.
Publishers Description This fast-paced, compelling, and chilling account is the deeply moving story of a three-time Kung Fu World Champion. With fascinating insight into the traditions of China's martial arts, it documents the abusive upbringing that turned a four-year old child into a hardened, professional killer. From China to Europe and across the Mediterranean, we follow Tony as he becomes an elite bodyguard, protecting some of the world's most powerful people. Following personal tragedy, Tony's extreme discipline and the philosophy of his art is quickly turned. He begins to use his skills for illegal means and highly destructive, bloodthirsty pleasure. Eventually incarcerated in Cyprus, Tony hits rock bottom. Through the visits of a stranger, he is introduced to the reality and life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Though the prison walls hold him, he finds himself a free man. This is just the beginning of a complex and fascinating testimony.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN 1860244815 ISBN13 9781860244810
Availability 0 units.
More About Tony Anthony & Angela Little
Tony Anthony is an international evangelist, and for 19 years he has travelled the world telling about the miraculous transformation that occurred in his life. He addresses hundreds of thousands of people every year, speaking in prisons, schools, universities, churches, concerts, and city wide events. Tony keeps audiences spellbound as he shares his testimony and communicates the Gospel in his own unique way.
He is the founding Director of Avanti Ministries, which is a ministry of evangelism and discipleship training. Tony has a burning concern for the proclamation and spread of the Gospel around the globe coupled with a huge passion to equip others to do the same. He is the author of the best selling "Taming the Tiger" and "Passion"
Tony Anthony currently resides in the state of Connecticut.
Reviews - What do customers think about Taming the Tiger from the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory: The Remarkable True Story of a Kung Fu World Champion?
Completely Fraudulent Nov 7, 2008
As someone who has trained kung fu for many years, I too saw way too many red flags as I started reading. This story is absolutely ridiculous. Unfortunately, people are attracted to overly dramatic testimonies.. and con artists are there willing to take advantage...
Wow, just wow. Sep 26, 2008
I tried to read this book with an open mind, but I'd only gotten a few pages in before my BS detector redlined.
The fact that this has received any positive reviews, let alone christian book awards, simply blows my mind. No one involved in the production of this book appears to have applied any critical thinking to reviewing this book. Did the editor fact check any of the authors claims? Including things that should be easy to verify (such as winning a World Kung Fu championship three times).
It just reads like total BS. Petting wild tigers in the jungle, Kumitai death matches, winning world titles for non-existant Kungfu organisations who also sponsor basketball players? Much of what the author claims as personal experience seems to be thinly veiled borrowings from martial arts and action movies.
You would need a massive suspension of disbelief to enjoy this book.
Action, Suspense, Hope... Jun 20, 2006
"Taming the Tiger" is an incredible biography of a very interesting man, Tony Anthony. As you begin reading this book, you won't want to put it down. Right from the start, Tony captivates you with a suspenseful situation that leads the reader into exciting episodes of heart pounding action. Tony's ability to provide the reader with visual imagery is second to none, placing the reader there with him during his amazing account of his life events. Worthy of being made into a Hollywood action movie, Tony's life story will leave you in awe. "Taming the Tiger" is a very enjoyable read from start to finish, and worth every penny. I would encourage you to do yourself a favor and purchase this book. It will not only entertain you, it will empower you with optimism for the future.
one word AWSOME Jun 16, 2006
one of the most amazing books i have read to-date. the whole book was great but for the life changing events god put tony's way in is awsome. this book is a must read for christian or non-christian. it just shows that through the grace of god anyone can have freedom, everlasting life. it's made me think whats more important in life.
Amazing Jun 16, 2006
This really is an amazing account of an extraordinary life. Its not 'preachy', it just tells how Tony Anthony went from Kung Fu champion, to international bodyguard, to being an inmate in prison in Cyprus, to becoming a Christian and having his entire life transformed. And its not one of those 'happy ending/everyone goes off into the sunset' books either. We see him in his life as a Christian and the battles he faces - especially in jail.
Whether you're a Christian or not this is an amazing book and well worth reading.
Best book I Jun 15, 2006
I am a Christian and I usually do not read Christian books as to be honest they aren't my cup of tea! Also, I don't read that many books and when I do they take me months! This book I read in 4 days, during lunchtimes in work! If you are a Christian it will astound and amaze you how God can change and improve people's lives, especially people you think can never change. If you aren't a Christian at the very least it's an incredible read, and hopefully you'll find much more within it too. Enjoy!