Martial Arts: A Biblical Perspective

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A 6000 word well researched mini book on the compatibility between the Martial Arts and Christianity. This work explores the history of ancient fighting arts, the philosophies rooted in the fighting systems, the differences between traditional and non-traditional fighting schools, fitness and heath, the concepts of yogic meditation, and the Biblical viewpoint concerning these practices. More

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About Paul Villanueva

Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology from Southeastern University in Florida. He received a Master of Arts degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management from California State University Dominguez Hills. He spent over 25-years in law enforcement and retired at the rank of Police Lieutenant.

Paul authored "The Wisdom of Death: Six Paths to Understanding Loss and Grief," and "Martial Arts: A Biblical Perspective.”

He is the co-author of “Demons in My Marriage Bed: A True Story of Spiritual Warfare.” "Eyes to See Unseen Enemies," "Idol'-i-icide," and "Christianity of Blasphemy: A Gnostic Lie" are his most recent works.

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Review by: Sue Wharton on May 18, 2012 :
Please note that I am reviewing this book as a non-Christian martial artist. I purchased it because I was aware that some Christians have reservations about pursuing certain martial arts and I wanted to learn more about why. I have to say I found the book very disturbing and full of superstition. The author is clearly a very extreme Christian with a very literal interpretation of the bible. He portrays any martial artist who follows an internal art such as Tai Chi as an evil individual summoning demons into his body through controlled breathing exercises! What a load of nonsense.

I was so disturbed by the image of Christianity painted by this book that I wrote a blog post about it to ask for the views of Christian martial artists on the subject. They were all equally alarmed by the teachings in this book and did not agree with any of it. You can read this blog post and the comments received by clicking here:

Unless you share the authors very extreme literal views you will not like this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nicola Thompson on Jan. 02, 2012 :
Having followed Karate for the past 6 years I never thought of any Biblical connection. Having read the book it amazing how the two are connected.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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