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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Reviews of Martial Arts: A Biblical Perspective by Paul Villanueva

Sue Wharton reviewed 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 22 days after purchase)
Nicola Thompson reviewed on Jan. 2, 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 22 days after purchase)
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