Muscle And A Shovel

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Muscle and a Shovel is a raw and gritty true story about a pair of young newly-weds who move to the city to chase the American dream. In the process they're befriended by a man who turns their belief about God, their church, and their faith upside down! Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, the Community Churches - none are spared when Truth is at ...

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Overview

4th Edition Revised

NEW: 4th Edition includes the epilogue, Randall's Secret [epilogue]

Muscle and a Shovel is a raw and gritty true story about a pair of young newly-weds who move to the city to chase the American dream. In the process they're befriended by a man who turns their belief about God, their church, and their faith upside down! Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, the Community Churches - none are spared when Truth is at stake and their new friend Randall isn't about to "candy coat" God's Word for the sake of "political correctness" or "religious tolerance."

This story will grip you from opening to close and will stimulate your spirit on levels you didn't think possible. Get ready to fight or flee because Muscle and a Shovel is one of those rare books that will raise your heart-rate and your blood-pressure. You won't want to wait to share it with your friends or you'll want to dowse it in gasoline and set on fire! There'll be no middle ground.

Many Christian reviewers have said, "This book will turn our current religious world upside-down!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615474618
  • Publisher: Michael Shank Ministries
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 950
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    I was taken in with the story and read in a couple days. Then I

    I was taken in with the story and read in a couple days. Then I ordered another and loaned one out. Gave other copy to my husband and then he ordered three more. We are pSsing around to friends and family . Either you believe the bible is Gods word or you don't. If you believe it is then you can either apply it to your life or not. It's your choice and mine what to do with it. If you.re afraid of how it might change you don't read. If you want to better your life do read!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Great book. Couldn't put it down. Read it in 12 hours.

    Great book. Couldn't put it down. Read it in 12 hours.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Looking for the truth?? Highly recommend.

    We read the book and feel every Christian would benefit by reading & having this book in their home library.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Fantastic book - Highly Recommended

    A book that can relate to almost anyone and is truly a joy to read. Always stays entertaining while informative.

    A must-read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    Highly Recommended - Must read

    This book is written in a very non-judgmental way and challenges you to think about why and what you believe as a Christian. It will convict you if you allow it to, but then, this could be a good thing.
    You have to read it to find out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly Recommended - a MUST read for everyone!!!!

    Awesome book... I'm not a "reader" but I couldn't put this one down! Filled with so much truth! Everyone needs to read this book! I am buying extras to share!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Excellent book!

    Excellent book. So sorry to hear that you are not going to have the paperback available anymore. I have bought many copies from you. Can't afford to buy the hardback in multiple copies.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Interesting book promoting the viewpoints of the Church of Chris

    Interesting book promoting the viewpoints of the Church of Christ denomination started in the early 1800s by Thomas and Alexander Cambpell. Author has strong negative views of Christ based denominations. Book promotes negative feeling toward other Christ based churches, sympathy for author, and desires reader to conclude that this church is the one true church. Author states without apology that only members of this particuliar church go to heaven, no others. For more information on how this denominations peculiar and unique beliefs where formulated over the last 150 yrs search for books on "Campbellism". Or search the internet on "Campbellism" or "Faith Facts".

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    If you believe you're following the Bible, you must read this bo

    If you believe you're following the Bible, you must read this book. I believe Almighty God is given us another chance at his Holy Words.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Exceptional book...Easy to read and understand. My prayer is tha

    Exceptional book...Easy to read and understand. My prayer is that people will seek the 'plan' and the 'planner'. This book tells the story of a couple who ultimately did just that - with the Bible as their guide and a devoted friend as their encouragement....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Someone lent this book to me and I loved it! There is so many im

    Someone lent this book to me and I loved it! There is so many important subjects of the church that the author spoke of! I truly believe that every Christian should read this!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Great book, MUST READ!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2014

    I am not an extremely fast reader, but I read this great book in

    I am not an extremely fast reader, but I read this great book in three days. I simply could not put it down! Outside the bible, it's the best book that I have ever read. I highly recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    This book helped me to strengthen my Faith since it is supported

    This book helped me to strengthen my Faith since it is supported by scriptures and I am passing it out to friends and family to help strengthen theirs.  Randle is the Christian we all ought to be!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Powerful story

    Powerful story of the author's journey to God and the Truth.
    If you are confused about the Word of God and the real Church, this book helps lead you back to the Word only.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    MUSCLE and a SHOVEL by Michael Shank is a MUST READ for all who

    MUSCLE and a SHOVEL by Michael Shank is a MUST READ for all who have found Truth and those still searching. The author provokes much soul searching as the story of his own pursuit of Truth unfolds.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2014

    An embarrassing display of the legalistic and cultish side of ou

    An embarrassing display of the legalistic and cultish side of our denomination. Not all church of Christ members find this amusing at all. This book displays arrogance and lack of love. Nuf said...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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