Unlikely Fighter: The Story of How a Fatherless Street Kid Overcame Violence, Chaos, and Confusion to Become a Radical Christ Follower

Unlikely Fighter: The Story of How a Fatherless Street Kid Overcame Violence, Chaos, and Confusion to Become a Radical Christ Follower

Unlikely Fighter: The Story of How a Fatherless Street Kid Overcame Violence, Chaos, and Confusion to Become a Radical Christ Follower

Unlikely Fighter: The Story of How a Fatherless Street Kid Overcame Violence, Chaos, and Confusion to Become a Radical Christ Follower


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Some memories are permanently seared into our childhood brains with a hot iron of adrenaline and fear. For five-year-old Greg, it was the memory of his ma walking back to the house after confronting his stepdad with a splintered, bloodied baseball bat in her hand.

Greg Stier was raised in a family of bodybuilding, tobacco-chewing, fist-fighting thugs. He never knew his biological father because his mom had met his dad at a party; she got pregnant, and he left town. Though his mom almost aborted him, in a last-minute twist, Greg’s life was spared for so much more.

Unlikely Fighter is the incredible story of how God showed up in Greg’s life—and how he can show up in yours as well. This is a memoir of violence and mayhem—and how God can transform everything.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496451552
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 11/09/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 706,511
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Greg Stier is a champion for unleashing this generation with the Gospel. As the founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, he is driven to help the Church activate Christian teenagers to reach their friends. In the last 30 years, Greg has trained millions of youth leaders and students how to relationally engage their world with the Good News of Jesus. A much sought-after speaker, Greg is a former pastor, church planter, youth leader, as well as the author of numerous books.

What People are Saying About This

Scott Derrickson

In the ’70s, I grew up in the same North Denver neighborhood as Greg, and in the early ’80s, we became best friends while attending the same small fundamentalist Christian school. His intelligence, sharp wit, and spiritual passion were evident even back then. From his fatherless upbringing, to the shocking violence he witnessed as a child, to the dramatic conversation of his entire family, this book gave me a greater appreciation and understanding of Greg’s early life experience and how that helped shape him into such a dynamically driven and influential adult.

Ed Stetzer

Greg’s memoir deeply reminded me there is no sin too great nor sinner too far gone that Jesus cannot forgive or save. Thank you, Greg, for sharing your story of God’s amazing grace. I pray many would read and be blessed and that many would read and come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Johnny Hunt

Who doesn’t like a good story? Greg tells a soul‐wrenching true story of how low the Lord had to reach to draw him to himself. It’s a miracle! The best part is what has happened since.

Mark Batterson

Greg Stier is the genuine article, and his life is evidence of God’s transforming power. If you’ve given up on yourself, take a page out of Greg’s book. The gospel can change anything, change anyone.

Kathy Branzell

Captivating craziness of a life woven and chosen by Christ to be a voice of victory for generations and nations! Hope lines these pages of Greg’s story that everyone needs to hear!

Shane Pruitt

Listen, I want to be a part of anything Greg Stier does. He is always a blessing, and you’ll be blessed by his new book, Unlikely Fighter! It’s his personal story of God working in his life. You’ll love the way he tells his story, and you’ll feel like you’re right there with him. It’s real and unfiltered. But most importantly, it isn’t just any story—it’s a testimony of redemption, how God is mighty to save. Be sure to read this for yourself, and gift a copy to a young person!

Samuel Rodriguez

Beyond the brawls, bruises, and blood splattered across the pages of this hard-to-put-down book is the story of a scared, scarred little kid on a journey to find his identity. You will find yourself cheering, like I did, for the victory he, and eventually his entire family, found in Jesus.

Dr. Derwin L. Gray

When you meet my friend Greg, instantly you will experience two things: he loves Jesus, and he loves for others to love Jesus. The love of Jesus pulsates in his body like electricity. And when you read Unlikely Fighter, that same electric volt will captivate your heart. This book is going to make you laugh out loud, it is going to make you cry. But above all, your passion for Jesus and his love for the world will be ignited!

Hosanna Wong

For anyone who doesn’t feel qualified to share the story of Jesus, this book is for you. You are more qualified than you know. With vulnerability, humor, and a genuine, unashamed love for the lost, Greg powerfully demonstrates how God uses the unlikely to reveal his love. Thank you, Greg, for equipping and empowering a generation to know Jesus and share the gospel.

Danielle Strickland

This book is wild! Full of larger-than-life characters, divine encounters, authentic brokenness, and miraculous intervention and reconciliation! And it’s all true. If Greg offers us one thing, it’s hope—hope that the most unlikely and undeserving of us can find the way of life through the radical love of Jesus. This book will unleash a longing in you to be part of the wild adventure of God’s Kingdom come!

Jim Daly

I resonated deeply with Greg Stier’s amazing testimony. As someone whose own upbringing was highly dysfunctional, I never cease to be amazed by the Lord’s incredible grace in reaching down and placing his tender hand upon children surrounded by violence and brokenness. The story of how God’s mercy brought salvation to Greg and each of his family members is something that will stay with you for a long time.

Sean McDowell

Unlikely Fighter is a page-turner. If I didn’t know Greg personally, I’d be tempted to think these stories were made up. But they’re real. And they collectively make one powerful point: the power of God can change anyone. If you don’t think God can change you, I dare you to read this book with an open heart.

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