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[*] Post 475324 posted on 28-7-2013 at 22:51 Reply With Quote
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It was the autobiography that gave hope to hundreds of thousands and warmed the hearts of Christians.

Chronicling how a convicted criminal and martial arts fighter found redemption through God, Taming the Tiger had more than 1.5m copies distributed around the world while its author, Tony Anthony, become a sought-after speaker in schools and churches.

In the book, which carries the strapline "From the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory", Anthony explains how he was taken to China by his grandfather, a kung fu grand master, and trained to become a martial arts champion. He then moved to Cyprus, where he became a bodyguard to businessmen, gangsters and diplomats. "In the line of duty as a bodyguard, I killed people," Anthony would tell church audiences. "I have broken more arms and legs than I care to remember." Later he recounted how he found God while in prison in Nicosia after being convicted of theft.

The book was a phenomenon. It was translated into 25 languages and won the Christian Booksellers' Convention Award in 2005.

But now, following a sustained internet campaign by a group of Christians who doubted Anthony's claims almost from the start, it appears that little of the book is true.
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[*] Post 475333 posted on 29-7-2013 at 01:11 Reply With Quote


Never heard of it.
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[*] Post 475340 posted on 29-7-2013 at 09:45 Reply With Quote


Neither have I, Leigh, but here is the author's reply to the critics:-

http://www.tonyanthony.co.uk/
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