FIGHT by Craig Groeschel Debuts on New York Times and USA Today Best-Seller Lists

"Man-up" message hit home during 5-city launch tour, 1,200+ church worldwide simulcast

Oct 31, 2013, 15:18 ET from Zondervan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FIGHT: Winning the Battles that Matter Most (Zondervan, Oct. 22, 2013) by's Pastor Craig Groeschel will debut at #7 on the New York Times Best Sellers Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous List publishing on Nov. 10, 2013. The book also debuted at #58 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list on October 31. 

Making his debut as a New York Times best-selling author, Groeschel spurs men to "man up" and fight for the things that matter most in his new book. Countering an alarming nationwide trend of male passivity, Groeschel explains how all men are created to be warriors—equipped with the strength to fight for their marriages, their children, and the state of their own hearts.

Groeschel's message struck a chord with church audiences in Jacksonville, Fla., St. Louis, Houston, Atlanta, and Edmond, Okla., where he spoke during the FIGHT tour last week, and worldwide among the 1,200+ churches that participated in the FIGHT simulcast event on October 26.

"Men who are strong, men who are world-changers, men who are truly warriors are men who can honestly admit their limitations," writes Groeschel. "I want to redefine the way you think about what it means to be a warrior. Being a true warrior is about knowing the source of true strength. It's about knowing your own weaknesses and turning to God to empower you to be the man he made you to be."

In FIGHT, Groeschel explains that every man, even a pacifist, has a battle to fight, and is equipped with the strength and tools to do so. When a man discovers and develops the warrior within himself, he will not only conquer the enemy, he will become the husband, father and man he was made to be.

Craig Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author and the founding and senior pastor of, a pace-setting multi-campus church with 17 locations in five states, and an attendance of 50,000 in person and tens of thousands online. is also creator of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App, which has been downloaded more than 113 million times. He is the author of several books including FIGHT, Altar Ego, Weird, The Christian Atheist and Soul Detox.  Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.  

SOURCE Zondervan