*** Available March 2013 ***
An inspiring story of one man's diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis at age 47 and his struggle to rise from the depths of despair to the stage of a bodybuilding contest.
When David Lyons lay in his hospital bed numb from the chest down, barely able to move and just diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, little did he know the journey God was about to take him on. He had two choices; give into the disease and most likely end up in a wheelchair, or fight it with all his might like David did against Goliath in the Bible. David Lyons, like his namesake, chose the battle.
In this gripping book, David takes you on his journey of faith, trust, and perserverance. You will read how his walk with Christ took him on an unconventional path of healing. You will see how he battles this debilitating, unpredictable, and often misunderstood disease in what he calls "The MS Bodybuilding Challenge."
David's story encourages people with diseases, disabilities, or any of life's hardships to never give up or give in to defeat. Take this journey with David as he pushed forth each day from hardly being able to walk with severe pain and numbness to standing on stage in a bodybuilding contest at age 50. See the impact he continues to make in his mission to educate, inspire, and help others persevere. What's next on David's journey in battling MS?
About the Author
DAVID LYONS was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 at the age of 47. A healthy bodybuilder and former owner of fitness centers, Lyons made the choice to fight MS head on through bodybuilding. He founded The MS Bodybuilding Challenge (www.themsbodybuildingchallenge. com), and in 2009, at age 50, competed in his first bodybuilding contest with MS, winning an impressive Most Inspirational trophy. David attributes his strength and determination to his relationship with Christ and the power of God in his life. David is President/Executive Producer of Bishop-Lyons Entertainment, an award-winning, multi-faceted creative production company.
Praise for David's Goliath
"David's Goliath confirms what I have been living for years... You can overcome any obstacle in life with faith, determination and drive. Having fought my own Goliath with my strokes, David's story and fight embodies True Strength."
-- Kevin Sorbo, Famed Actor of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Author of True Strength
"I could not put this extraordinary book down as I became more inspired by each chapter. David writes from his heart and his personal story is nothing short of remarkable."
-- Rita Cosby, Emmy Award-Winning TV Host and Bestselling Author
"David's Goliath will empower all of us to Climb Higher and find the strength to overcome even the most difficult challenge."
-- Montel Williams, Acclaimed TV Host, Bestselling Author and Creator of The Montel Williams MS Foundation