Wrestling With Discipleship Book


by Chad O. Davidson

Wrestling With Discipleship stands as a testament to the profound truth that anything we dedicate our minds to can become a vessel for spreading the Gospel. Whether it’s wrestling or cheerleading, housework or handiwork, using whatever our hands are doing in the moment to bring forth the truth of the Gospel can have a radical impact on someone we might never consider. Chad’s personal testimony is shared in Chapter 2, and this seed is one that helped fertile ground be found because of the work that was previously done.


Wrestling With Discipleship by pastor and wrestling coach Chad Davidson is a unique exploration of the intersection between the physical discipline of wrestling and the spiritual journey of discipleship. Through a blend of personal anecdotes and an exegetical analysis of Scripture, Davidson delves into fundamental questions related to discipleship, such as:

– What is discipleship?
– Who is qualified to make disciples?
– How can I make disciples?
…and other important questions.

Pastor Joe Schimmel also contributes a compelling chapter, adding depth to this insightful exploration of faith and discipline.

Get ready to utilize this book to help foment a culture of discipleship in your church, youth group, or wrestling team! Get ready to wrestle with discipleship!


Chapter 1 The Bible says Imitate God…Therefore, I Wrestle
Chapter 2 What is Discipleship?
Chapter 3 How God Pinned Me Down!
Chapter 4 Discipleship in the Early Church
Chapter 5 Discipleship Through God’s Word
Chapter 6 Discipleship Through the Fear of the Lord
Chapter 7 Proper Foundation: Are You in Your Stance?
Chapter 8 Discipleship Through Witnessing?
Chapter 9 Knowing Your Enemy in the Context of Discipleship
Chapter 10 The Toughest Battle for a Disciple
Chapter 11 Finishing the Race Set Before Us (Joe Schimmel)
Chapter 12 Discipling Through the Seven Churches of Revelation
Chapter 13 Embrace the Grind
Chapter 14 Our Last Match

176 Pages | Published January 26, 2024 | Paperback & Kindle


“Chad Davidson is a bold truth proclaimer and defender, and discipleship is a much-needed yet neglected subject. In his book, Wrestling with Discipleship, he brilliantly maneuvers in and out of God’s Word as well as his wrestling expertise and shares personal stories leading to biblical principles of discipleship. An important voice for his generation, Davidson pins down a tough topic in this easy-to-read and understand book that is sure to benefit the body of Christ!”
– David Fiorazo, Author, Speaker, Pastor and Host of Worldview Matters

“Many “modern Churches” ignore an important fact when it comes to the Christian path; We are in a spiritual war. We are in a fight or…a wrestling match. It’s something that we need to contend for every day. In this book, Chad Davidson lays out a beautiful prescription of what that looks like and how to follow a Christian warrior’s path. To God be the Glory!”
– Bryce Eddy, Host of The Bryce Eddy Show

“Wrestling with Discipleship is a terrific book that I’ll read again and again. Chad is a wonderful brother in Christ and he’s tackled discipleship with excellence. Paul told Timothy that physical training is good but training in godliness holds promise for this life and the next. This book will give you the spiritual training necessary. Jesus commissioned us as believers to make disciples and anyone who really grasps the Biblical truths of this book will be armed and ready to fulfill it and knock the enemy down and finish the good fight. I also loved Joe Schimmel’s cameo chapter too. It’s packed with scriptures, great quotes from heroes of the faith and personal stories. It’s a must for every serious Christian who wants to wrestle with discipleship!”
– Ben Price, Audacity Films, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Comedian/Impressionist and CEO of Bought With A Price


Chad DavidsonChad Davidson is an elder and youth ministry pastor at Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, CA. He is also an integral part of Good Fight Ministries, an apologetics and discernment ministry discussing contemporary issues in pop culture in light of the Bible. He is the host of two popular podcast shows, The Good Fight Radio Show and 5:11 News with Chad Davidson. Both shows are heard on all major podcast platforms as well as on the official Good Fight Ministries YouTube channel. Chad has also been a wrestling coach since 2008.

Chad, his wife Holly, and their four children are actively involved in street evangelism and international ministries, which include ongoing mission trips to Central America, Europe, and the Middle East, reflecting the love of Christ and God’s redemptive message of hope.