"Taming the Tiger" - by Tony Anthony (Reviewed by Nia Hendry)

Post date: Nov 28, 2010 12:07:58 PM

I first heard about this book when I was away with the church at Gorsely Festival about two years ago, as people were commenting on Tony Anthony’s (the author) testimony. The book “Taming the Tiger” is a very striking read as; Anthony gives very detailed scenes of the abusive upbringing by his grandfather, which turned a four year old child, into a three times Kung-Fu World champion and later on in life, a hardened, professional killer.

As I read the book, some of the experiences were shocking and some could move you to tears, but others made you see some joy in his life and they make you laugh out loud.

One part in the book, Tony Anthony explains that as he was fulfilled by God, he had the Aroma of Christ, which makes me believe that it is something that is sensed by those who come in contact with us, Paul wrote, ‘For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and perishing’. This influences me throughout the book as, we are to serve Jesus and do it with no care of what others think of you, which covers you in the aroma of Christ, in the same way Anthony was involved so much in Kung-Fu, that it became his way of life.

Tony Anthony was a free man in prison, which relates to the caption on the front cover of the book ‘From the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory’ which really does describe his situation. This book kept my interest from beginning to end, looking into his life at the beginning, with all the hate and anger and to look at it now, with God in his life and see the huge change in him.

Nia Hendry