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"It's not about how you start, it's how you finish," writes Christian rock/rap artist Manafest, who knows what it is to work hard for something having gone through his entire life as an underdog from a young age. Now, after a string of successful albums, world tours, and the gift to be able to share the story of his God transformed life; Manafest shows you what it is like to be a "Fighter."
"Fighter: Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams," chronicles the journey of Christopher Greenwood as a young boy in Canada before becoming a well known artist. His father committed suicide when he was just 5-years-old leaving him to be raised by a single mother who did her best to provide for him.
Always having a background in church, Greenwood was able to stay pretty grounded because of this and the few well placed mentors in his life to get him by.
Flash forward to his teenage years when he had aspirations of being a pro skateboarder, a broken ankle changed his life and helped pushed him toward music.
Picking up the moniker, Manafest, he would head out to the hottest hip-hop clubs and performance spots in his area and just grab the microphone and let it rip. It was there that he began crafting his lyrics to reflect a relationship with Christ and speak on his personal life experiences filled with hurt, pain, and uncertainty.
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From there, Manafest began recording and touring, and faced hardships as a struggling artist who was also married and needed to make ends meet to provide for him and his wife.
The book is filled with Manafest's highly weighted and world altering decisions that at times backfired and other times proved to be the biggest blessing he could ask for.
Fighter will make you pull and root for Manafest as he paints a perfect picture of a humble individual just trying his best to do what God has called him to do.
A true story of inspiration and hope, readers will feel encouraged to fight their own battles and use the resilience of a God who never fails His people if they stay true.
Throughout the book Manafest offers tips and hints to aspiring artists who themselves may need just a bit of encouragement to pursue their dreams.
Every chapter is filled with powerful quotes from important people in history who have overcome hardships, and almost every chapter has a central theme which also serve as the 5 points: courage, perseverance, mindset, discipline, and will power.
The book is a quick read that is tough to put down, and Manafest approached the book with the precision he uses on his albums.
"I don't know about you, but I love books," said Manafest in a press release. "I could point to different books in my library and tell you how they've changed my life. With music I only have a few minutes in a song to share my heart and sometimes even less after a show interacting with fans. So with the book 'Fighter,' I thought I could really give my fans more of me - to hear where I've come from, and how I've become a fighter."
Manafest is a three time Dove Award nominee and has seven studio albums, four instrumental albums based off the studio tracks, and one live album.
Keep up with Manafest and purchase the book at http://www.manafest.net/