Muscle and a Shovel

  • by Michael Shank
  • Narrated by Mark Carrell
  • 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Muscle and a Shovel is a true story about a pair of young newlyweds who move to the city to chase the American dream. In the middle of their pursuit they are befriended by a man who turns their beliefs about God, their church, and their faith upside-down. Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, Community Churches - no one is spared when truth is at stake - and their new friend Randall isn't concerned about political correctness or religious tolerance! This raw story grabs you and doesn't let go! Prepare to have your intellect, emotions, and existing beliefs set on fire!


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

What an awesome, sincere, unbiased true story!!

I LOVED learning about the authors life before he really knew much about the Bible, even though he was raised "going to church". Through one Christians effort at work, he was able to actually learn the TRUTH of what the Bible actually says instead of what others had just told him it said. LOVE hearing how ANYONE can come to know the TRUTH of the Bible just by reading and studying it YOURSELF. The narrator isn't the best, he's a little dry... But STILL totally worth the time to listen to for anyone of any age!!!
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- Rebecca

Worth it's weight in Gold if you value Bible study

What did you love best about Muscle and a Shovel?

I loved how many scriptures it had that helped me see things I had not before. Verses connecting to verses. Great book to read for an open Bible study, to mark up the Bible with notes and highlights.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Muscle and a Shovel?

The tips on how to be like Randal. I want to know the Bible that well.

Have you listened to any of Mark Carrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not, this was my first time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed following Mike's journey. It had a lot of good moments and moving ones. I was moved very early in the book, but don't want to give spoilers. Hate that when others do it and I won't.

Any additional comments?

If people are Bible-hungry and value what God says, then I recommend checking this book out, it is an amazing resource. I have found this story to really help me in studying the Bible. The insights and depth, in Muscle and Shovel, made a difference in my spiritual growth and Bible learning.

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- Joseph Sullivan "Books and Milkshakes make the world a happy place."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2016
  • Publisher: Michael Shank Ministries