Muscle and a Shovel is an account of one man's quest and realization of God's plan for saving men's souls. There is a plethora of religious groups teaching varying doctrines today. How can there be so many different groups claiming to be following Christ with varying answers to Bible questions, even the all important question, "how can I be saved?" Michael Shank describes his journey to understand what Jesus bled and died to establish, His Church, or group of those who are saved that have obeyed the gospel.
There are many good, sincere, loving people who belong to many religious groups today that follow the teaching of men and observe doctrines not supported by the scripture. Is it possible to just be a Christian as described in the writings of the first century and not follow other creeds and teachings of men? We hope you will take the time to read this book and answer that question for yourself.
Members at the Fort Logan church have been reading Muscle and a Shovel and would encourage you to read it as well. The high school Bible class has been studying from the Muscle and a Shovel student workbook. To learn more about this book, please visit