About Ted

“Kluck presents a raw, vulgar yet consistently riveting look at boxing as seen through the eyes of Tyson’s contemporaries…the effect is fascinating.”
~ The Tampa Tribune on Facing Tyson: Fifteen Fighters, Fifteen Stories

“Facing Tyson by Ted A. Kluck is subtitled Fifteen Fighters, Fifteen Stories, and there the author lets himself down. There are a lot more than 15 stories, because in each case we get not just the boxer’s journey but the tales of those who traveled with him: parents, family, trainers and promoters.”
~ The London Telegraph on Facing Tyson: Fifteen Fighters, Fifteen Stories

“This book is a pleasure to read, not least because it pricks so many pretensions. While it deals with an important subject, it manages to sustain a breezy style that draws you in.”
~ D.A. Carson on Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be

“Bible centered. God centered. As I read I wanted to stand up and cheer.”
~ J.I. Packer on Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion

Ted Kluck is the author of several books, on topics ranging from Mike Tyson to the Emergent Church. Both Why We’re Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church (with Kevin DeYoung) won Christianity Today Book of the Year awards, and Paper Tiger: One Athlete’s Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football won a Michigan Notable Book award in 2008. His work has also appeared in ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today.

Ted has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary, and taught writing courses at the college level. He lives in Grand Ledge, MI with his wife Kristin and sons Tristan and Maxim. He currently has a boxing ring in his basement.