Everybody loves Elias Van J'Lis: the best dancer, teen pop star, unorthodox wrestler, and the weirdest, funniest, Christian kid in school. Everybody adores him, but no one knows his secrets and shame. Conversations with God are two-way as he ventures off to wrestle in college. Away from home, those rattling bones creak open his closet and he sees ancient, traumatic visions he thought he'd buried with his father. Called to the Mat uncovers a reality that doesn't neatly fit into the God box but lies more intimately between Elias's own front and back covers.