SEAL of God
Book opened my eyes as to just what our young men go through in SEAL training. They truly do need our prayers for support.
February 4, 2013
Can't wait to finish it!
Downloaded the eBook of this the other day. As a retired military member, it is the kind of book that is right up my alley. The beginning of the book is very familiar to me. Fantastic... and I haven't finished it yet! Can't wait to finish reading it!
November 15, 2012
Seal for God
Seal for God
This book is a rewarding read.
Share it with the man in your life. For any man who is trying to prove himself and find his way back to God, Seal for God is for you.
For those who believe their heart is not open to the Lord's leading, this book is for you. Mr. Williams writes from an open and authenic heart, from one friend to another.
Seal for God follows Mr. Williams through military basic training and continues with the difficult journey of SEAL training. By the end of Chapter 6: Hell Week, as a reader, I was exhausted.
Seal for God greets the reader with the real grit of life: the accomplishments, the failures, and God's call between. Like Mr. Williams, I set high standards for myself to prove myself to myself and hearing God's call in the midst of my striving.
Honest to the core, Chapter 10: The Night that Changed Everything is especially well-written. As a reader, I did not know if I should laugh with the filling of the Holy Spirit or cry with pure joy. Hearing Greg Laurie's message theme and tone through out the scene made William's testimony all the more poignant.
Seal for God is the story of life, death, and resurrection. Throughout the book, the reader will see themselves and their own struggles. Seal for God brings hope by the blood of the Lamb and the Words of our Testimony. Truly the tale of the transformed life.
August 28, 2012
I've always held our military in high esteem, knowing the sacrifices they make are far above anything we can imagine. But the SEALs...wow! Chad's book gives us a healthy dose of what SEAL training consists of, and I have a new respect for these elite warriors.
Chad's story is a familiar one: raised in a Christian home, wandering down the wrong path and into full-blown rebellion. What makes his tale unique is his gut-level desire to become a Navy SEAL, and how God used his training to begin to lead him back home and to win Chad's heart for Christ.
He is an excellent storyteller, and the book is engaging and authentic. The stories Chad shares about his life with his younger brother reminded me of my husband and his younger brother and the mischief those two often got into together. In fact, Chad reminded me a lot of my husband (minus the military training!).
This is mostly a memoir of becoming a SEAL, but it's also about God pursuing a young man's heart, and the obvious change in Chad's life once he surrendered to God. I would have enjoyed a bit more about his life after he accepted Christ, but the book is still well-balanced and detailed...and you really appreciate what Chad endured to achieve his goal.
You also get a better sense of why Chad finally chose Christ...but I won't spoil it for you. It's better if you read it for yourself.
I received my copy of "SEAL of God" by swiping it off of my husband's bookshelf, and he received it from Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries (why, I have no idea...I'm still looking into that one!).
"SEAL of God" is recommended.
July 19, 2012