Sunday, May 27, 2012

seal of God review

Chad Williams gave his life to Christ shortly after becoming a Navy Seal.  This is his story.  "Seal of God " is a very well written book.  It will keep your interest and will make you really glad you never joined the Navy.  I must say after reading this book I NEVER want to become a SEAL.  It sounds really, really awful.  It doesn't even sound humanly possible! The SEAL training is amazing and grueling. That part seems to be where Williams' shines as a writer.   The first three chapters of this book are about Williams' youth; the majority of it is about becoming a SEAL.  The last 1/4 of it is about SEAL life and becoming a Christian.  I have to say that the attitude of arrogance dominates this book.  Williams' has a tendency of becoming obsessed with something, mastering it, then moving on.  Christianity is his latest obsession.  Since Christianity cannot be mastered, it leaves one to wonder what will become of the author.  Of course Williams' leaves us with the impression that he believes he has mastered it. Only time will tell if he sticks with it or moves on.   He seems to believe that if one doesn't "Christianalize" like he does than they aren't real.  Shortly after becoming Christian, William's writes of a beat down he received from fellow SEALs.  He blames the hatred of him becoming a Christian as to why, but I can't help but think that that beating was coming, Christian or not.  Very well written book, loved it, but he could stand to think a little less of himself.  I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishing.

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