Years ago, I met a young man who claimed that he was a former US Navy SEAL. “But you’re not supposed to know that,” he had added. He wanted to keep his association with the SEALs secret for some reason; he didn’t think he should talk about his time with them. Unlike my friend, the author of SEAL of God is more than willing to share his experiences as a Navy SEAL.
Chad Williams had been searching for something in his life, but he didn’t know what. School had not turned out well and his stints as a competitive skateboarder and a professional fisherman had been short-lived. Then he decided he wanted to become a Navy SEAL. He trained hard and underwent rigorous tests of strength and endurance before becoming inducted as a SEAL. As a SEAL, he had planned to take retaliation for a fellow SEAL’s death in Fallujah. But God had other plans for him and Chad Williams found something more powerful than revenge.
I breezed through this book in one day! It was fascinating! I like that Chad didn’t just jump into his time with the Navy SEALs. Knowing that he was far from perfect definitely put his reason for joining into perspective. I wasn’t surprised that his parents were against him joining, given his history; but I know they were proud of him nonetheless. His determination finally paid off when he decided to become a SEAL. It was his destiny and then, it wasn’t. I was sad to hear of Chad’s treatment after he became a Christian, but luckily, it paid off in the end. The book is a wonderful testimony of faith.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book gratis in exchange for my honest review.