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In "Hard Fighting Soldier: Finding God in Trials, Tragedies, and Triumphs," Rev. Chette Williams, full-time chaplain of the Auburn University football team, tells how God transformed his life and how God continues to use him to influence football players at Auburn and beyond. As a player in the 1980s, some of Williams' Auburn teammates said he "wasn't worth praying for." He was a mean, bitter, angry young man, and when Coach Pat Dye kicked him off the team, nobody was surprised. With God's help, Williams turned his life around and he vowed to help others do the same. Throughout Auburn's perfect 13?0 season in 2004, Coach Tommy Tuberville gave Williams credit for leading the team through adversity to success. "He was the rock we held on to," Tuberville said. "Hard Fighting Soldier" reveals how God used those difficult times to transform players and coaches.
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REV. CHETTE WILLIAMS serves as the Auburn University football team chaplain and is the Auburn campus director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as State Director for Urban Ministries for FCA. A three-year letterman on the Auburn football team from 1982?84, Williams earned his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993.
Chette Williams currently resides in Auburn, in the state of Alabama.
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Hard Fighting Soldier: Finding God in Trials, Tragedies, and Triumphs Jan 25, 2008
This book is amazing. I finished it in two days, the only reason it took me that long was because I started in the evening of a busy night for me. For me to finish a book that fast says a lot because I have only finished maybe 5 books in high school and college (I'm a sophomore in college now) and I have taken AP English courses in high school and literature courses in college. I just don't typically enjoy reading, but this book was so good that I could not put it down. Well written and great theology and Christian experience anyone, not just athletes, can gain from.
Awesome Book! Dec 27, 2007
This book is quite different from a lot of books on the Christian faith. It has many short chapters and moves quickly from one area of Chette's life to another. It does cover some details of Auburn football because that is an early part of his life and his current position is as Chaplain for the Tigers. However a good bit of the book covers his family life, interactions with friends growing up, and his early work in Christian ministries. I thought the style of writing was execellent because it blends his view, with comments from other coaches, team members, and friends that provides a compelling view of how God does work in each of our lives - many times in ways that we only understand many years after He does the work.
It is an easy read, and very entertaining to hear some of the behind the scenes stories of Division I football. I really enjoyed reading it.
Must Read! Dec 26, 2007
Once started I was unable to put down Chette Williams wonderful book full of life stories and messages of hope. Don't shy away if your not part of the Tiger Family or a football fan. This book is about life and what we make of it as individuals and has a group of people. Thank you Chaplain Williams for sharing your journey with us.
Superb testimony by Chette!!! Dec 16, 2007
Just an unbelievable testimony to the work God did in Chette's life at Auburn as a player and now as the team chaplain. God has used Chette in enormous ways both on and off the field and you can read about them first hand in this book. If you are like me, you won't be able to put it down and it will change your life!! Thanks Chette!!
Review by a college team physician and chaplain Nov 20, 2007
Chette Williams' passion and living faith come alive in this simply elegant touching work. It is a personal, genuine and inspirational account of his challenging life as an initially troubled and lost college student and football player who in God's hands is transformed into first a team leader, and then is miraculously led on to be a minister and "fighting soldier" from the toughest neighborhoods of New Orleans to his return as chaplain for Auburn University fooball, where he continues to this day helping tranform the lives of players, coaches and all those God allows to cross his path. It is not a self help book, but with Chette's passionate anecdotal style and the intense experiences and challenges he describes, it is a markedly relevant tool for coaches, teachers and anyone ministering to or leading young people. Don't miss it. When you finish, you'll wish every college student in America could know these truths.