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Overview "A More Elite Soldier" teaches young men that being a man and having a relationship with one's Maker go hand in hand. Readers can appreciate exciting military content at a level that challenges them spiritually.
Publishers Description The rigor of becoming an Airborne Ranger is exceeded only by the challenge of being one - but those who join their ranks find fulfillment in something bigger than themselves. In the same way, pursuing God's objectives energizes our everyday lives. Former U.S. Army Ranger Chuck Holton shows how God oversees our training and gives each of us specific skills to accomplish the mission He has for us in this great spiritual war. Riveting action and powerful vignettes offer potent spiritual ammunition for the battles of every Christian serving in God's army. Find out what it takes to be a more elite soldier. Life is combat. From the instant the alarm clock signals the beginning of your day, you're jumping into a zone of uncertainty. Your survival depends on having a clear focus. YOUR OBJECTIVE: Get on mission as an elite soldier. Become part of something bigger than yourself. Your Commanding Officer will oversee your training, honing your skills to a razor-sharp edge. God will lead you through the danger zone of today's insecurity, equipping you to make a difference. In this riveting book, you will be issued potent spiritual ammunition for your daily battles from the perspective of a seasoned Special Operations soldier. UNCERTAINTY IS A GIVEN. FEAR IS OPTIONAL.
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Chuck Holton is originally from Carson City, Nevada. He joined the army upon graduation from high school and served four years as an Airborne Ranger. After completing his enlistment, he moved to Wisconsin to go to college and fly helicopters for the National Guard. With his wife, Connie, he moved to Maryland, where he now works as a stockbroker and enjoys spending time working around their farm and raising their five children.
Reviews - What do customers think about A More Elite Soldier: Pursuing a Life of Purpose?
Gem of a Book Sep 26, 2008
This is a five-star read for what it does: show how life as an elite U.S. Army Ranger is very similar to the life of a dedicated Christian. Holton describes in vivid detail the challenges of the incredible training and physical demands placed upon the Ranger trainee and how that training saves lives on the battlefield. And interspersed throughout the narrative are reminders and illustrations of how living the Christian life also requires one to be an elite soldier. This is a small book, very personal, very well-written for someone who is not a professional writer, and very profound. Certainly, every military man should read this, but so should anyone who is serious about living the Christian life. A very inspiring book.
Life is Combat Oct 25, 2005
Whether you realize it or not, ever since Satan rebelled against God, every human being has arrived on planet earth - a world at war! Chuck's book shows how the lessons he learned as a more elite soldier - a US Army Ranger (hooah) - are directly applicable to life as a Christian being a more elite soldier in the army of the Lord and participating in the daily spiritual battle. Chuck also shows how God, knows us, loves us, and takes time to meet our needs - the last chapter will get your full and undivided attention and show you just how much God cares.
Good book Apr 8, 2005
I'm currently non-denominational and chose to read this book for two reasons: I served in the same Regiment as Mr. Holton (different time period) and I'm currently at a crossroads in my life concerning the idea of organized religion. Simply stated, I'm a lost sheep amongst the herd. So I figured maybe I could pick up a few jewels from this book. And I feel I did. But to the interested reader, be aware that this book is heavy on Army speak, to the point that I think it would take the average reader some time to try and understand what he talks about. I thought his stories were humorous, but then again much of what he says I've done before. So just understand that and further understand it's STILL worth reading. It's an excellent resource for any soldier who's struggling to find the application of God in his life. I came to a realization yesterday that I'm missing something and oddly enough this book appeared in my life the same evening (odd, huh?). Fortuitous as it was, I read it in a day and firmly believe he deals w/ real-life issues concerning combat, leadership, and most important, spirituality, which in turn makes for a very good, down-to-earth read. Three stars for the subject it covers; casual, combat-disinterested readers may not enjoy (even though combat isn't the issue he's hinting at--it's really revelations LEARNED from it which is the pot of gold). If you're compelled by anything I've said, check it out.
buy this book right now!!! Jul 21, 2004
ok i'll make this quick. this is a book that will be read in my house for years to come... one of the best i have ever read. if you have any doubts about this book... forget them... this book demands a rating higher than 5...(...)
A More Elite Book Jan 2, 2004
I read about this book in New Man Magazine.... And I must say... This is a great book for anyone to read... I have shared it already with at least 5 people.... So do yourself a favor and pick it up.