Storming Home Paperback
Bodyguard to the Stars, Brawler, Boozer and Addict - Could Billy Change?
by Billy Gilvear; Eric Gaudion;
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Extreme conversion story of UK hard man turned pastor in this raw account from addiction to freedom in Christ
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‘Storming Home’ is the life story of Billy Gilvear – a self-destructive hard man, celebrity bodyguard and boozer whose life was utterly transformed into a Baptist Minister, prison Chaplin, the Regional Director for the Eden Project and born-again Christian.
The strict upbringing as the son of a missionary meant Billy always wanted to escape his childhood faith. As soon as he hit 16 years old he enrolled in the Army and despite being bullied he flourished as a young solider, receiving a fast-track commission. He then met a young corporal called Bev and soon they entered married life together.
A bold career move from the Army into bodyguard work took him from dangerous war zones into the temptations of the celebrity world. He guarded:
• Naomi Campbell
• Take That
• The Bee Gee’s
• Arnold Schwarzeneggar
• Mel Gibson
• and more
Surrounded by the celebrities lifestyle introduced him to drugs which led to befriending gangsters and dealing to others. His new lifestyle brought with it a destructive tendency which eventually lost him his job, his marriage and his children. For Billy, suicide was his only escape… but God had other plans. Through a friend Billy rediscovered the God he had pushed aside, forgotten and ridiculed for the past 30 years.
As a result: Bev encounter Christ, they reconciled, remarried, had two more children and become Christians. Now Billy has become a Baptist Minister, prison Chaplin and evangelist, helping others find Christ as he so miraculously did.
Storming Home by Billy Gilvear; Eric Gaudion was published by Lion Hudson in June 2013 and is our 4813th best seller. The ISBN for Storming Home is 9780857212559.
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Billy soon quit the Army to become a bodyguard to the stars, working with Naomi Campbell, Take That, Bee Gees, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Mel Gibson and others. Billy had always been a drinker but now the celebrity lifestyle introduced him to drugs - dealing, and running with gangsters. He lost his job. Bev and the children suffered his evil temper, and Bev ultimately divorced him.
Billy contemplated suicide, but Christ intervened. A friend reintroduced him to the God he had hated for 30 years. Bev too encountered Christ: the two would be reconciled, remarry, and have two more children. Now a Baptist pastor, prison chaplain and evangelist, Billy sees in others the miracle that has taken place in himself.
Details for Storming Home
|Page last updated||21st October 2015|
|Author / Artist||Billy Gilvear; Eric Gaudion|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (June 2013)|
|Edition||1st New edition|
|Number of Pages||208|