Storming Home

British soldier, bodyguard to the stars, boozer and addict - could Billy change?


ISBN: 9780857212559

Publication date: June 21, 2013

Format: Paperback

Extent: 208 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books


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Son of a missionary, born in the Congo, Billy endured a strict upbringing before escaping to the Army at 16. Despite the brutality and bullying he survived and did well, being fast-tracked for a commission. He met and married Bev, herself a corporal. 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 as a consequence, and Bev ultimately divorced him. Billy contemplated suicide when a friend reintroduced him to the God he had hated for 30 years. Bev too discovered Christianity: 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.

Meet the author: Mr Billy Gilvear

Ex-Army hard man and professional bodyguard, Billy’s destructive tendencies were brought up short by his encounter with Christ. He became a Baptist pastor, prison chaplain and evangelist. He is now Regional Director for the Eden Project in Manchester.

Meet the author: Dr Eric Gaudion PhD

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