FEARLESS BY ERIC BLEHM//BOOK REVIEW

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Fearless

By: Eric Blehm

Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group

Release Date: May 22nd, 2016

Genres: Christian Non-fiction, Biography, Military

Pages: 256 pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Lifeway, Christian Book, and anyway else books are sold!

Add On: Goodreads

Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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Go deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”

Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination were fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses, including drug addiction, and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.

Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as…fearless.

My Review

Whoever is cutting the onions needs to stop now. I can’t handle this. This book was so inspiring, challenging, and just beautiful. Beautiful is not usually a word associated with a Navy SEAL book but for this one, this word fits perfectly.

This book was all about redemption. It was all about how God used Adam for His plans. Y’all, it was amazing to read everything that God did for Adam. It was powerful. It was beautiful. 

This book had me crying like a baby at the end. I honestly do not think anyone can make it through this book without crying. Mr. Blehm does a fantastic at capturing the emotions that Adam’s friends and family must have been feeling through this hard time in their lives. 

This whole book was an amazing testimony to God’s goodness, mercy, and love. I loved the approach Mr. Blehm took with it. He started with his childhood and went from there. He painted a beautiful picture of how God worked through Adam. I can promise you one thing, Adam would not be the man he is remembered today as, if he had not found God along the way. I can promise you that. 

Adam Brown was and still is today a hero. He not only fought for his country, he also fought for God. What warms my heart so much about this book is that I know I’ll be able to meet this remarkable man one day. I will be able to meet some of his brothers in arms too. There was so much hope at the end of this book. It always breaks my heart reading some of these military books because they don’t know God when they die but Adam did and through his life and story, he impacted those around him for the better. 

I don’t know what else to say other than y’all really need to read this book. There are a few cuss words and a few other minor content things but it’s not bad. Its like a PG13 war movie pretty much. Better than most war movies/books and it has a beautifully powerful message. So please do yourself a favor and read this book. It is worth the time.

My Favorite Quote

“…As you read opinions and history in school about 2004… I want you to know… that going to this war was right. No matter what you hear 20 years from now by elite media and historians, things get distorted… Just like Vietnam, I fear OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) will be abused in the same way. Just as you hear more about American soldiers in Vietnam raping women and children and shooting unarmed men, today the media is focused about this detainee debacle for two weeks solid, in contrast to American Soldiers being dragged in the streets and dismembered, which was covered for less than 72 hours. I am part of the Special Operations Forces elite… We are harder than anyone at these detention centers and let me tell you, we treat these guys with the utmost professionalism. We do not hit them, we don’t humiliate them or cause them any bodily harm for the purpose of entertainment. As a Christian, one assumes great compassion… This is WAR and treated very seriously. People are being killed and it is our job to get information… The humanity in me wants me to warm them, tell them their family is okay, feed them, and even embrace them in a loving way… Most, even in my stature, feel the same way. This is the American Soldier.”

About the Author

Eric Blehm is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Fearless and The Only Thing Worth Dying For. His first book, The Last Season, was the winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and was named by Outside magazine as one of the “greatest adventure biographies ever written.” He has dedicated his life to telling the stories of those who serve.

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