Fearless – One SEALs story

I recently joined forces with Books For Bloggers because reading is really one of my great pleasures.  We are a book household.  My ridiculous stuffed bookshelves are proof of that.  So, getting opportunity to review books is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  There was a book I’d seen floating around that I really wanted to get my hands on; and it just so happens that one of the first books I had the opportunity to review was FEARLESS, by Eric Blehm.

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 Adam 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.”

But long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—there was a fun-loving country boy from Arkansas whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam Brown was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents … until he grew older, and his family watched that appetite for risk draw him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail.

FEARLESS is the story of a man of extremes, whose determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam Brown’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.

FEARLESS is the intimate story of a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as just that—fearless.

This was perhaps one of the most beautiful stories, relating to the military and our current military situation, that I have read in a long time.  I felt truly honored to be even allowed to read this book and have an inside look at the life of a man, and his family, who we are lucky to have had tred this ground for the years we did.   Eric Blehm clearly took the time and was 100% dedicated to the story of Adam Brown and to honoring him, his family, and his SEAL family.  After reading the book I discovered that many of the men interviewed for it were lost to us in a Marine Helicopter crash.  That made reading the story even more haunting.  I’m writing this review just as it is hitting the media that another SEAL book will be making appearance on bookshelves in a couple weeks.   If you are interested in a SEAL book, and what to learn about being a SEAL, the life of one and his family then I would suggest picking up FEARLESS.  You can read the first chapter here.  There’s also a wonderful podcast with Eric Blehm here, if that sort of thing interests you.

You can purchase the book on Amazon right now for under $14.00.  Scroll down for a chance to win a copy thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

 I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.  I was not compensated in any other way for a positive review.  My opinions are my own, take ’em or leave ’em

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