Fearless by Eric Blehm is a book about the life of Adam Brown. Who may you ask is Adam Brown and why should I read a book about him you may ask. Well Adam Brown was a Navy Seal and that alone tells you that he is a courageous man of valor. A strong man who doesn't back down when the chips are against you. A man who will defend his country and countrymen against enemies both foreign and domestic. But reading this book will tell you about the real man and men of the Navy Seals. This book will introduce the reader to the men behind the legends. This book tells the story of Adam's life. His relationship with his parents and how he was raised to be this Christian man of valor as well as a man of values. This book tells the dirt on Adam of his dark years of drug addiction and his battle to stay clean and sober. This book tells the love story of one man and his wife and his devotion to his children though he was away from them often in the line of duty for his country. This book tells the story of Adam Brown's life from childhood to and through the end of his life at the hands of the Taliban. It tells how a man of honor lives his life and how the families of these men go on to live life after they are taken from us. Adam Brown was a hero though he would never say that about himself--a selfless hero.
To say that I loved this book would be an understatement. This book was hard to read because from the first page the reader is aware that Adam dies at the end. In fact towards the end the book starts to prepare the reader for the final days of Adam. I had a hard time starting that part of the book and delayed reading it for several days. The end of the book was read through tears. This is just the best book and needs to be read by any American to understand the sacrifice that our Armed services give for the freedoms that all American's enjoy. Please read this book and thank you Eric Blehm for writing it.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Press for this review.
This is just my own honest opinion, but I just couldn't get into it. I did read a few of the reviews posted on this website to see if I was missing something. Apparently I am. There are a few that were negative reviews, so I guess I fit in with them in some way. But I will say that just because I couldn't get into it doesn't mean that it is not beneficial for anyone. I didn't grow up in a military family and really have no interest in military stories, though I do respect and honor the role that they play in our society. Hopefully reading this review does not deter you from picking up the book. As to whether or not I would recommend it to a friend, it really depends. For me it wasn't interesting, but to someone else it might be. It just might be a book that encourages you and you can disregard what I think, because in the end it really doesn't matter. May you find this story inspiring you to follow the Lord more closely.
The life of hero Adam Brown is story that is worth telling. From a trouble past to finding Christ, to fighting for his life to fighting for freedom, his story is a challenge to anyone to never give up. Brown fought his demons with courage; he was fearless.
The story of Adam Brown begins in Arkansas with a daredevil, football playing, give-it-your-all attitude man. Brown was a defender of the weak and stood up for what was right. He was a SEAL in the making before he even knew.
Sadly there were forces at work that tried to bring him down; drugs. Brown found this vice and it would haunt him for many years. Injuring his family and friends the drugs would work their maniacal fingers into Brown's person which finally resulted in prison.
Yet, prison is where Brown found his saving grace: Jesus Christ. He started to get his life in order and it was around this time that joining the Navy and eventually the SEALs would be birth.
I found myself glued to this book and being challenged that no matter what, it was worth fighting for what is right. I also was challenged to love my family, to stick beside them, and to be there for them; especially my wife. While this book focuses on one man's military career there are callings to men to rise up and be...fearless.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
I have reviewed a number of books and have been pleased to do so.
I cannot at all recommend "Fearless" due to the profanity that the book contains. It is not necessary to stoop to the language of the world to tell a story and make it realistic. We are to abstain from all appearance of evil and our minds do not need to repeatedly come in contact with profanity.
I am extremely disappointed as I know there is a great story here.