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Fearless… by Eric Blehm {Book Review}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

I just finished reading the book Fearless by Eric Blehm and am completely blown away by how much this book captured my attention and has remained in my thoughts.  When I received this book to review, I honestly wasn’t sure that I’d be interested enough to really enjoy it; that thought was fleeting as soon as I started the first chapter.

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Fearless follows the life of Adam Brown, a Navy SEAL operator who served on Team SIX — the same team that was later sent to take out Osama bin Laden.  Rather that focusing heavily on military tactics and language, this book focuses on the man himself who overcame struggles with drug addictions in order to turn his life around and become an American hero.  This book was not written just for military members or military spouses; it is accessible and relatable to all.

In high school, Adam Brown stood up for the underdogs and asked the wallflowers to dance.  He admired his older brother, loved his twin sister, and showed amazing respect for his parents; he never broke his promises to them, even at the expense of jokes from his friends.  His drug addiction after high school changed all of that, though, and greatly affected these relationships as well as the direction his life was heading.  He couldn’t hold a job, would go missing for days, stole from friends and family, and later ended up in jail on 11 felony charges.  After his release from a Christian drug rehab, he met a girl named Kelley who became the support that he needed to combat this addiction and return to being an honorable man.

My favorite part of reading this book was that I knew what Adam Brown would become — I knew that Adam Brown would be successful in life and would eventually end up being ranked in the top 1% of Navy SEALs.  Even as I read through some of his darkest years and wondered how he could possibility get out of this trap, I knew that it would all work out so that he would marry, become a father, and serve our country.  I was in awe of how the military was able to give this man a second chance, and even more amazed that Kelley, his wife, had the necessary faith in God, in her decision to marry Adam, and in Adam himself to be the support he needed.

This is easily one of my absolute favorite books.  I loved the emotions I felt as Adam graduated with honors from his military courses, worked with other Navy SEALs to accomplish unthinkable missions, counseled and taught his children, lost use of his dominant eye and dominant hand, saved women and children in firefights, praised and taught others about God, and loved his wife.  I would (and already have!) highly recommend this book.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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