Monday, November 4, 2013
Fearless by Eric Blehm
When I started reading the book Fearless by Eric Blehm, I really thought I knew what kind of a book it would be. I'm married to a Captain in the US Army (retired) after all, so I would have to be deaf to have not heard the tale of Navy SEAL Team Six and the mission in Afghanistan that went so terribly wrong. But I wasn't at all prepared for how hard it was to read this book. Not just hard to read near the end, when Adam Brown faces the enemy and gives his life. It was hard to read about Adam's childhood, his rough and tumble teenage years, his addictions. And it was hard to see how much his wife loved him, supported him, stood by him, helped him "grow up" in his walk with the Lord...all the while knowing what the later chapter of Fearless would bring.
Fearless is a great book to read if you don't have much of an idea of who soldiers often are at their core, where they came from, why the military is such a good fit for many men...and it also provides insight into the life of the military family. It is raw and honest and painful...and true. True does not mean sugar-coated. Don't think this is a book you can read and not be moved. It is a book you read because you know you need to be moved.
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 4. Not because it isn't worth a 5 (I've given it a 5-star rating in my review @ amazon) but because it should come with some caution to those who don't take seriously the sacrifices our military have made and continue to make. Don't read it just to say you've read it. Read it because you care.
Read Chapter 1 HERE.
More info about the book is available HERE.
Details about the author can be found HERE and HERE.
Disclaimer ~ I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
Day 281 done :)
Jan L. Burt