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February 3, 2014

Sunday Book Review #122 – Fearless by Eric Blehm

Filed under: Book reviews — Mike Kueber @ 8:47 pm
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A couple of weeks ago, I was reading some Facebook posts about the hit movie called Lone Survivor.  According to many, it was one of the most emotionally-exhausting movies they had ever seen.  When I asked a friend whether I should read the book first, she suggested that I should see the movie first, but also suggested reading a similar book (about the SEALs) titled Fearless.  Mission accomplished.

Fearless is a biography about Adam Brown.  Although the subtitle serves as a spoiler alert – The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown – the story is also about Brown losing his way as a young adult and then finding his way back to Midwestern values.   Brown’s story reminds me of Law Man by Shon Hopwood.  Both Brown and Hopwood are stories of redemption.  As I noted in my review of Law Man, “[Hopwood] came from a solid, supportive family and community in Nebraska.”  Similarly, Brown came from a solid, supportive family and community in Arkansas.  Both did high school sports and then went bad – Hopwood with crime and Brown with drugs – only to find redemption through the love of an amazing woman and Jesus.

While Hopwood’s story remains a work in progress, Brown made the “ultimate sacrifice.”


1 Comment »

  1. […] like the book Fearless, Lone Survivor includes a vivid description of the grueling process to become a Navy […]

    Pingback by Sunday Book Review #123 – Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell | Mike Kueber's Blog — March 1, 2014 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

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