“Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown” by Eric Blehm chronicles the life of Operator Adam Brown from his childhood in Arkansas to his final mission in Afghanistan. His early life and noble character are shaped in our minds through stories of his home life, friendships during his school years, and then choices that nearly destroyed him and landed him in jail. His acceptance of Christ began his turnaround. Much attention is given to the grueling training at each level of service, missions, setbacks and his courageous actions in service to his country.
Blehm also devotes a fair amount of attention and gives respect to Brown’s wife, Kelley. As a military wife and mother, she played an important role in his life. She provided a tranquil home environment where he could rest and regain his strength. She supported him through prayer and action in the battle against his inner demons. She also managed the household and attended to the children whenever duty called him away.
In official paperwork detailing his last requests, Adam wrote that he wanted his family and those who knew him to share the whole truth about his spiritual journey. It was important to him that the dark days were shared alongside the good times. He wanted to give honor and glory to God for the turnaround in his life. His hope was that by revealing his personal demons others would take heart, accept Jesus, and renew the fight to overcome their own inner demons.
I would recommend Fearless to those with an interest in the war against terrorism in the Middle East, the attacks of 9/11, contemporary covert military operations, individuals with an interest in joining any branch of our Armed Forces, and those with a heart to pray for our servicemen and servicewomen. This title would also make a fine addition to any Christian or military biography collection.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; First Edition edition (May 22, 2012)
NOTE: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review.