Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Fearless By Eric Blehm
This is a wonderful story of an average boy, high-school jock/ladies man/goofball. It continues with his devastating, harmful life, and then to a career and life that is virtually unattainable by anyone in the world: U.S. Navy SEAL. Adam not only became a Navy SEAL, he did it under ridiculous injuries and demons waiting to take him out. Nothing and no one could take Adam down, no one could tell him he couldn't do something.
Ryan, Adam's friend who had taken him in during a difficult time in Adam's life, had a conversation one night with Adam and it is the essence of this book. ~~"How beautiful grace is and how God's grace can redeem so much darkness and what was so ugly can be made beautiful"~~ This was Adam's life: Ugliness turned into a beautiful, courageous life. That was Adam.
During Navy SEALS training a friend of Adam's had told of a day during surf-torture training: "They'd made us lie down and link arms in the sand, freezing cold waves splashing over us, our teeth chattering like we're running a jackhammer, and I'd look over at Adam next to me, and he was blue from the cold and grinning, like he was loving it. I remember thinking, What is driving this guy?" This is only the tip of the spear. Adam was ridiculously driven.
You will laugh, cry, smile, look up to God and say, 'Wow, God, that was you!", and cry even harder. Adam was one of a kind and I am thankful to everyone that shared their stories of Adam and his family. Adam truly "Shoveled the sh#t so our families, so the United States, can have what we have and live the way that we do." Thank-you, Adam.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes.
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