Fearless by Eric Blehm

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23 Critic Reviews

Within a tight, chronological structure, Eric Blehm has woven this trove into an uplifting story of a youth’s fall, a man’s redemption and, in the end, a hero’s gift to his country..,
-Henry Mark Holzer

Synopsis

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.
 
When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”
 
Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a
promise to his parents.
 
But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U.S. Navy SEAL.
 
An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers, and friends.
 
Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.
 
Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.

 

About Eric Blehm

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ERIC BLEHM is the best-selling author of The Only Thing Worth DyingFor, which recounts the harrowing story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. It was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Last Season, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named by Outside magazine as one of the ten "greatest adventure biographies ever written." Blehm lives in California with his wife and children.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by WaterBrook. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, War. Non-fiction
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All: 23 | Positive: 21 | Negative: 2

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Gail Welborn on May 21 2012

Although “Fearless” is Adam’s story, it’s also the multifaceted story of an elite, little-known, fierce brotherhood of warriors who defend, protect and guard our nation’s freedom.

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Discerning Reader

Excellent
Reviewed by Tim Challies on Jun 14 2012

Fearless is a story that had to be told, and though it is a difficult story to hear, passing as it does through terrible addiction and ending in death, it is both powerful and inspiring...

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North County Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Steve Fisher on Jun 24 2012

His life's journey to that desolate part of the world is a sometimes astonishing and often riveting tale of good versus evil. Of drugs versus family and career. Of his faithful redemption versus his lapses into temptation.

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Reading Glutton

Good
Reviewed by Paul Mastin on May 27 2012

His children were old enough when he died that they will have many good memories of their time with him, but what a gift Eric Blehm as given them in this beautifully written account of their daddy's life

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By The Book

Below average
Reviewed by By The Book on Jul 31 2012

While I feel that the story of Adam’s life...is a triumph of God’s power and provision, I am reluctant to recommend it to just anyone because of the profanity and crude language it contains

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Daniel Threlfall

Good
Reviewed by Daniel Threlfall on May 22 2012

The power of his writ­ing is its research and accu­racy. Blehm set out to write a straight­for­ward biog­ra­phy, not a sen­sa­tional bestseller.

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One Desert Rose

Good
Reviewed by One Desert Rose on Jul 17 2012

Eric does a spectacular job of describing the man, Adam, with all his quirkiness, fun-loving personality, dedication, failures, achievements, faith, deep compassion, and his deep love for his wife and children, as well as his dedication to the men he served with and the country he served.

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Reformed Reader

Good
Jun 10 2012

I consider this one of the best biographies I have read...Reading it makes me proud to be an American and especially proud of our troops.

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RC Catalyst

Good
Reviewed by Gayle on Nov 09 2012

Seldom does a writer bring you into their world so effectively.

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Renninger Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Mrs. Renninger on Aug 03 2012

What I really loved about this book was the way that it presented so many aspects of who Adam Brown was.

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Annie's Ink-Lings

Good
Reviewed by Annie on Aug 02 2012

Saying that this book deeply impacted me seems like hardly enough to cover the range of emotions I experienced while reading it.

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LaTawnia Kintz Reviews

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Reviewed by LaTawnia Kintz on Jul 19 2012

Eric Blehm's style of writing is alive and impacting. Reading Fearless, was almost like reading a novel, easy to read, smooth, and riveting.

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Pausing to Consider

Good
Reviewed by Patricia on Jul 17 2012

If you can read only one book this year, let it be this one!

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Jeff Randleman

Good
Reviewed by Jeff Randleman on Jul 12 2012

Fearless is inspirational. Reading this story will encourage you to higher levels of love and service, for your family, your friends, your country

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I Like to Read

Good
Reviewed by Cori Beth Delp on Jun 29 2012

I found it to be a fitting tribute to an American hero, as well as a reminder to all of us that life is brief.

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Considering the Fields

Good
Reviewed by Liz on Jun 15 2012

Adam Brown did this: he lived with all his might while he lived. That is one thing that shines through Blehm’s book Fearless.

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Black and Blue

Good
Reviewed by Ryan Black on Jun 06 2012

Within minutes of opening it, I was enthralled with this page turner, unable to pull myself from engaging with each word and story that Eric Blehm so seamlessly stitched together.

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Christian Cognition

Below average
Reviewed by Mike Lee on Jun 04 2012

If not for the conclusion, "Fearless" would have been floppy...Sadly, I wanted to skim throught the first 80% of it to get to what the book was really about.

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Arms Wide Open

Good
Reviewed by Aaron Conrad on Jun 04 2012

This book is a game changer on so many levels...It will remind you how blessed we are as fathers, as wives, as Americans. Because of the fearless sacrifice of men and women like Adam Brown.

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Light at Heart

Good
Reviewed by Light-at-heart's space on May 31 2012

The book is engaging, captivating, informative, enlightening, heart-warming, and heart-wrenching. Even the author found the final chapters hard to write and found himself hoping for a different outcome.

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Henry Mark Holzer

Good
Reviewed by Henry Holzer on May 13 2012

Within a tight, chronological structure, Eric Blehm has woven this trove into an uplifting story of a youth’s fall, a man’s redemption and, in the end, a hero’s gift to his country..,

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Fling

Good
May 12 2012

If you like true life as well as military stories, this is the book for you. Eric Blehm (author) did a superior job expressing the honest, authentic life of a true hero.

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FLinG - Finding Life in God

Good
Reviewed by myMagen on May 12 2012

This very human, American story is not written in typical autobiographical format. It is not boring. It is easy reading, more like a novel format...

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