Fearless is the fascinating biography of Adam Brown, a proud member of US Navy Seal Team Six who lost his life in Afghanistan. Adam is a true American hero. Yet what makes Eric Blehm’s biography interesting is not Adam’s military career, but what he overcame to join the military, become a member of the Navy Seals’ most elite squadron and become a leader and a hero.
Blehm conducted extensive interviews with Adam’s family, friends and fellow Seals to create a portrait of a man who overcame his poor choices as a young adult to become a strong man of God; a leader willing to lay down his life for his family and country. Adam’s family wasn’t wealthy, but he graduated from high school and started college before he started to drift aimlessly, unsure of what he wanted to do except party with his girlfriend Cindy. His life became a downward spiral that included drugs and jail.
It is nothing short of miraculous that Adam found God, found his wife Kelley, and was allowed to join the Navy. He finally found his calling when he was accepted into the Navy Seals program. The mental, physical and emotional challenges helped him to grow as a leader.
Blehm’s biography of Adam Brown reads like a good novel. Yet the story and all of the characters are real. Blehm shows how God can take a flawed man and make a hero that we can all admire.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group Blogging for Books program for this review.