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Fearless: The Heroic Story of One Navy SEAL's Sacrifice in the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Unwavering Devotion of the Woman Who Loved Him

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Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team Six, straight to the heart of one of it’s 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 had written, “I’m not afraid of anyt...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
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Jeff Randleman
Book Review - Fearless by Eric Blehm


Biographies have been a solid staple of my reading diet for the past few months. Looking deep into the lives of great people is educational, inspiring, and helps me become more of the person that I'm created to be. For most of my life, I dreaded reading the biographies that was assigned to read, or given by friends and families. But recently, I have discovered that learning from the lives of others has incredible benefits for my life.

Last night, in tears, I fi...more
Aaron Conrad
Last week I received a copy of a book called “Fearless” by Eric Blehm to review. Little did I know when I started this book that by the end of it, I would be moved to emotion like I rarely am. This book is a game changer on so many levels. I honestly won’t be able to find the words in this review to express how much I wish people would get a copy and read it for themselves. It is the remarkable story of one man, his story, his struggles, his humility, his family, his addictions and oh, by the wa...more
Gail Welborn
***If you only read one book this year, make it this one in honor of this courageous SEAL!!!

Eric Blehm, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author’s new release, “Fearless” arrives Tuesday, May 22. It’s an amazing narrative about “SEAL Team SIX’s most legendary operator,” Adam Brown, a member of the same SEAL team “… counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden…”

Although “Fearless” is Adam’s story, it’s also the multifaceted story of an elite, little-known, fierce brotherh...more
Katie
Jun 04, 2012 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for an inspirational read
I don't know what more to say other than this was not only an excellent story, but the author did a wonderful job telling it.

I take it back, I do have a couple other things to add... Adam Brown was the kind of person that inspires others around him to want to be better people. This is not because he was a perfect person himself, far from it actually, but he tried, hard. In his efforts he motivated those around him to strive harder to become all they could. People like Adam Brown make me proud t...more
Lisa H
I was interested in this book because I like to read about the military. And I was in the US Navy years ago. I was not prepared for what I read.

This autobiography (which I don't tend towards reading) was a beautiful example of both military pride and God's love. Adam's story is filled with defeat, humiliation, huge success, and abundant love.

The story of a true child of God that we all want to be. I will not spoil the story by stating specifics (you really need to read it), but Adam's life start...more
Nicole Tuttle
I struggled like crazy to get through this book. I love Adam and Kelley and the people within this story, but the writing is horrible and trying to read through it was not unlike choking through the worst dry sandwich ever. I'm still hoping that the reason for its juvenile pacing and shallow glimpses into these extraordinary peoples' lives is because Blehm wants to get to the meat of the matter as quickly as possible. No matter, it's strange and unpalatable.

What I do want to commend, however, a...more
Jack
I think a lot of people rate this as 5 starts because anything less may be considered to be not "patriotic". The fact is that this book is good, but not great. It is an interesting read at points, less than interesting at other points.

Adam Brown is certainly a hero, no doubt. He was a man with a reckless personality, shown with his addiction to drugs & alcohol, his extreme religious behavior, as well as some of the things he did in his personal life (jumping off of moving vehicles over bridg...more
James Somahkawahho
Everyone has been hearing about the Navy SEAL novel "No Easy Day". I personally think the guy who wrote it may have put himself and family and other SEAL team members in harmsway.

I am going to tell you about what I think about Adam Brown (Navy SEAL) and this biography that was written about him. He started out as a high school athlete, lost his way and got hooked on; coke, crack, meth and almost anything else you can think of. He was arrested several times because of the drugs. After two years h...more
Tony
I was reluctant to begin reading this book because I know Adam's father and brother. By knowing how the story ends, I knew it was going to be very difficult for me to read.

Well, I only thought I knew the story. After reading FEARLESS, I have a whole new understanding of what drug addiction can do to a family. Seeing how Adam was able to overcome so much in his short life through his faith and hard work is greatly inspiring.

I have heard many stories of people who found renewed hope by reading Ad...more
Kim Haight
Wow... wow.... wow! Done and everything from halfway through is even more so now.... Love it! Gives me even more pride and gratitude in our Military and Allied Forces...

More than halfway through... I could hardly put this one down last night... I have found that what touches me the most lately in what I am reading is where the story is based on a true story.

I want more from my library than my occasional "wonderfully written" romance novels (and there are sooo many great ones, that I just have...more
Norm Konzelman
Fearless? You would be surprised to know that this book is a love story. Every book about heroes is a love story.
Although this book would likely not attract a woman to read, it would be a mistake to think of it as a book about war or fighting, unless you would consider that war the internal one that every person faces.
I could not adequately describe all the areas of life the writer covers in the pages, the military and comradeship not even being the one most outstanding to me. It really is a lov...more
Vera Godley
Jun 10, 2012 Vera Godley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: men, public and school libraries
One of Adam Brown’s final wishes, written by hand on his CACO form, was that his spiritual testimony—his complete story—be told, including “my life before I met Jesus Christ and Kelley.” You can appreciate now just how fearless Adam had been when he requested others to share that dark period [of drugs and addiction] from his past. Even in death, he selflessly and publicly risked tainting his own legacy so that others might be inspired to seek faith and overcome their own struggles. Excerpted fro...more
Mary


This book is not your typical SEAL story, although all of them are inspiring examples of great men that sacrifice more than we can imagine to honor the patriot blood that runs through their veins to protect this great country. This story about Adam Brown is that and so much more. In the end, I could summarize that this book is about love. Love of a forgiving and strengthening God, love of a great woman, love of country, love of family, and love of the SEAL brotherhood. Love. Not a word that you...more
Rcopithorne
WOW! Thats all that comes to mind. Alot of military memoirs (especially SEALS Books) spend the first 5 chapters covering BUD/S Training. If you have read books before you often get bored with reading the the same breakdowns of how hard,tough and grueling the training is. I am NOT taking away from this at all as these are warriors. Fearless brings you into WHO Adam really was. From a goofy kid, prankster and respectful child to his dark days battling addiction and jail time. To read about someone...more
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This book was utterly HEARTWRENCHING
and captivating
awe-inspiring
flabbergasting
Gah. The author did an amazing job with Adam Brown's story. I felt like I knew him and everything he went through. I was so PROUD of everything that he overcame.
I fell in love with his friends and everyone in the Navy Seal community and TO KNOW that they ALL died 2 weeks after this book was written in a helicopter crash shot down absolutely rips me to pieces.
:'(
This is a MUST read for any woman or man who loves heroism...more
Greg
Right-wing Christian propaganda about zero dimensional bad boy turned do-gooder.
Daniel Threlfall
Adam Brown's life ended in an isolated military clinic in the mountains of Afghanistan, his body riddled with AK-47bullet holes from Taliban militia. However, Adam Brown's legacy lives on, described in his biography by author Eric Blehm. The book, Fearless ,released today (May 22) is a moving account of the struggles, redemption, and sacrifice of Adam Brown.

Adam Brown was a Navy SEAL operator serving in Afghanistan with the elite DEVGRU team, otherwise known as SEAL Team Six - the group that too...more
Chrissy
This book set out to accomplish two things: 1. tell the story of SEAL Adam Brown who made the ultimate sacrifice and 2. show the human-side of SEALs. In these objectives, this book rates 5 stars in my opinion. Adam Brown was a truly remarkable individual that sank to crazy lows but then righted himself to become one of the most elite warriors in the world as part of SEAL Team SIX. His story is truly inspirational. One of the best parts about this book was that it gave a view of the human-side of...more
Linda
FEARLESS is typically a book you would find men reading. For some reason, I am drawn to stories of men who have sacrificed their lives or given their service for our country through the military. This is Adam Brown’s life story, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, and it has touched my heart in a million different ways. He was proud to be from the state of Arkansas, which you will see as you read through the book.

As it states in the book, Adam was born three minutes after his twin sister, Manda, and it...more
Crown Publishing Group
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 Brow...more
Darlene Quinn
Fearless was a gripping story of love, devotion, and courage. Although I thought I knew a great deal about drug addiction and what it took to overcome it, I learned so much more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a family member who is fighting a similar battle. Eric Blehm has give the reader a detailed and truthful picture of Adam Brown--his victories and his faith, as well as his demons, all wrapped up in a page turning story. As a bonus the reader is taken into the world of...more
Ellen
ISBN: 978-0-307-73069-5
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Available: May 2012

When you hear about NAVY SEALS, what is the first thing you think?

Patriotism
Protection
Freedom
Family
Faith

What picture do you see in your mind?

Highly trained soldiers / sailors
fighting under the cover of darkeness




Have you ever thought about the type of men who feel called (or led) to voluntarily signing-up for the most physically challenging and dangerous career in our military? Who are these courageous men who put thei...more
Belindachaplin
"Fearless" by Eric Blehm is the true story of Navy Seal Adam Brown who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 leaving behind a wife and 2 children. It is a story that not only shows his whole life with no holds barred, but also encourages us to live our own lives fearlessly. He was a Christian and lived out his faith - showing us how to be warriors in the true sense.

Even though I expected to be moved by the book (he does die, and you know that going in), I didn't realise the journey it would take me...more
Joan
Received this book as a gift from a friend of Adam Brown's parents. I was almost afraid to read it because I knew it would be sad. And it was, But it is also filled with hope, encouragement and inspiration. God took a young man whose life was in shambles and rebuilt that life, moulding Adam Brown into a man of courage and character. The title 'Fearless' means one thing at the beginning of the book, but takes on much deeper meaning by the end. The book is well-written, not too technical for those...more
Daphne Manning
I wish I could give this book more stars. For every praying parent of a prodigal son, this story of the part Christ and family played in the life of a drug addicted young man who overcame his addictions to become a premiere American hero is a story of hope and encouragement. It made me even more proud to be an American to read of the bravery and commitment of those who put their life on the line to go through the rigorous training necessary and to execute missions against unbelievable odds to se...more
Rick Gingrich
Incredible story. Simply a must read. Adam Brown was a true hero, a real hero with struggles and failures, yet an incredible passion for life and an incredible determination. I just finished this, and I am speechless. Read it.
Linda Carroll
Fearless was not what I expected. I've read several other military hero stories and most of them started the book at the beginning of their military career or basic training. As I got deeper into the first several chapters, I wondered if I purchased the wrong book. How could anyone have a drug problem and not only become a SEAL, but excel at it and ultimately become an amazing person and a true hero? As I listened (I bought the audio) to the story unfold, I actually began to dislike Adam for wha...more
Cindy
I am had received an email from Waterbrook Press a couple of months before this book was due to be released and thought that it would be a great read. Let me say that I was not disappointed. Even though Adam went through trials and battled addictions, his character and his faith in God eventually carried him through. The physical trials alone through his training and service would have been enough to stop most but Adam knew he had a job to do and knew that was what God was calling him to do. Ada...more
Jimmy
Jul 03, 2013 Jimmy added it
An emotional biography of a SEAL TEAM SIX operator name Adam Brown, who was killed in August 2011. An incredible story: I don't think I've ever read such a real and powerful account of drug addiction than I did in this book (which is worth buying the book in of itself) and how he failed so many times; yet, it's also a story of faith and how Jesus Christ changed his life around, and through him others as well. Based upon interviews of SEALs, family members and his widowed wife, it is also balance...more
Ronald Roseborough
Love, strength, caring, fearlessness, faith, dedication, selflessness, these are all qualities that Adam Brown possessed. As a Navy Seal he epitomized the American warrior. Of the many stories that could be told of the Seals, his comrades invariably pointed to his story as the one they would like told. He was no saint. He would would be the first to admit he had his faults and his demons. Shortly out of high school, he became hooked on drugs, after he failed to find a direction for his life. He...more
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“Modest, conventional expectations weren't enough to lure Adam Brown away from the power of drug addiction that ensnared him. Instead, the college dropout already in his mid-twenties found only the big, near-impossible dream of being a Navy SEAL captivating enough to consistently draw him to different choices.” 3 likes
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