“Adam Brown’s civilian and military life has been recounted to me by his family, friends, and teammates—all eyewitnesses to each event portrayed in this book, including what Adam told them directly about his history and spiritual testimony. I also used official documents, statements, military record and reports, criminal records, family archives, letters, e-mails, and journal and diary entries. Some dates, locations, times, distances, and names (including those of some civilians)have been changed; faces in photographs obscured; and military tactics, techniques, and procedures altered in order to maintain operational security for the safety of the U.S. Navy SEALs and those who work alongside them.
All quotes, slang, inner thoughts, dialogue, and descriptions have been conveyed to me by those intimately involved in the story to the best of their ability and individual memories. Nothing has been contrived, dramatized, or fabricated.
What you are about to read is the account of an American hero who bravely gave permission in his final written requests to share his journey, from small-town America to gutter to jail to Jesus to war to the top tier of the U.S. military: SEAL Team Six.”
~ Eric Blehm from Fearless
I got this book after my friend, retired Navy SEAL Captain Bob Schoultz, recommended it to me.
Quick context on the recommender: After going to Stanford on a Navy scholarship, Bob became a SEAL and served for decades. He retired as a Captain. In his last assignment, he was the Director of Leadership and Character Development at the Naval Academy.
So… After a weekend chat preparing for my discussion with his ad hoc SEAL Mental Performance Working Group, I asked him for some book recommendations. He told me I had to read this one. So, of course, I immediately got it. Immediately read it. And, here we are.
It’s ASTONISHINGLY good. (Get a copy of the book here.)
Stu Weber, veteran Green Beret, pastor and author of Tender Warrior wrote a testimonial for the book that *perfectly* captures its power. He tells us: “Adam Brown’s zest for life led him down a few dark alleys and more than one dead end. Kindhearted and wild, Adam led a life that lacked direction. God, a woman, and the U.S. Navy gave it to him. Fearless is a love story… several love stories: a man for his woman, a warrior for his team, parents for kids, and soldiers for their country. There is no greater love than that a man lay down his life for his friends. Be warned—reading Fearless will change the way you see the world.”
If that sounds like you’re kind of book, I think you’ll love it as much as I did.
Of course, it’s packed with incredible stories and powerful wisdom. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Ideas so let’s jump straight in.
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