The book spent waaaay too much time telling the story of Adam Brown's youth - which is obviously pivotal to the book, but it was relentless and at times was just plain boring. There was far too much religious content to the point where Adam and his closest friends come across as zealots. I get that they were devout Christians, and felt I was being force fed this aspect of story. There is no doubting the courage of Adam Brown and those around him including his wife, but I wish it had been told better. A disappointing read for me I'm sorry to say.
Loved this book - was gifted it by a good friend and it certainly lived up to expectations. A story of gospel redemption and the ongoing struggle which so many face with addiction. I think anyone reading this book should take a leaf out of both Adam's and his devoted wife, Kelley's story.
Eric Blehm does a great job of telling Adam Brown's story. Adam wasn't perfect, and Blehm tells it like it is, providing details of Adam's use of drugs and other disappointments, through to his victory over them in the SEALs. I would have appreciated more details of the SEALs' military ops, but I guess this is mainly a book about Adam Brown the man rather than his military exploits.
A huge vote of thanks is owed to Mrs. Brown and Adam's other family for providing many personal insights into Adam's life. Personally, I found them amazing.
I wish there were more people like Adam Brown in the world. We are all worse for his passing. I encourage everyone to read his story and draw inspiration from it. It is a very worthwhile read.