Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Review: A Warrior's Faith

A Warrior's Faith: Navy SEAL Ryan Job, a Life-Changing Firefight, and the Belief That Transformed His Life is a front-lines view of one man's experience in the Navy SEALs and what happens after tragedy strikes.  

Having lived in San Diego the majority of my life, I have had several friends who are/were Navy SEALs.  They are an incredible group of men- the ones I knew were honest, loyal, fun-loving, and dedicated to their jobs and fellow SEALs with lifelong devotion.  This book brings us inside some small pieces of that life- the training, struggles, devotion, and choices that SEALs face throughout their career.

Ryan Job was intense and dedicated before, during and after his stint in the military.  This book tells the story of the firefight that changed his life and about how he coped afterward.  It focuses on Ryan's faith and how he was able to accomplish amazing things with the Lord by his side.  It is a great story.

Unfortunately, the writing is a bit.... maybe too much like a newspaper story and less like a full-length book.  It feels a bit superficial and forced in places.  Held me back from fully engaging the story (which is incredible).  Still, the story of Ryan Job's life is one that will inspire many and calls us to greatness in our own lives and circumstances.  

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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