Item description for The Road to Unafraid: How the Army's Top Ranger Faced Fear and Found Courage Through "Black Hawk Down" and Beyond by Jeff Struecker & Dean Merrill...
Overview The author, a "Black Hawk Down" hero, the army's Top Ranger, and now an army chaplain, brings to life his experiences at the frontlines of every U.S. initiative since Panama, and shares how his faith in God sustained him in the darkest of times.
Jeff Struecker, a "Black Hawk Down" hero, the Army's Top Ranger, now an Army Chaplain, relates his own tales from the frontlines of every U.S. initiative since Panama, and tells how God taught him faith from the front in fear-soaked times. As readers go on-mission with Struecker through his harrowing tales, they will learn how to face their own fears with faith in a mighty God. Just as he told one of his charges in Mogadishu: "The difference between being a coward and a hero is not whether you're scared, it's what you do while you're scared."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849900603 ISBN13 9780849900600 UPC 023755026699
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More About Jeff Struecker & Dean Merrill
Jeff Struecker was a decorated member of the United States Army's most elite fighting corps whose personal experiences in Mogadishu, Somalia, were documented in the New York Times best seller and major motion picture Black Hawk Down. Retired with twenty-two years of active service, he also fought many tours of duty in Panama, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is a nationally recognized speaker and pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. Alton Gansky is a Christy Award-nominated and Angel Award-winning author who writes to stimulate thinking about spiritual matters. He served as a pulpit minister for twenty years and has published nearly thirty books.
Reviews - What do customers think about Road To Unafraid?
Wonderful read, inspirational, riveting Mar 29, 2007
I bought 3 copies of this book--one for me and one for each of my sons who are in the military. Captain Struecker's account of his life as a Ranger, and as a Christian, gave me a sense of great respect for him, the way he made decisions, and pride in this young man's accomplishments, not only for him but for our military! What a grueling experience to become a Ranger! I can only be amazed that these men survive these arduous assignments. This fine man has dedicated his life to serving our country, serving our Lord, and serving our soldiers and I am so thankful to him for that. I hope his book will inspire my sons to the same heights of achievement.
Worth the Read, especially for a Parent. Jan 24, 2007
One of my friends gave me this book to read. Being a Christian and having a son in the Army, he thought I might get a better understanding of what it is like for today's soldiers. I enjoyed the book so much that I read in two days--just like the other reader. After finishing the book, I ordered for my son to read. Hopefully he will understand that all things are possible for those who are committed.
But don't be discouraged from buying this book if you think it is going to be heavily laden with Christian beliefs, as it is not. Captain Strueker explains what helped him to prepare for what he had to face and how he felt compelled to help others. This is not a Bible in your face type of book--it is a book on how he was able to survive.
In addition, there are some personal accounts of recent military actions that the United States has been involved in and how the soldiers really feel about politicians decisions. Honestly, the book is worth the price.
Road to unafraid Jan 19, 2007
I had the opportunity to listen to Chaplain (CPT) Struecker speak to a group of men at a fellowship gathering at one of our local churches. He is a very inspirational speaker and is sincere about his love for Jesus. Having recently retired from the military I had a good understanding of what he had gone through while reading the book. I too was in a combat military occupational specialty (MOS) so I know what type of challenges he faced both mentally and spiritually. He had risen to the highest level of the most elite fighting force our Army has. The way he has stayed true to his faith throughout his many struggles and became stronger is an inspiration to those of us who have worn or wear the uniform. I actually liked the book so much that I gave copies of it to a few of my former ROTC Cadets on their commissioning as 2nd Lieutenants in the Army recently. I highly recommend this book to anyone who questions their faith or is in the military and a Christian.
A Soldier's Faith Dec 23, 2006
I recently read Chaplain Jeff Struecker's story in a sitting and felt it was truly a story from the heart. It includes great personal retrospectives on those bleary dog-days in Mogadishu we all dreaded, tough days at Benning in Ranger training, and the even tougher transition from soldier to Chaplain. It wasn't that his account of the BlackHawk down sequence that moved me however, it was the simple desire to follow his faith that impressed me most. As our chaplaincy needs even more chaplains to meet the demands of current and future operations, this story reflects how tough it is to actually become a Military Chaplain and how valuable a ministry they provide. Chaplain Jeff's story of faith is a wonderful and inspiring read of how a soldier navigated the challenges of youth, family, military life and combat, and the arduous road to serving as a chaplain. If you want glimpses of how it is done read this book. I would have liked it to include more on his life as a chaplain now. I was impressed with his sincerity and honest faith. An easy read that would make a great gift for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
Wow. What a story! Incredible Read. Oct 14, 2006
I read this book in 2 days. I literally couldn't put it down. I suggest that anyone who was a fan of Black Hawk Down, the movie or the book, pick up this latest release to get an absolute first hand perspective of the Ranger who led the convey into Mogadishu several times to rescue pinned down Rangers in battle. I can only hope that at some point, my life will have the signifigance that Captain Struecker has attained. What a class act.