We know we already did quite a number of posts already about Marcus Luttrell’s bestseller, but we could not help but still share more good reviews that we were able to encounter about the book. We figure it could be one way that we are able to contribute towards bringing to light the heroism, courage and unwavering service of not just the Navy SEALs but all the deployed troops of the U.S. Armed Forces. After all, since we cannot all be heroes, the least we could do is to give them all the support that they need.
We found this beautiful review by Anthony Bradley on WorldMag.com. He opened his review by saying that he felt that no monetary compensation will probably be enough to repay the work that Navy SEALs in active duty do for their country, a conclusion that he came to after finishing Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor.
Bradley had such good words to say that we hope this will encourage those who have not yet read the book to pick it up as we and Bradley have done. Aside from it being a story of war and war experiences, it also provides an insight into what it entails to become a SEAL — the training and sacrifices that one has to endure in order to be deemed worthy to put one’s life on the line for country. Bradley says further that the book is “a story about discipleship, camaraderie, courage, commitment, wisdom, and mercy.”
Bradley also touches on how Luttrell handled one of the issues plaguing the SEALs of today, with SEALs being portrayed as brutal savage killers of innocent souls. Our understanding of SEALs, though, tells us that nothing can be further from the truth, and it can be disheartening to note that pencil-pushers can deign to try and dishonor people who are more than willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country and their countrymen.
Bradley ends by saying that some parts of the book brought him to tears, and it is not all that surprising. The Lone Survivor indeed makes for great reading.