This was an inspiring read with many great ideas on living a Christian life and facing challenges with the right mentality. As someone who has struggled a lot in the past several years with life’s challenges and questioned why God would put me through what I have been through, I could deeply relate to the content of this one. The author, Larry Fowler, tells stories of his time in the BUD/s training for the Navy SEALS to show how you can overcome challenges. The stories were all very entertaining and exciting to read about. If you want a better mindset, this is an excellent read!
Very easy to read. Fowler does an excellent job connecting his Navy SEAL training experiences to those with no military background. The chapters are short but powerful, with excellent summaries at the end of each chapter. I particularly liked the way he connected his military training to his faith. A great model for the modern Christian man!
Larry Fowler does a fantastic job weaving together stories from his Navy Seal training, scripture, and leadership thoughts. Each chapter is short, almost the length of a letter, and filled with wisdom. At the end of each chapter, there are some notes on the themes of that chapter. One may think that it is lightweight, but that is deceiving.
As a leadership book junkie, I still managed to walk away with some things to think about, some different perspectives on things, and a smile. The author has a good nature because it comes through in the book. Not everything he discusses is sunshine and roses, and some downright break your heart, but the book’s overall feel is optimistic.
I enjoyed the book and am recommending it to others. It might be interesting to use as a devotional or a daily discussion group.
In Summary, Dare to Live Greatly by L. C. Fowler is a fantastic read. It is part memoir, part a look behind the curtain at Navy SEAL training, part leadership guide, and part devotional. The book is complete with meaningful quotes and Scripture passages that underscore the importance of the message conveyed in each chapter. The author speaks to the reader personally, and while most of us will never endure Navy SEAL training, he does a great job of showing the parallels between becoming a SEAL and surviving life’s challenges. Each chapter concludes with a Dare To … section that captures the key points from the chapter. This book can be read cover to cover, a chapter a day, or kept as an inspirational reference. It would also be an excellent read for a team or group to do together.