Book Review: American Sniper

american-sniper-u-s-navy-seal-chris-kyle-11Book 16 of 5o in my quest to read 50 books in 52 weeks. (2013)

American Sniper (by: Chris Kyle)

Before telling you about this book it’s important to give you a fair warning. This was written by a Navy Seal. By his own admission in the book, Navy Seals are known for their colorful use of the English language. I cannot in good conscious tell you about American Sniper without first warning you that the language is adult from cover to cover.

Okay. Here we go.—>

This book is an amazing account of the most lethal sniper in American history. Chris Kyle’s honesty and transparency throughout each page is, at times, stagering.

He honestly talks about his faith, his family struggles, his guilt for those he lost in battle, and his willingness to kill the enemy without remorse.

Chris Kyle challenged me to have a clear resolve as to who we are and what we’re about. He didn’t waver on the essentials of life. He knew what he was and what he was gifted at.

Chris also earned my respect forever with his tireless outreach toward veteren’s once he retired.

He helped me understand that US veteren’s don’t want a handout but a hand-up. He also said the last thing a veteren wants is to be made to feel weak. Just treat them like the men they are.

Chris was sadly killed on a firing range in February 2013.


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