Here are our current 5 Favorite books for a Strong Mind.
1. Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Author: Steven Pressfield
This book will take you back thousands of years to the bloody days when only around 300 Spartans stood against the thousands of Persians invading their lands. Maybe you have seen the movie 300, trust us, that was nothing compared to the real story. This book will teach you lessons in honor, inner-strength, and death. This is a book to read and hang on to pass down to your son when he is ready to be a man.
2. The Heart & The Fist
Author: Eric Greitens, Former SEAL Officer
Within this book you will find a modern day warrior traveling the world to do good and protect those who cannot do it themselves. Eric constantly battles himself to keep improving and doing the right thing. Not only will his experience as a SEAL Officer inspire you, but Eric also traveled overseas as a civilian working with refugees proving you do not need to be a SEAL to do good in this world. This book is filled with virtues for all men.
3. The Unforgiving Minute
Author: Craig Mullaney
Follow a man from college at West Point to Grad School in London to the battlefields of Afghanistan as an Army Infantry Officer. His experiences teach deep life lessons about family, war, death, love, and overcoming challenges of all kinds. This is another book that will always have a place on the bookshelf.
4. Cold Zero
Author: Christopher Whitcomb
A political speechwriter turned FBI Special Agent; Christopher set out to protect America from all enemies. He takes his family with him to new assignments running cases and appending criminals until he decides to take the next step and attend selection for the Hostage Rescue Team. Grueling nights and days ensue, followed by USMC Sniper School. Tough assignments at Ruby’s Ridge and Waco end with a broken HRT and a search for answers on what the point is until the HRT finds its purpose again. Still an active Agent Chris gives deep insights into what it takes to make the cut of the Elite FBI HRT and the lessons he has learned along the way.
5. Lone Survivor
Author: Marcus Luttrell
The award-winning book on the only survivor of Operation Red Wing and written by the man himself. This explosive book takes you into the world of the Navy SEALS and the heroism and tragedy that plagued that fateful mission in the high mountains of Afghanistan. Learn about Afghan customs, how God saved Marcus from the hands of the Taliban, and the sacrifices his team mates made to protect their brothers and the United States. This is an outstanding book that should be made a requirement for all High School Freshmen.
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