Once I started reading the book Never the Same by B. C. Fleming, I could not put the book down. In fact, I read it cover to cover in about two hours and had to pause my reading several times to pray for Brian and his wife Jamie. When you pick up the book and begin reading, you’re walking right into the middle of a war with religious fanatics who are programed to kill you. Brian witnessed attacks, crimes against innocent people, and the dismembered body of a suicide bomber who tried to kill him. Yes, some parts of the book are graphic, as the author writes from personal experience.
What impresses me most about the book is Brian’s faith in action. He was a young solider fighting for America against the Taliban. As he encountered the enemy in battle, he often felt a spiritual presence of good vs evil. He describes one terrorist burning in hell, and another man who became a friend. Brian brings a faith-based perspective into the war and humanizes the soldiers fighting this war. After reading his book I was convicted to spend more time praying for the men and women who fight for our freedom.
Brian’s story is about being blown up in Afghanistan, not once, but twice, and given a chance to live and share his story. He enlisted in the United States Army at age 18, served in South Korea and then climbed into Afghanistan where he encountered a suicide bomber. His story continues as he reclaims his life at home with his wife and children. He inspires others through his writing and public speaking, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CSPAN, ESPN and the 700 Club with Pat Robertson. Still under the age of 30, this young man continues to serve his country by sharing a powerful story of hope.
You can purchase the book from Brians website http://blownupguy.com
You can watch an interview with Brian here
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