New Biographies In The Library

14 Feb

UnThinkable by Scott Rigsby

After losing his legs in a car accident at 18, Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—to become the first double-leg amputee to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon! An inspiration to physically challenged and able-bodied athletes, Rigsby tells of his courageous journey of faith.

The Road To Unafraid by Captain Jeff Struecker

Jeff Struecker, eventual winner of the Army’s Best Ranger competition, was one of the elite U.S.
sent into Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 as part of a U.N. peacekeeping operation. Their mission: to break the grip of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid in order to quell the civil war and famine that was ravaging the country. Struecker and his fellow Rangers, plus others, fought side by side against overwhelming odds. For eighteen harrowing hours, some of the soldiers remained trapped and wounded in the most hostile district of Mogadishu. A rescue convoy, headed by Struecker, was mounted to retrieve them. He led the convoy back into the hell of battle not once, but twice, determined to rescue downed soldiers, all the while expecting to die himself. In this riveting book, Struecker recounts the stories of his life as a top Ranger, from the frontlines of every U.S. initiative since Panama-moments where God met him and delivered peace in the midst of certain death. He also recounts his journey of becoming a full-time chaplain so he could teach his fellow Rangers how to have the “peace that passes all understanding.”

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