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Monday, September 2, 2013

A Survival Guide to Life...Review by the Boy

About the book:
From the world-famous survival expert,learn how to make everyday an unforgettable adventure.

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. 

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces:
What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?
How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you? 
How can you motivate a team to follow you in spite of apparent risks?

Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

My brother and I loved watching Man vs. Wild and I love the outdoors and camping, hiking and survival. So when my mom asked if I wanted to review Bear's book for her, I said, yes. Rather than just write another book about surviving in the wilderness, Bear Grylls wrote one about how to live your life better.  Each chapter is a different tip or life suggestion and includes examples from Bear's life and things he has done. I liked that he's not afraid to talk about his faith.

One of my favorites was that he talked about the fact that you don't always succeed right away, sometimes you need to have some failures first.  You also always have to keep going. You can't quit just because it's hard.  I did a 50 mile hike last summer and and 30 mile hike this summer and I definitely understand about when he talks about how you need to keep going even when you're tired and exhausted.  It's the same way with life; whether it's school or work or relationships.  You keep going.

It doesn't matter if you are an outdoors person or not, this is a book that will help anyone in their life.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Bear Grylls here.  You can purchase your own copy here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I think we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. This sounds like a terrific book! Great review!