Soul Fuel: A Daily Devotional
Bestselling author Bear Grylls has survived a free-fall parachute accident that left him with a broken back, possibly unable to walk again; falling down a mountain in the Rockies, severing a finger in the Vietnam jungle, a broken shoulder in...
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Bestselling author Bear Grylls has survived a free-fall parachute accident that left him with a broken back, possibly unable to walk again; falling down a mountain in the Rockies, severing a finger in the Vietnam jungle, a broken shoulder in Antarctica. He passed the gruelling training to join the SAS, crossed the North Atlantic in an open inflatable boat, and held the highest ever open-air formal dinner party, in a balloon at 25,000 feet.
But the hardest thing he has ever had to face, he says, is the death of his father. It was then, age 25, that he found what he describes in an interview with the Telegraph as 'a really lovely quiet faith that has been a powerful thing in our lives'.
As he wrote in GQ magazine, 'Faith doesn't mean you have to be especially "religious". But, in a nutshell, my faith tells me that I am known, that I am secure and that I am loved - regardless of the storms I may find myself in from time to time, regardless of how often I fall and fail.'
For the first time, in this open, brave and honest book, Bear reveals the inspiration that helps him to stand strong and find peace each day. These daily readings - exploring themes of friendships, failure, courage, risk, and much more - show us all how to face each day with purpose and power.
Bestselling author Bear Grylls is best known for his adventures climbing ice cliffs, running through forest fires, and parachuting from balloons. Nature has taught Bear some important lessons, and behind every feat is a story of grit, determination and strength -- found in faith. In Soul Fuel, Bear shares the backstories behind many of his most daring expeditions and how his faith gave him the purpose and power to carry on. These are set out in 365 daily devotions in which he explores themes of hope, courage, risk, faith, heaven and more. Bear says: 'I often don't feel very strong. Life can be a battle. But any strength I do have seems to come in the quiet moments at the start of my day. It comes when I am on my own, on my knees. It comes from taking time to be still with God... . So for me, starting my day like this really helps. It is like food. Like good fuel for the soul." Already a bestselling author, Bear is ready to open up on themes of faith, and Soul Fuel is perfect not only for those who share his faith but also for anyone looking for ways to survive in our complex world.
Bear Grylls's prime-time TV adventure series Man vs. Wild is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in more than 180 countries. A former member of the UK Special Forces unit 21 SAS, he was made an honorary lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy. Bear is the youngest-ever Chief Scout of the Scouting Association and its 28 million Scouts around the globe. Bear continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, and these missions have raised more than $2.3 million for children's charities. He lives with his wife, Shara, and thei