Once again my great friend and SEAL Sniper has written something timely and practical: a list of recommended books.

The timing could not be better for Christmas, and I’ve already purchased one of Chris’ recommends. Take a look and have your Amazon account ready — you will most likely find a great stocking stuffer or perfect something extra for a loved one. TJ


By Chris Sajnog

Recently I’ve had several people ask me if I had a recommended reading list. Although books, and the power I believe they can hold, have always been important to me, I’ve never really stopped to think about the ones that have had the greatest impact on me and in a sense, made me who I am.

So, for what it’s worth, here is a list of books that I remember reading and stand out in my mind as important to me in some way. I’m sure there are others that I’ve forgotten and once I post this I’ll remember, so maybe I’ll do annual updates as I read and remember more.

These books are in no particular order, meaning this is not a “Top 10” list, with the exception of #1. Some say knowledge is power, but I think that’s wrong. I believe knowledge is potential power, which you need to act on to be realized.

What does this mean to you and this list? I think these books contain all the information you need to change you life and become whoever it is you want to be – but you need to act on the lessons you learn. Enjoy.

The Bible

I’m a Christian, A.K.A. “Infidel” and proud of it. This is the instruction on how to live your life. If you haven’t actually read it, now is the time.

How to Read a Book

OK, this one is in order too, but only because it will dramatically help you read and understand every other book on this list. This isn’t a book to learn how to speed read, it’s a book that teaches you how to get more out of the books you read. You’re welcome.

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic Of Escape And Endurance

Fine, this one is on the top of a list for a reason too, but this will be the last one in any type of order. Maybe it’s because I’m 98% Norwegian, but this is the best told, most gripping (true) story ever told. If you were to ask me what my favorite book is, We Die Alone is the easy choice.



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