Good Morning Friends! Today is my stop on the book tour for THE RESCUER By Jason Sautel.
Thank you to TLC Book Tours and the publisher for the review copy.
Genre: nonfiction, memoir
Published: September 1, 2020
Source: Thomas Nelson
This book is especially meaningful as so many brave men and women are fighting local fires in California right at this moment. #bobcatfire #eldoradofire #dolanfire #creekfire
The book opens with a shocking, life-defining moment for Jason. He was well-liked and funny and one of the bros. On an early morning call, he faced a jumper on the Bay Bridge. One minute he had the guy laughing and the next minute their eyes locked and Jason could see that “something in him was begging me for help, but something else was feasting on his fear.”
Jason’s story and his journey are so honest and vulnerable and I was incredibly inspired by his faith and the story of how he met his wife. His writing is so vivid and descriptive; I felt like I was in the engine screaming past cars and I could feel the rough pavement and smell the fresh gasoline as he describes a four-vehicle accident with victims trapped.
This was one of those nonfiction books that reads like fiction – action-packed and pulse-pounding, but also spiritually honest, and surprisingly romantic.
He helped save people every day—but he had no idea how to save himself.
Jason Sautel had it all. Confident in his abilities and trusted by his fellow firefighters, he was making a name for himself on the streets of Oakland, California. His adrenaline-fueled job even helped him forget the pain of his childhood—until the day he looked into the eyes of a jumper on the Bay Bridge and came face to face with a darkness he knew would take him down as well.
In the following months, a series of traumatic emergency calls—some successful, others impossible-to-forget failures—drove Jason deeper into depression. Even as he continued his lifesaving work, he realized he could never rescue everyone, and he had no idea how to save himself.
In the end, Jason was forced to confront the truth: only the relentless power of love could pull him back from his own deadly fall. The Rescuer transports readers inside the heart-pounding world of firefighting and into the heart of a man who needed to be broken before he could finally be made whole.
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Jason Sautel spent much of his early adulthood as a decorated firefighter in one of the toughest firehouses in the country and today shares Christ-centered stories and lessons from his time there to his 600,000+ Facebook followers. He loves his wife of sixteen years, Kristie, his four two-legged children, his two four-legged children, and appreciates God’s gifts of donuts, surfing, and Maui.
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