Book Review: The Rescuer by Jason Sautel

“You ever seen a mustard seed? I was the Demon Seed, but something as small as a mustard seed can change even the most hard-core of men.”

The Rescuer // by Jason Sautel

Pub Day: September 01, 2020 (TOMORROW!)

Publisher: Nelson Books


Jason Sautel is a seasoned firefighter that has seen his fair share and more of the traumatic side of his profession. But rather than enjoying his well-deserved time off in between shifts, he craves to be back at the station where the dark hole inside of him doesn’t feel quite as deep. In this memoir, he writes about his darkest fears and lowest moments but also about the journey back out of the dark.

My Thoughts:

No other book has made me want to cry as much as this one in the last couple of days. Even knowing that it ends positively from the summary, I had a hard time understanding how someone could come back from the kind of despair that Sautel was feeling. The cases he recounts are absolutely heart-wrenching and I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to be there experiencing them in person. I knew firefighters were tough but this book gives me a whole new appreciation for just how tough they really are. This book was a pretty quick read and had me hanging on to every work the entire time. While I wish it was a little longer and that we could hear more about the love that helped him out of the dark, I do know that this is a book that will stay with me for a long time.

About the Author:

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.

About the Publisher:

Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, is a leader in the Christian nonfiction publishing realm. Nelson Books is dedicated to acquiring, developing, and promoting authors whose content inspires, informs, and invokes real change. The imprint publishes more than 40 new titles each year in the areas of spiritual growth, inspiration, and practical living with select memoir, biography, history, and culture releases.

Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

And an extra thank you, Jason Sautel, for your service. Congratulations on your big day!

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