I received a copy of "Deep Adventure" one night while I was working at the Holy Name of Jesus gift store after mass. Bear Woznick walked in, offered a few books free to readers and chatted with the manager and walked out. I don't usually make a practice of reading religious books, despite being Catholic, but I couldn't quite resist reading when the opening page had a woman about to crash into rocks while riding a surfboard in Hawaii.
The video above is one of the examples he raises in the book, a tale about how partners train together in tandem surfing. When I started reading "The Way of Heroic Virtue", the first chapter, I felt it had a Buddhist or zen quality. I found the book to be an easy read because the next chapters pass a tale along, fleshing it out, while also sharing other tales. It was a tale of saving beginners and was tense and exciting because the potential for them to all die was close at hand. This tension made the book a real page turner.
For memoir writers, this book offers a good example of how to organize your book and how to scope it. The organization of the book is by topic, with the seven virtue providing the section structure and an opening an closing sections. The scope of the book is one fateful story with an exciting plot of a disaster about to happen, beginning when he recognized the problem and ending when the problem was resolved. The sections offer many smaller stories in addition, full of rich description in the chapter headings like collapsed parachute and wrestling with God.
Overall, I found the book to be wise in explaining Christian virtues. Bear Woznick has other books he's written, along with a series of videos of his ministry. He's an unusual person that offers a role model that Christians can find compelling.