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Transformed: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds

Transformed: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds

by Remi Adeleke


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Readers will be drawn to and inspired by Remi Adeleke’s personal journey of following God’s voice, overcoming the odds, and ultimately experiencing true personal transformation. Now available in trade paper.

What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father?

In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes you back to stories from his childhood, from living as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being stripped financially of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from his illegal activities as a young man that threatened to derail his future. At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785241669
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/18/2021
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 265,005
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Remi Adeleke was born in western Africa, but following his father’s death, he and his mother and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx in New York City. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in 2002 and later became a Navy SEAL. Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue a career in writing, speaking, and acting. Remi holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in strategic leadership, both from the University of Charleston. He resides in Southern California with his wife, Jessica, and their three sons, Cayden, Caleb, and Carter.

Table of Contents

1 False Kingdom 1

2 Royal Son 13

3 Throne Overthrown 21

4 Coming to America 33

5 Bad Times 41

6 All I Ever Wanted 57

7 Hustler 67

8 Out of Control 79

9 Unsung Hero 91

10 Moment of Truth 103

11 The Perfect Place to Train 111

12 Plan, Prepare, Execute 127

13 "He Won't Make It" 139

14 Never Quit 153

15 Affirmation 171

16 My Own Worst Enemy 181

17 Exactly Where I Needed to Be 195

18 Everything Works Out 203

19 A One-Woman Man 213

20 Last Chance 221

21 Love and Chaos 233

22 The Wilderness 249

23 The Ultimate Transformation 265

24 The Chameleon 277

25 Warrior Prince 287

26 Now I Can Go Home 299

27 Second Chance at Love 305

28 Restoration of Ade (the Crown) 317

29 Back to the Beginning 331

Author's Note 343

Acknowledgments 347

Notes 351

About the Author 355

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'Transformed is a truly inspiring story of an abrupt transition to a new land, survival, and perseverance—the definition of the SEAL creed of never quit. A descendant of warriors and chieftains from Africa, Remi Adeleke became a warrior and a leader here. America needs to understand why he became the patriot he is and learn from his amazing journey.' —Scott McEwen, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor, American Sniper — Scott McEwen

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