Don Bendell


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Don Bendell, DonBendell.com is a best-selling author whose style has been likened to Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey, a 100% disabled Green Beret Vietnam veteran, and a 1995 inductee into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame. Don owns the Strongheart Ranch in southern Colorado, named for his number one best-selling western, its sequel Blood Feather (Berkley/Penguin-Random House, Aug, 2013), and the sequels The Indian Ring (Berkley/Penguin-Random House, January, 2016) and The Rider of Phantom Canyon (Berkley/Penguin-Random House, October, 2016), with over 3,000,000 copies of his 28 books in print. He has a Masters Degree in Business Leadership from Grand Canyon University and has 6 grown children and 11 grand-children, and is a widower losing longtime wife/soulmate cancer-survivor Shirley on Valentine’s Day, 2014 due to side-affects of a successful stem cell transplant.

Most Recent Articles by Don Bendell:

11th Hour and 59th minute

Sep 21, 2016 — Don Bendell

My late wife and I used to live our lives on the edge quite a bit, and sometimes would get to the point where only the power of prayer could redeem us. We used to joke that God would bail us out when we got to the 11th hour, 59th minute, and 59th second. He always did. Our nation is at that point in time right now.

Many people have been saying, “Pray for America!”

However, Algernon Sidney wrote and Benjamin Franklin requoted in Poor Richard’s Almanac, “God helps those who help themselves.”


Colin Kaepernick Is Stealing From His Boss

Sep 5, 2016 — Don Bendell

Thank you Colin Kaepernick,  we’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s very hard to pronounce. Like the few combat veterans, including my fellow Green Beret vet Nate Boyer, who stood by Colin at the pre-season game Thursday evening, I did indeed risk my life for people’s right to express their opinions freely and stand up for what they believe in. However, I respectfully disagree with each of them who are standing by Kaepernick and justifying his stand based solely on freedom of speech.  Freedom Is not free. It was paid for with the blood of patriots. Scoring a touchdown does not make you a hero. Getting shot and killed in the cause of freedom does. That includes blood spilled by cops and soldiers alike.