FreedomStar Media

Mission & Purpose

FreedomStar Media is the publishing organization founded by Lee Ellis. Its mission is to create exceptional leadership development resources to help individuals and teams grow as honorable leaders with character, courage, and commitment.

Our parent organization, Leading with Honor®, as well as our partners use these resources everyday to coach and train thousands of leaders around the world.

Captured by Love

Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs

Lee Ellis | Greg Godek

Captured by Love shares the real love stories of 20 Vietnam War POWs. Some had wives who started a movement that changed American foreign policy. Others came home and had to start over, while five single men met the loves of their lives. Former POW Lee Ellis and love expert Greg Godek take you on a dramatic journey of faithfulness, passion, excitement, resilience, and practical love lessons from these couples.

May 30, 2023
FORMAT: Softcover
ISBN-13 (SOFTCOVER): 97817336322-32
TRIM: 6in × 9in

ISBN-13 (AUDIOBOOK): 9781733632256
TRIM: n/a

Engage with Honor®

Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability

Lee Ellis

From his early experiences as an Air Force jet fighter pilot and POW in the prison camps of Vietnam to an award-winning author, presenter, and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis shares his serious concerns about the lack of accountability in our culture and how you can confidently apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as a leader.

August 13, 2016
FORMATS: Hardcover and Group Training Guide
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 9780983879374
TRIM: 5.5in × 8.5in
ISBN-13 (Training Guide): 9781733632201
TRIM: 8.5in × 11in

Leading with Honor®


Lee Ellis

How did American military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, and even eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? In this powerful and practical book, Lee Ellis, a former Air Force pilot, candidly talks about his five and a half years of captivity and the 14 key leadership principles behind this amazing story.

November 11, 2012
FORMATS: Hardcover, Softcover, and Group Training Guide

ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 9780983879374
TRIM: 6in × 9in

ISBN-13 (Softcover): 9780983879329
TRIM: 6in × 9in

ISBN-13 (Leader Guide): 9780983879336
TRIM: 8.5in × 11in

ISBN-13 (Participant Guide): 9780983879343
TRIM: 8.5in × 11in

Awards & Praise

Leading with Honor Book Awards:

Captured by Love Book Awards:

Amazon Bestseller in Military Families and Survival Biographies & Memoirs

18th Annual Indie Excellence Awards WINNER in Marriage

2023 Award Finalist! International Book Awards

  • Finalist – Military Books
  • Finalist – Cover Design
  • Finalist – Interior Design

2023 Best Book Awards FINALIST in Military History

2023 Foreword Reviews Indies FINALIST in War & Military

2024 Georgia Author of the Year Awards Nominee – Inspirational Category

Engage with Honor Book Awards:

2017 Award Winner! 11th Annual Indie Excellence Book Awards

  • Engage with Honor Book: Winner – Leadership Category – Link
  • Engage with Honor Book: Finalist – Cover Design Non-Fiction – Link

2017 Award Winner! Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award

  • Engage with Honor Book: First Place – Business/Sales/Economics Category

2017 Award Finalist! International Book Awards

  • Finalist – Business: Management & Leadership Category

2016 Award Finalist! Best Book Awards

  • Engage with Honor Book: Finalist – Business: Management & Leadership Category
  • Engage with Honor Book: Finalist – Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction

    Media & Public Relations

    Our authors appear frequently on media outlets discussing a variety of topics relevant to our mission.

    From TV and radio interviews and appearances, Web articles and appearances, as well as speaking and thought leadership presentations around the world, contact us to request their stories, perspective, and commentary.

    Author Lee Ellis

    Author Lee Ellis

    For Lee Ellis inquiries, please contact:
    Ph: 678-455-9514, Option 4

    Author Greg Godek

    Author Greg Godek

    For Greg Godek inquiries, please contact:
    Ph: 678-455-9514, Option 4

    Contact Us

    Please contact us with your comments or questions on our author, products, or training opportunities.

    Phone: 678-455-9514, Option 4


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