Book Review: One of the Few by Jason B. Ladd


One of the Few #bookreview {livingoutsidethestacks}

I was provided with an electronic copy of One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview by Jason B. Ladd in exchange for a review; this did not influence my opinion.

TitleOne of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview

Author: Jason B. Ladd

Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Publisher: Boone Shepherd

Release Date: 27 October 2015

Format: eBook

Pages: 309

ABOUT THE BOOK {publisher’s description}

A U.S. Marine fighter pilot explores life’s important questions as he prepares for combat, searches for truth, and wages spiritual warfare during his mission to become a better husband and father.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR {publisher’s description}

Jason B. Ladd is an award~winning author, U.S. Marine, and Iraq War veteran. Ladd served on active duty with the Marines for fourteen years and has flown as an instructor pilot in both teh F/A-18 and the F-16 fighter jets. He is the founder of Boone Shepherd, LLC and creator of IndieListers.com, the largest live online database of book promotions results built by authors. He and his wife, Karry, are the parents of five children.

His book, One of the Few, was awarded as Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

You can learn more about Jason B. Ladd on his website.

MY OPINION

First and foremost, this is a book about faith and how shifting ones worldview from secular to biblical can transform one’s life. Ladd begins each chapter with a quote that states a secular view and a biblical view of a situation {from page 22}:

“I’ve begun worshipping the sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the sun.”-George Carlin

 

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see by it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis

He then uses stories from his life to explain why the biblical view makes sense. Because he grew up in a secular household, Ladd has the ability to speak to those with a worldview {or individuals who didn’t grow up in a Christian home} in a way that makes sense to them.

Ladd also offers tips on how a biblical worldview can shape marriage and family dynamics to create a more positive and loving experience. Marriage is hard, family life is hard, putting Christ first lifts much of the burden.

Overall, this book is a quick read and offers a lot of interesting tidbits on various aspects of military life {I even flashbacked to my own days in Basic Training while reading parts of this book}, without being overpowering. Those who’re concerned that they won’t understand the military language, needn’t be; Ladd does a great job of explaining everything.

Side note: the librarian in me was happy to see the bibliography. Nothing like a well~researched book even when supporting documentation isn’t required.

I’d recommend this book for those who enjoy biographies and reading testimonies about how others came to Christ. Because Ladd offers a secular view and a christian view of of the world, One of the Few would make a great witnessing tool for folks who have a hard time grasping the concept of faith.

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