Review of One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview
As the daughter of a U.S. Army veteran, I always welcome the chance to read first account stories of military service. It’s an added bonus when those stories include their thoughts on what it’s like to have a close relationship with Christ.
This book is a paperback divided into three parts, with a total of twenty-seven chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue. Ladd takes the readers through his life in the military, beginning with his childhood and what it was like to move around due to his father being a marine. We meet his future wife, and continue to learn about his marine life, but most importantly we share his story and struggle with his belief in God and how it shaped his thinking about the world.
“It was not until that moment that I felt like a grown man. But even then, something was missing. I was bothered by a lingering thoughts that I was still in adequately prepared to be a father.” pg. 143
My Final Thoughts
When Jason Ladd first asked me to review his book, I was a bit hesitant because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to understand all the military terms in it, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. One of the Few was not only easy to understand, but enjoyable. I really appreciate the chance to give my thoughts on it.
Ladd covers many topics in his book (love, marriage, porn, God, faith), but this book is not just about the military. He uses it as a background to introduce many of the things we as humans struggle with. What I like best was that he pulls in Bible verses to answer all the questions he presents us with. This would make a great gift for the young man in your life who is struggling for answers to his questions about God. I definitely recommend this book to my readers.
“Adopting a Christian worldview is a life changing experience. The message of Christ at its core is simple to understand. By his grace — his undeserved favor — you are free from the burden of guilt and sin if you acknowledge his sacrifice fr you on the cross and live as a new creation in Christ” pg 223
Book: One of the Few
Author: Jason B. Ladd
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Boone Shepherd; 1 edition (October 27, 2015)
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I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.