Sunday, August 21, 2016

Book Review-One of the Few By Jason B. Ladd


One of the Few
A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance
of the Christian Worldview
By:  Jason B. Ladd
Publisher:  Boone Shepherd

About the Book:
A US 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.  As a child Jason grows up in a loving military family but does not have much spiritual guidance.  He draws from his life experiences and training as a fighter pilot to lose his spiritual apathy and find true salvation.

My Review:
Before I begin my review of “One of the Few”, let me say without a doubt it is the most insightful book (except the Bible), I have ever read.  It gives concrete evidence of the truths of Jesus Christ.  Be prepared…this book may cause thought-provoking emotions that will cause you to read the footnotes for a better understanding and it will not be a book you can whiz right through!  You might even find yourself in prayer because you found a picture of yourself in the same doubt and misconceptions as Mr. Ladd on his way to finding real peace in Jesus Christ. 

I really don’t know where to begin as this book touches on almost every question a non-believer could ask and then out of left center field cautioning the Christian about the pitfalls of drinking to pornography and how to look for the hidden messages in seemingly innocent TV programs we watch right down to children’s cartoons (just to name a few).   He even explains the difference between killing during war-time and actual murder.  In every situation he has scripture to back up his statements and in many instances scientific findings that parallel the Bible.  Mr. Ladd has taken the events of his life, to share his journey on the quest to find real peace in Jesus!

Mr. Ladd explains that as we search for the truth for God, the only thing that will hinder us from accepting word of God is our pride.  He also doesn’t shrink away from telling Christians it is time to quit being apathetic and stand up for what is right. 

In about the twenty-fourth chapter of his book I came across a passage that truly spoke to my heart.  It brought tears to my eyes and peace to my heart to be reminded again of what God means to me and the price he paid so that I might have eternal salvation.  With Mr. Ladd’s permission to use this quote,  I would like to add that passage to my review…”In him, I will put my trust.  On him, I will depend.  Through him, I will persevere.  For him, I have meaning, purpose and destiny.  By him, I see my own brokenness.  Out of him, comes forgiveness and love.  I am a follower of Jesus Christ—owned by the Father and purchased with blood of his Son.”  (end of quote).

This book is not only for the non-believer, looking for peace, but also a reminder to the Christian to be ever vigilant in the fight against the war on evil.  It is everywhere…even in places it shouldn’t be. 
Thank you Mr. Ladd for this wonderful book!  It is a wake-up call for all who may read it.   I highly recommend this book.  It is well worth the time it will take you to read it and you will be thinking about it for a long time after you have read the last page. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the author, Jason B. Ladd for an honest review.   I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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