One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot's Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview

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 I highly recommend it John Njoroge, speaker and radio host at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.Jason B Ladd grows up in a military family with loving parents but spendsA 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 I highly recommend it John Njoroge, speaker and radio host at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.Jason B Ladd grows up in a military family with loving parents but spends his young life filled with spiritual apathy Ladd enters the US Marine Corps, becomes a fighter pilot, and sees combat in Iraq before life events align to nudge him into profound spiritual inquiry Digging deep into his quest for truth, he realizes the art and science of fighter pilot fundamentals can help him on his journey.Filled with stories that contrast his spiritual apathy with his post Christian worldview passion, One of the Few is the compelling life story of a spiritual seeker engaged in a thrilling profession combined with a strong, reasonable defense of Christianity.For fans of Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, and Frank Turek, Ladd s remarkable journey shares the transformative power of faith during a time when belief in God is dismissed and religious liberty in the military is attacked.
One of the Few A Marine Fighter Pilot s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview 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 I high

  • Title: One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot's Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview
  • Author: Jason B. Ladd TVS Design Craft Julie Gwinn Satoshi Hirokawa
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    1. One of the Few from Jason B. Ladd is a curious examination of a number of vital aspects of life that we often take for granted. The author has seen much more than the average person sees in his/her life and has come across as someone who has a firm grip on a wide range of topics he is speaking about. And he has done it in such a way that it seems a friend from school days has visited you after years of assignments and is telling you details of his marvelous life journey over a coffee.Ladd has ma [...]

    2. "Whether God or Idols . . . we all worship something."This book reaches in deep. REALLY DEEP. After the first few chapters, I knew this book was far more than just another military memoir. Yes, Jason Ladd does give us glimpses into his childhood upbringing and American boy antics. He also shares many of his military experiences both on the ground and in the air. Some are quite humorous. Others, tense and suspenseful. However, as he began expounding upon his search for True Faith and the journey [...]

    3. Why I Choose this Book: The author contacted me via email several months ago saying he seen on my blog that I "enjoyed Christian Living titles" and wondered if I would be willing to review his book. My curiosity was peaked, because hey, helping out fellow authors is cool, but what really got me interested was his P.S. to the email where he said I could find out more about his homeschooling family of nine who lives in Alaska. People. They live in Alaska. (For all you who don't know, I'm pretty su [...]

    4. Review reposted from my blog at forwardsandbookwords.wordpresI was lucky enough to be approached by the author of this book to receive an ARC e-book copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into this book. I love reading and learning more about Christianity but non-fiction is never my strong suit. I have a hard time keeping track of all the dates and events, and honestly reading about things that aren’t real and serious is j [...]

    5. First off I want to say that Non Fiction and Christian aren't genres I ever, and I mean ever go for. I am very much Wiccan and so when the author asked me if I wanted to review this book, I almost said no after seeing what it all was about. But something told me to go for it. So he gifted me a copy and I got to reading. It's actually a really good story, it's mostly stories from the author's time in the Marine's. This book is not a sweet read, the author has seen and lived through things that mo [...]

    6. Never before have I read a nonfiction book that held my interest like reading my best friend's story while learning so much about the military life of a fighter pilot. I was captivated by the second paragraph when Jason Ladd wrote, "For centuries, the great thinkers have labored to understand man's purpose." In that instant I wanted to see how this young man, father to six, husband to Karry, and US Marine found his answer to that question. By the final chapter of the book I was able to peer into [...]

    7. (This review can also be read at RachelPoli.)This novel is inspirational as Jason B. Ladd tells stories of his time in the U.S. Marines and how he found his faith in Christianity.The book was written well and formatted in a way that I haven’t come across before. The prologue was before the introduction and then it started on chapter one.The novel came full circle with the epilogue touching base with the prologue and the last chapter continued from the first chapter.The story touched upon real [...]

    8. I was expecting to learn about Mr. Ladd's experience in the military while at the same time I was intrigued about how they relate to his Christian values. I am a Christian. I found myself struggling with this book. What I first noticed in the beginning was that while I did appreciate getting to know Mr. Ladd and what his childhood was like growing up until he enlisted, the chapters read more like snippets. This was a little clunky to read as I would start to be interested in a section of the boo [...]

    9. This is a non-fiction memoir and apologetic, so to speak, of a Marine fighter pilot and his journey to faith. Jason begins this account as a cocky, self-assured agnostic with a fiery ambition to be the best of the best, a Top Gun fighter pilot in the Marines, who DON'T just take 'anybody.' He ends the account in a settled faith in the Lord of Creation, and his journey from A to B is laid out for all to see, with a well-thought-out, erudite apologetic for the faith, for purity, for moving on with [...]

    10. I haven’t read many books like this one. I would not call it a novel. It’s part memoir, part Christian research paper, and part small history of the Marine Corp. For me, that makes it more unique than my usual genre. And that made it worthwhile.My favorite elements in this book were the personal stories Jason shares. I enjoyed his candor and humor as he related events from his childhood, dating stories when courting his wife, and experiences while in training and combat as a U. S. Marine. Th [...]

    11. One Of The Few by Jason B Ladd is Christian nonfiction. It is an amazing book as Jason Ladd unpacks Christianity and reveals his journey as he moved "from apathy to inquiry." Within the book Jason Ladd covers topics such as suffering, evil, porn, faith, belief, going to church and much more. One Of The Few really is a comprehensive guide to the Christian faith that will appeal to both Christians and those searching for the answer to the question "Do you know what you believe?"Jason Ladd is a U.S [...]

    12. What's your worldview? Have you given it much thought? Is your worldview perhaps pieced together, here and there? How much importance do you place on it? You may be thinking, well, I don't even have a worldview. But the truth is, every single person has a way of viewing the world, of making sense of the world around them, of piecing together the way they fit into the world, of what it all means, or if life means anything at all. Whether you've given it just a little time or a LOT of your time, J [...]

    13. 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 [...]

    14. I am pleased I kept reading because when I first picked it up, I wasn't really in the right state of mind for reading such a book.  I put it down for a few days and when I commenced, I really enjoyed it.This is a story of a marine fighter in a marine world, but also man who loves a christian girl.  There are more barriers from family than he often endures in the writings of his marine experience.  As he marries this girl and looks for worldview, answers to his questions he changes his per [...]

    15. The one thing I am always impressed with whenever I come across our service men and women is discipline, honor, integrity and duty. During their military training, they seem to come across things that go beyond a human beings natural desires and override them to perform as they have been trained and not what they "feel" like doing. They do what they are called to do and often times have to make the hard decisions many of us would never consider doing. Jason B. Ladd has done double duty in his bo [...]

    16. Will you be one of the few? Jason Ladd, a former marine fighter pilot, draws a powerful correlation between our Christian search for truth with his own experience in and out of uniform in his book, One of the Few, a semi-autobiography that tells the story of Ladd’s own journey to Christ as he grappled with the disparity between his preparedness for the role of soldier and the role of husband and father and the resulting theological research that arose from his search for truth.One of the Few i [...]

    17. Before I went to bible school, my book shelves consisted mainly of military history and military biographies. Fast forward 5 years or so, they are now dwarfed with theological titles. I still relish reading about the exciting accounts of men at war, and looked forward to reviewing this title.As a seminary student, I recognise Ladd's mammoth effort to read, digest and cite from a large variety of sources to substantiate his thesis - from the military experience of himself and others, from pop cul [...]

    18. Complete review on : 3by3metersAs written above, this book is written by Jason, a marine pilot, who have been searching for the meaning for life, in the form of Christian worldview. How this worldview changed who he was, and build who he is today. To be honest, this is not a type of book that I would read on my free time. It is not that I am not into non-fiction, it is just how (1st) it is about religion, and (2nd) the book is filled with military jargon, terms, and traditions that I am not fami [...]

    19. When Jason Ladd asked me to read and review his book, I was excited to learn more about how life in the Marines relates to life as a Christian. I've read a few fiction books with a military backdrop and find myself fairly comfortable with a majority of the terminology. Unfortunately, while reading One of the Few, I found myself incredibly lost within the jargon and acronyms used to explain the life of a marine. This book is split into three parts. First, you are given some background on Ladd and [...]

    20. I was offered this book for a review, and I am glad I accepted. While there are flaws, even major flaws, in the author’s thinking and conclusions at various points, he sees through the world and its facades with refreshing boldness.My uncle was a Marine, and an Iraq war veteran, like the author of the book. I already had glimpses of that culture as I was growing up, and I was glad to see more details of life in the Marines.Sometimes the spiritual principles the author attaches to the events of [...]

    21. This book was an interesting read. This book is for the most part biography, the biography of a fighter pilot, from school, through military training, to 14 years active duty. But the book is also a spiritual biography. When Ladd open's up about the deficiencies in his personal life, his spiritual life, and how because of the challenge from his wife, he began to explore the Christian worldview and the claims of Christians. Jason Ladd does an intriguing job of creating parallels between his train [...]

    22. I hate doing posts like this, and I know I will be in the minority in my opinions, but this time I have to do what I have to do. Jason B Ladd has written a book about Marine Life and the Christian World View and what they need to have in common. He comes from a lineage of service and serves gladly on his own, but it is where his Marine life and his Christianity collided that make this book what it is. I found his narratives about his life in the Marines--while growing up, and as an adult--fascin [...]

    23. The book we all should read.This book spoke to me. I bought it on my Kindle and was had way through it when I went in search for it in paper. I only buy in paper what will share, give or read again. This book is well put together and has a lot of information. Being a supporter of our troops, I love the style in which this was written. Thank you for your story.

    24. Summary: A Marine's story of coming to faith, his "reconnaissance of the Christian worldview", and challenging words as one trained in warfare about the nature of the spiritual warfare in which we find ourselves.Jason B. Ladd has served as a Marine fighter pilot and instructor and is an Iraq war veteran. In this book, he combines an account of his training for, and experiences in that role, and an account of his coming to Christian faith. He also argues for that faith by articulating how the "Ch [...]

    25. In "One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview," Marine fighter pilot Jason B. Ladd chronicles his personal journey from passive unbelief (perhaps even atheism) to a worldview grounded firmly in the truth of God’s Word. It's part memoir, part spiritual instruction. Rather than simply expounding on the lessons he learned, telling us what to believe and why, the author takes a unique approach by sharing real-life events from his various roles as a son, a [...]

    26. This is not an autobiography. Although Jason Ladd could write a very interesting one, I am sure. The life of a Marine fighter pilot is full of interesting and powerful stories that people all over the world would like to know. But Ladd has decided to do something else.And this is not a Case for Christ, or some other Lee Strobel book. Though the world needs all the brilliant resources to give intellectual reason for our faith in Jesus, One Of The Few is something else.It's a hybrid. It is a mix o [...]

    27. When I started to read this book, I was captivated both by the contents of the book as well as the smoothness of the flow of words. Each chapter blended in perfectly to the next and I loved reading the multiple quotes given at the beginning of each chapter to signify two different views. It reminded me of the saying “two sides of the same coin” and prompted me to really pause and reflect on the meaning behind those quotes.One of the Few was wonderfully human as it tells of bits and pieces of [...]

    28. 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 w [...]

    29. Author: Jason B. LaddTitle: One Of The Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot's Reconnaissance Of The Christian WorldviewGenre:Christian Books and Bibles, Christian living, Religion and Spirituality,I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.The author contracted me through my book reviewing blog asking me to review his book.First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Jason B. Ladd for sending me his book and giving me the chance to read it.I would tell people that you should step ou [...]

    30. In One of the Few, Jason Ladd takes his reader along on a most important and meaningful journey from apathy toward Christ, into a living, vital relationship with the Savior. The book is divided into three parts, each with a distinct message.Part one is entitled Seek and You Will Find. In this section, Mr. Ladd allows us a look into his personal life growing up in a military home, and ultimately following in his father’s footsteps into the Marine Corp as an airman. He uses lessons learned durin [...]

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