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

Book Description

(2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist) 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.

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.

The Author

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Jason B. Ladd is an author and comedian with a love for Christian apologetics. Ladd served on active duty with the Marines for fourteen years and has flown as an instructor pilot in both the F/A-18 and the F-16. He is the founder of Boone Shepherd and creator of Indielisters, the largest live online database of book promotion results and author services reviews built by authors. In his spare time he enjoys performing clean stand-up comedy. He and his wife, Karry, are the parents of seven children.

My Thoughts

“Military personnel must act under the tension of man’s responsibility and God’s sovereignty.” This book is a remarkable weaving of a man’s search for truth with his training as a Marine fighter pilot. Married with children, he still felt inadequate as a father to teach values to those children.

Ladd recognized the wreckage created when worldviews collide, and asked such questions as, “What happens to our humanness when our DNA is spread to the winds?”

It’s refreshing to follow the thoughts and seekings of one of our elite fighter pilots, and to where it ultimately led him. Each chapter is a mix of his experiences and what he learns from them. It also has footnotes for each chapter, as well a a Bibliography and an Index.

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