Monday, November 7, 2016

One of the Few by Jason B. Ladd

Goodreads Summary

Unsatisfied with his secular worldview Jason B. Ladd shares the struggles he faced during his search for truth and a reasonable defense of the Christian faith.

His mission began with a realization: though ready to defend his country, he was unprepared for his most important missions as a husband and father. Drawing from his military experience, Ladd warns seekers about spiritual apathy and teaches Christians tactics for withstanding spiritual attacks.

Birthed from a legacy of service, One of the Few speaks from the spirit of a man reborn—with the soul of a Marine, the mind of a fighter, the heart of a father, and a commitment to the Son. Join him as he uses fighter pilot fundamentals to embark on the greatest mission of all: the pursuit of truth.

My Thoughts

This book was much more that I ever expected.  Although, I'm not quite sure what I was expecting.  Part of me was worried that I wouldn't be able to follow and completely understand what I was reading, like the military terms and such, but I was pleasantly surprised at how he explained things so clearly.  And, while there have been non-fiction books that I have enjoyed, they are not typically the books that I choose to read.  However, One of the Few was so refreshing and there were times that I actually laughed a bit!

There are times when "Christian" books can seem pushy, there are some that are too fluffy, and there are those that make me squint and wonder how they are considered "Christian" at all.  This one doesn't fit into any of those categories.  I felt as though I learned and grew in my faith after putting One of the Few down.  It is an extremely enjoyable book that I highly recommend.

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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