Title: One of the Few
Author: Jason B. Ladd
Release Date: November 10, 2015
“To become a better leader, a better spouse, and a better parent, you must first discover what is true. Then you must learn how to detect what is false. The world is full of lies: all religions are basically the same, Christians are anti-education, humans are just animals, sex is not sacred, and drunkenness is harmless. Your worldview will inform your judgments on these notions and more. Right and wrong exist, and the world, while sometimes grey, still has poles of black and white.”
~ Jason B. Ladd from One of the Few
Coming this November is a groundbreaking book by author Jason B. Ladd regarding the imperative need for parents, leaders and Christians to possess an accurate worldview and a tenacious dedication to Christ. His novel, One of the Few leads the reader through Ladd’s six-year journey toward Christ with the insight and experience of a marine fighter pilot.
Prior to becoming a Christian, Ladd described himself as one who had no opinion on whether or not there was a God. One simple question hit him like a shot in the arm: “What do you think happens when we die?” He couldn’t give a confident answer and it unnerved him. How he could be a good father to his new child if he couldn’t answer such a basic yet important question? That question was the catalyst. He decided to hop off the apathy train and engage in a search for truth.
Ladd expertly parallels the experiences of a marine with the need for Christians to be courageous, vigilant, and dedicated. His book challenges believers and non-believers alike to uncover the truth.
This book possesses three overriding themes:
1) The importance of having God’s view of the world,
2) The gravity of well-chosen words (and questions) to unbelievers
3) The need to shake off spiritual apathy
“The decision to follow Christ came slowly as I studied his Word and read authors with talents for excising unfounded objections.”
~ Jason B. Ladd, One of the Few
Most atheists and agnostics are of the opinion that one can only possess a faith in God if the ears are stopped and the mind is checked at the door. Ladd’s example demonstrates that one can explore contrary sources and still come out believing in God. He did not come to God in a moment of emotional frenzy or due to pressure from his wife. If he had, it would not have been a six-year process. It’s a subtle appeal to be patient with your atheist and agnostic friends.
“Like executing fighter tactics, living a holy life is a perishable skill. To stay current and proficient you’ve got to stay in the books—all sixty-six of them.”
~ Jason B. Ladd, One of the Few
Whether you are a military veteran or a civilian, Ladd’s book will be relatable and relevant.
We are in a spiritual battle and it’s important to be grounded in what we believe. As Ladd demonstrates in his book, the best way to establish and maintain a sound worldview is to diligently seek God and stay in His Word daily.
If you would like to read this insightful book by Jason B. Ladd visit his website at jasonbladd.com. For a limited time, he is giving away free copies of the Kindle format.
One of the Few will be available in the following formats:
Hardcover: Barnes & Noble
e-book: Amazon (Kindle) and Nook
Audiobook: Available through Gumroad
I received no compensation for this article other than a copy of the e-book for my honest review.