“One of the Few” by Jason B. Ladd, book review. A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview.
Jason Ladd has an incredible life story. First as a military kid shuffled around the world following his father’s postings. Then following ROTC scholarship commitments, he became a Marine. This book is the story of his life and how it has shaped his worldview.
The short, easy to read chapters tell a compelling story of a small portion of his life, but with the application of huge importance in his spiritual development and refinement. The book is divided into three sections: The Worst Day, Be Not Deceived, and Always Be Ready. Much of the content is related to being a Marine and the Marine way of life. While only a “few good men” become Marines, we can all learn from the principles and ideals the Marines follow. Ladd also shares forward thinking content in many of the chapters, encouraging readers with children to have an active and thoughtful influence in their lives, especially regarding spiritual issues
I enjoyed the book and learned a lot about the Marines. I was challenged to consider my worldview and how I influence those around me. I would recommend this for especially fathers as it has a lot of “male” examples and challenges. Overall, this is a very readable book and would make an interesting study guide for a young men’s small group.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.