One Of The Few by Jason B Ladd is Christian non-fiction. 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. Marine. Within his book he explains life as a marine and the parallels with the Christian faith. Jason Ladd did not grow up in a Christian family. As a marine he asked the question “Why would a good person like me need Jesus?” Everyone needs Jesus. He is not a crutch for the weak. He is the Saviour of the world. Jason Ladd believes as much as he was seeking God, “God was seeking me.”
Within the book Jason Ladd discusses the Bible, calling it “the tactics manual for life.” All the answers to all of life’s questions can be found within the sixty six books that make up the Bible.
Jason Ladd discusses how the media has caricatured the Christian, citing Ned in The Simpsons as an example. Too many Christians hide who they are and whose they are, and that is sad. We should be shouting Jesus’ name from the rooftops as He defeated death and is the key to eternal life.
As Christians it is important to meet with others weekly in church. Jason Ladd discusses how there are fewer men in church as other things such as golf and football compete. He put it perfectly. “I get up early and drive to a place where they tell me what to think, pester me to volunteer, beg for money and read from a book written twenty centuries ago? And I miss golf?” This is an outsiders view of church. Church is nothing like that. It is so much more – it is fellowship with other believers, it is worshipping and meeting with God, it is having fun.
Marines need to know their enemy. Christians also need to know their enemy, the devil. And they need to know how to defeat him. Marines use tactics to defeat their enemy. Christians need to stand on God’s word and His truths to defeat the devil.
A profound truth that leapt out from the book was how we attract others to Jesus – not by ramming Christianity down their throats but by “simply showing others what a life transformed by Jesus looks like.” Simple really. And beautiful.
I really enjoyed One Of The Few. It was packed full of godly advice. I have only scratched the surface with my review, to give you a taster. I urge you – please read One Of The Few – if you are a Christian you will be strengthened and encouraged. If you are searching, you may just find God. “If you seek God, you will find Him.”
We are all searching for something. We are all searching to belong. We all have a God-shaped hole inside us, that no-one but God will satisfy. Jason Ladd quotes G.K. Chesterton “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing – they believe in anything.”
Please read One Of The Few and transform your life.
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.