One of the Few by Jason B. Ladd



The author sent me an advanced readers copy (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  3.3  of  5  stars



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

Some lives are changed by a single question


Genre(s):  Memoir

Series:  n.a.

Length:  255 pages (estimated by reader)

Release Date:  2015-11



My relationship with Karry’s parents was a source of friction. She was raised in a Christian home, and her parents rightfully guarded their youngest daughter’s virtue at the hands of a sixteen-year-old boy.

My parents were good by my standard but her parents were good by some other standard. My relationship was stifled with Karry and strained with her parents. Something had to be done. We decided to have a meeting.


My Opinion

This book is clearly structured: Prologue, Introduction, Part I – Seek and You Will Find, Part II – Be Not Deceived, Part III – Always Be Ready, Patrons & Supporters Acknowledgments, Bibliography, Notes; each chapter has its own name, including location, month and year; begins with two citations and a date.

With One of the Few, Jason B. Ladd has created a thoughtful memoir. In the first two parts, I had the impression that the author was holding back from a writer’s perspective. This is not unusual if the work is of major personal importance; it does not limit the story line’s intensity. In the third part, the author loosened up, the speaker and coach part stepped in. The reader learns about Jason’s youth, his military education and his journey to Christianity, his belief. I really appreciate his insights – sooner or later we all recognise that we could have made something better.

One of the Few is a rather slow read, full of citations and thought-provoking. The military jargon and environment, the author’s personal insights and the journey to his Christian world view are interesting, a basis for discussions.

This memoir is for you if you are interested in Christianity, memoirs, the military or just want to read about any of these topics from a different angle and/or in a different combination.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot n.a.
Mood Thoughtful (hopeful)
Pace Slow
Characters n.a.
Violence No violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV First person


About the author

Jason B. Ladd is an author, speaker, and Marine providing a cultural apologetic focusing on leadership, parenthood, and worldview development. He helps people discover, understand, and strengthen their faith.

Jason has flown the F/A-18 “Hornet” as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor and the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” as an Instructor Pilot.

His mission is to help you lead with conviction, embrace parenthood with joy, and develop a sufficient and coherent worldview.

His goal is to help create a community with the spiritual strength to handle life’s most difficult questions and circumstances.

He also uses his background in Peace, War, and Defense as a framework for discussing current events and other relevant issues.


Connect with the Author:


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about One of the Few?  Or – if you did not yet read One of the Few – are you now interested in reading it yourself?


I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂




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