Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

About Jason B. Ladd

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

He is the founder of Boone Shepherd® and creator of Indielisters, the web’s largest live database of book promotion results created by authors, for authors.

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(Amazon #1 Bestseller One of the Few now available!)

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

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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.

Injustice, evil, and attractive false philosophies of the day threaten you and the ones you love. We are all called to fight.

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Comments welcome and encouraged!  To make sure you don’t miss future briefs, subscribe to his blog FIGHTER FAITH here:

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For a complete list of briefs, visit the Briefing Room.

Biography

I served on active duty in the United States Marines for fourteen years.  In that time, I learned how to be a platoon commander, a fighter pilot, and a leader of Marines.

This is my personal blog.  It’s about being a fighter and walking in faith.  If you have faith, you have something worth fighting for.

I have flown the Piper “Tomohawk,” the T-34 “Turbo Mentor,” the T-45A “Goshawk,” the F/A-18 “Hornet,” and the F-16 “Fighting Falcon.”  I have traveled the world and participated in joint operations with various U.S. and foreign agencies.

one of the fewOne of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon and was selected as a 2016 Indie Book Awards Finalist.

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You can find the paperback and hardcover on Amazon here:

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You can find the audiobook on Gumroad here:

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I have been married to my wife for fourteen years and have five beautiful children and one guardian angel.  We have four sons and one daughter. Boone Shepherd Ladd was born on April 16th, 2015 and gave his spirit back to the Lord soon thereafter. Boone had a condition called Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. We will miss him, and we look forward to seeing him again.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, apologizing to the kids for my failures, and figuring out how to spend more time with family.  I also enjoy reading, writing, and photography.

As a result of moving every two to three years, we have been privileged to worship at various churches.

Contact Information

You can contact Jason via e-mail, follow him on Facebook or Twitter, hang out on Google+, link up on LinkedIn, or re-pin his posts on Pinterest.

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This website is built on WordPress (self-hosted).  I use Tribe Theme by Jeff Goins.  I first learned how to blog by using products from author, blogger, and former CEO of Thomas Nelson, Michael Hyatt.  He is a virtual mentor and writes about personal development, leadership, productivity, platform, and publishing.

Many of my photos come from Foter.com, searches through the Creative Commons website, as well as photo libraries from, DVIDSUSMC and USN  websites.

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally or believe will help readers in developing their worldview. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

  • Aunt Kristine

    Hi Jason, Good luck with your book & your blog. I’m sure you’ll get ‘followers’ once you get going more.

    • Thanks! More importantly, I’ll try to provide links to other leaders worth following.

  • Hi Jason: I’m always learning new things about my nieces and nephews! I have known you are a man of many talents, but didn’t know writing was one of them! Good luck with your blog and will be interested to see the next installments!

    • Neither did I. Who knew? Thanks for viewing and I look forward to sharing more!

  • First , thank you for your service. I was a Navy crewmember on the Lockheed Neptune ASW patrol bomber back in another time. I’m glad I’ve found your blog and look forward to future posts. Best of luck to you and your family.
    Bob Cloud

    • Sir, Thank you for your service! Look forward to sharing more. -Jason

  • Dad

    I just read your be fruitful and multiply blog. You’re acheiving your goal of “challenging a person’s thinking”.

    • Set goals: check. Achieve goals: check. Go to Disneyland: planned. – Jason

  • Love how you are using your blog to challenge people’s thinking. I like that. Bravo!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking my recent post!

  • Lu

    Love this! Very impressive!

  • Thanks for stopping by my site, and thank you even more for your service! I also thank you for this blog! It looks amazing and already fruitful. Keep at it! God bless!

    • Daniel, Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to sharing more! Good luck with your studies. I have similar interests. -Jason

  • Nice page Jason
    Thanks for the follow and likes…
    Much appreciated

  • Jason,

    Thank you for the likes, but especially for sharing your insights and thoughts in your blog. I look forward to reading more.

    ~Lin McDowell

  • Five? Five kiddos? Hey, this is a great blog. I will be following the Jason B Ladd blog. You are serious about your faith. Thank you for serving. God, be glorified by this warrior for the faith. Keep on. By the way, thanks for visiting the Wilder Man On Rolling Creek blog. ‘Glad you liked Men With Iron Masks … Peace, victory, and freedom … T

    • Tim, Thank you for the kind words and for following FIGHTER FAITH. I look forward to sharing more! -Jason

  • Wow a Marine fighter pilot?

  • cate b

    thank you for visiting and the “like”. 😀

  • cehendley

    Thanks for the visit and may you and yours have a blessed Father’s Day brother!!!

  • Mary and John

    wow, I just got these amazing goose bumps just reading your “about” page. Definitely will follow your blog, God Bless and have a wonderful father’s day

    • jason.b.ladd@gmail.com

      Thank you. Look forward to exchanging posts

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for swinging by my page. I am so excited to follow your blog. You could not have come across my radar at a better time. God is good. God bless you and your family and your messages. ~Stephanie

    • Stephanie, so glad to connect with you. I look forward to exchanging posts! -Jason

  • Rose Martin

    Thank you the like. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

  • Margaret

    Thanks for the like. I am an out of work Christian. I have come across these blogs and do so enjoy reading of what others think and feel about their relationship with God and Christ. I am out of work because I choose to be two years ago and now have to find something to get back into the game. Never fear, God will point me in the right direction. I will begin in earnest after our VBS season is over in a couple of weeks. Thank you for the service you give this our country. May the Lord keep you well and blessed every day. Margaret

    • Thank you for reading, and for the kind words. Thank you for your service with VBS!

  • Jason, thank you for serving in the marines!!!!

    It’s great to connect with other bloggers who write about faith. I am so glad you stopped by my little spot on the web tonight.

    • The honor is mine. Looking forward to reading more.

  • Paul Ball

    You’re an absolute badass. If you ever need any photos, feel free to steal them from my site, GreatPicsPhotography.com. Thanks for serving.

  • Patty V

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thanks for serving!! Thanks for giving honor to a great God. I look forward to checking out your blog. 🙂

    • The honor is mine. Look forward to exchanging posts.

  • Ariel Graham

    Thank you for liking my post. I am looking forward to reading some of yours. I have a cousin who is currently training to be a Marine as well.

    • Jason B. Ladd

      Tell him to stick with it. It will be worth it! Semper Fi!

  • Janice

    At first glance of your page, I knew you were military. Thanks so much for your service, but even more for your defense of our faith. –Janice

    • Jason B. Ladd

      Janice, the honor is mine.

  • Don Charisma

    Hey Jason, thanks for dropping in my blog and following me. Read your article on strong women and couldn’t agree more, feminine warriors are indeed giants:)

    Sincerely

    Keep in touch …

    Cheers

    Don Charisma

  • Jillian

    Thank you for your service to God, your family, and our country. I pray that your blog will be a great ministry to others, and I look forward to reading your posts.

  • Stephen

    I’m encouraged by your posts and your perspectives. Bless you for what you are doing – defending your country and your faith 🙂

    (For some reason your site doesn’t recognize my WordPress account..)

  • msilvers

    Enjoyed reading your blogs! Thanks for serving us in both worlds!

  • I feel the power on your site. Very encouraging. Anointed. Heartfelt. Thanks for writing and putting yourself out there … online and offline.

  • peneb

    May God bless you and keep you safe!

  • Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog. I read some of your posts. Bless you, bless your family, stay safe.

  • Joanne

    Thank you so much for following my blog which had brought me to yours – looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    • Joanne, I appreciate the comment. Thanks for reading!

  • abi

    Looking forward to reading your blacklist of posts. I suspect yours is a point of view I wouldn’t otherwise encounter – the joy of blogging ….. and the lottery of tagging! Glad you found one of mine so that I could find yours.

  • abi

    Oh so sorry, silly autocorrect on my Kindle and my own latenight lazy non-edit …. I meant BACK List not Black List! Forgive me? I meant I’m looking forward to reading through the articles already posted as well as those to come.
    Abi.

  • Jeff and Charme, Honored to have your readership. We should be giving you, those who have lived a life in pursuit of God’s wisdom, our readership. Thank you for not giving up on our youth.

  • Zer – TheTheologiZer

    Hey Jason!
    Thanks for following my blog. I love your ideas about fighter faith. Hoping to look into more!
    God bless!

  • Jennwith2ns

    Thanks so much for visiting the Jenn stories! Come back again any time!

  • Elaine

    Jason, thank you for visiting my blog Elaine’s Random Thoughts and for
    “liking” my post. Thank you especially for your service Jason! Happy
    birthday USMC!! I look forward to reading some of your posts. Looks
    like some very interesting things you have posted!

    • Elaine, looks like you’re having as much fun blogging as I am. Thank you for subscribing. Glad to connect with you!

      • Elaine Serra

        Yes it is fun Jason. Nothing I thought I would ever be doing but God has very interesting ways of getting our attention and changing us I find! Just noticed that you are now following my blog and want to thank you! I am honored and blessed by that Jason, Have a wonderful day!

  • Carissa

    Thank you for stopping by my page and for sharing your work with me. I look forward to reading more. Thank you for your service to our country and God bless!

  • cate b

    Great blog – and thank you for visiting mine. 😀

  • joanofalltrades

    Thank YOU for your service! I had no idea I was speaking with a fellow military member! Thank you for stopping by my blog http://www.joanofalltradesdotcom.wordpress.com

  • Anne Bell

    Thank you for the like on my blog. I am so glad you found me. Blessings!

  • Ellie

    Good morning Jason. I was thrilled to discover that you are now following my blog, what an honor! It’s going to be such fun to follow your posts. You clearly have the Spiritual gift of Exhortation which inspires all who read them.
    As you discovered already, my husband is a 20 year veteran (and my brother was a Marine). I praise God for such a blessed life and for keeping us safe. Now we are praying about entering full-time Christian service. Thank you for your prayers as we pray for you. Blessings,

    • Ellie, Thank you for the compliment. And thank you for your years of service, then and now. I wish you the best during your new transitions.

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  • Blanche

    Thanks for the like on the Bible Ballistics blog. I will be back to check out more of your blog. It touched my heart. Thanks again and blessings on you and yours

  • barry wax

    Thank you for your service. Bet you have heard that before, the difference is I mean it. It takes a great person to do what you do. I see you liked my post and that means the world to me. I wrote two short ones today and I think that you might like them. Let me know. I am working in the next hour or so on the Miracle Poem. I get my inspiration from ideas that plop into my head when I sleep. I have witnessed one miracle, my grandson which I blogged about called the Miracle and Cancer. I would like your opinion on it. He was miraculous cured of cancer at the age of two. He had brain cancer and with six chemo and stem cell he beat it. Odds the doctor worked on twenty three young people, three survived. He is now thirteen.

    • It seems everybody’s life is touched by cancer sooner or later. I am glad your grandson is doing so well. It sounds like his recovery was nothing short of a miracle.

  • barry wax

    The War

    The
    impact of a war is devastating. But slowly it fades as the participants
    die off and the past becomes murky. There are movies to remind us of
    why we fought and the reasons but they are starting to get grainy and
    the new generation has lost a lot of empathy toward World War Two. Korea
    and Vietnam are just ghosts of meaningless posts of horror.

    It
    is hard to imagine the scope of World War Two. Hundreds of soldiers
    died each day. There was no corner where man inhabits that was not
    effected by action. It was a war where you did not count when you would
    come home. Your service extended until you got wounded or died.

    William
    Dwin was one of those who died. The medal depicted was awarded to him
    with four clusters. His name is inscribed on the back. Lt. Dwin died on a
    bomber over Italy. His body is buried in a cemetery in Europe among
    many thousand of other men.

    My
    wife has this medal and his purple heart. That and a few other pieces
    of yellowing paper sums up what is left. I know he left a hole in the
    family that could not be filled. He was a promising college student, an
    athlete, an intellectual and an all around good guy. He did not make it
    to the age of thirty. That is the tragedy of the war. So many never
    seeing their dreams fulfilled. Their medals now laying in drawers
    getting that mildew smell of age.

    Even
    those who mourn him the most are now departed. These men and women
    lived a life that was encircled by the war. Hopefully it will not happen
    again. May none who sacrifice have done so for naught.

    • Barry, Thank you for sharing the story about your wife’s uncle. You have captured the importance of these heroes living on in our memories. The decision to engage in politics “by other means” should never be taken lightly. The price of peace is more than most are willing to pay. Thank God we have men like your wife’s uncle to cover our debts.

    • Victoria

      Thanks so much for the follow Jason! I’ve been a fan of Fighter Faith since I first started blogging.

  • Eddie Myers

    thanks for stopping by and liking my recent post. I enjoyed looking through your posts. Best Wishes!

  • Maggie McGeary

    Thanks for the like on my recent blogpost (www.realvoiceppm.wordpress.com). I enjoyed discovering yours too -so well written and produced! I was especially interested to read your thoughts on the justification for war/ the military…reconciling the gospel message with how keen we humans are to spend our lives working out how to kill each other in war is not easy!

  • Mike

    This blog is excellent. I am so glad you dropped by FYTD so I could clear the mist and find this always faithful effort. Thanks for your service in both realms.

  • Bernie

    Thank you Jason for all you do in serving our country … which really means serving each of us including me. But most importantly thank you for faithfully loving, serving and glorifying the Lord … may God bless you in all you do … and most specifically as a father and a husband. Looking forward to growing together as bloggers IN Christ!

    Bernie

  • Mike Griego

    Well done, Jason. May God continue to bless you and use you greatly!

    • Thanks, Mike. Same to you with Biblicalviewpoint.com

  • Sebastian

    Hello Jason!

    I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog
    at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major
    blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and
    blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st
    because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

    • Sebastian, thank you for checking out my blog. I’m glad to connect with you. Thank you for your service in ministry. Keep living by faith. – Jason

  • LF6

    I am going to bookmark your blog brother, I see we have much in common. Godspeed!

    • Likewise. Keep up the posts! Adding you to my reader.

  • Joe

    Jason, just wanted to drop a note to say Semper Fi! Thanks for your service! God bless you as you continue to serve the Lord and our country!

    • Joe, Thank you for stopping by. It is my privilege to serve.

  • shanouw

    I truly enjoyed your blog entry I read today. Thank you. God bless you.

  • Live2Laugh4Love

    I want to thank you for your service to our country. I am humble that men and women put their lives on the line daily for me. God bless you in your service and the work you are doing. Thank yiu for liking my latest post.

  • Rachel Keller

    Thank you for your service to our country and to our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks for reading and liking my story “Tears of Sorrow”. I also am a born again Christian and a mother of 5. My oldest son is the Army, serving in Afghanistan. (I’ve written a few posts about him as well on my blog Rachel’s Writings.)

  • Thank you Jason. I look forward to continuing to read and hear all that you have to share. I currently am living in Germany working for the United States Air Force as a civilian. I served in the Navy as a medic….so I have many friends and memories of serving side by side with many marines. My hope is to learn from your experience how to better serve God within the ever shrinking boundaries the military allows for. My heart says you will be a blessing…..and I’ve thanked God.

    • Duane, Thank you for your encouraging words. More importantly, thank you for your past and present service in the military and in ministry. Say hello the the Viper guys for me. I flew with them for three years at Luke.

  • Len at Gloryteller.com

    You have built a super website, Jason. Thanks for visiting mine.
    Keep up your good work in the skies and on your keyboard.
    Your bro. in the fight and in the peace,
    Len

    • Thanks, Len. Glad to find your site. Thank you for your service in the ministry. I look forward to some good ol’ fashion glorytelling.

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  • It is beautiful thing how the Lord gives us a unique blend of talents and places us in a certain context. When we seek Christ, He reaches out and uses us to radiate His light to others. Thanks for radiating the Light of Christ, Jason.

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  • Dennis Wagoner

    Jason, thank you so much for following my blog (atrivialmindatwork,com). I hope you enjoy what you see. I am honored and appreciate your service to our country. Just as important, I appreciate your devotion to your family and your faith in Christ. I am following your blog too, and I am looking forward to reading more of your journey. Thanks again!

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  • Lonnell Johnson

    Thanks for the like on Dr. J’s Apothecary Shoppe. I appreciate your fighting the good faith. Let us encourage one another.

  • Greta Hartmann

    First, thank you for your service to our country. I greatly commend your wife, as well- I grew up in a town with a Navy fighter pilot training base. Having spent a lot of time on base, I completely appreciate anyone who has the drive and ability to master all the aspects of military life (especially flying jets!)
    Greta Hartmann

    • Greta, the honor is mine. Thanks for writing! I write about some of my military experiences in my new book. I you want to stay updated about its release, you can click here https://goo.gl/qCDwf6

  • Laura Young

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Go to my page for acceptance and rules. Thanks! I love your blog!

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