Jason B. Ladd
The Seymour Agency
Boone Shepherd®, LLC
PO Box 6202
JBER, AK 99506
Title: One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview
6×9″ / 318 pages
6″ x 9″ x .7″
6×9″ / 318 pages
Kindle version ASIN: B016X0HL84
File size: 4,611 kB
Unabridged. Narrated by the author.
Run time: 7 hrs and 10 minutes
*Digital content only
REL012040: Religion / Christian Life / Inspirational
REL067030: Religion / Christian Theology / Apologetics
REL012070: Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
A US Marine fighter pilot explores life’s important questions as he prepares for combat, searches for truth, and wages spiritual warfare during his mission to become a better husband and father.
Jason B. Ladd grows up in a military family with loving parents but spends his young life filled with spiritual apathy. He never develops a solid moral foundation, although he has a basic knowledge of right and wrong
Ladd enters the US Marine Corps, becomes a fighter pilot, and sees combat in Iraq before life events align to nudge him into profound spiritual inquiry. Digging deep into his quest for truth, he realizes the art and science of fighter pilot fundamentals can help him on his journey.
Filled with stories that contrast his spiritual apathy with his post-Christian worldview passion, One of the Few is the compelling life story of a spiritual seeker engaged in a thrilling profession combined with a strong, reasonable defense of Christianity.
For fans of Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, and Frank Turek, Ladd’s remarkable journey shares the transformative power of faith during a time when belief in God is dismissed and religious liberty in the military is attacked.
Back Cover Text:
A Marine fighter pilot embarks on the greatest mission of all: the pursuit of truth.
Jason B. Ladd realizes that while he’s ready to defend his country, he is unprepared for his most important decisions as a husband and father.
In One of the Few, Ladd pulls from his extensive military training to offer a compelling defense of the Christian faith as he warns seekers to avoid spiritual apathy and offers effective Christian tactics for withstanding spiritual attacks.
Filled with deeply personal stories, this compelling book comes directly from the spirit of a man with the soul of a marine, the mind of a fighter, the heart of a father, and a commitment to Christ.
Jason B. Ladd is an author, US Marine, and Iraq War veteran. Ladd has flown as an instructor pilot in both the F/A-18 and the F-16 fighter jets.
He and his wife, Karry, are the parents of seven children.
“I highly recommend it.”
— John Njoroge, speaker and radio host at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
“This book will transform your heart and strengthen the heart of your family.”
—Susan Irene Fox, blogger and teacher
“Ladd takes you on a thrilling mission to make life’s most exciting and impactful discovery.”
— Frank Turek, award-winning author of Stealing From God and I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“A fascinating glimpse into the world of a Marine fighter pilot.”
—Melissa Cain Travis, Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics, Houston Baptist University
“Recommended for those seeking truth and those who need encouragement in their Christian faith.”
— Michael Licona, author of The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach
“Valuable insights for anyone examining faith and the eternal questions of what matters most.”
— Rye Barcott, author of It Happened On the Way to War
“A survival guide for today’s Christian.”
—Jane Anderson, InsiteSkill, Chief Communications Officer
— Tom Morkes, CEO of Insurgent Publishing
— Karl Johnson, Lt. Col., USMC (Ret.); Director, C.S. Lewis Institute-Chicago
— Caleb Nelson, Director of Resources, Ratio Christi
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Biography Talking Points:
- Marine with 14 years active duty, currently part of the inactive Reserves.
- Former F/A-18 “Hornet” Instructor Pilot and Weapons and Tactics Instructor
- One deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II
- 3-year tour as an F-16 Instructor Pilot as part of the Inter-service Exchange Program
- Married, father of 7 with children from ages 1 thru 12.
- Raised in a military family
- Began investigating Christianity in 2004
- Began writing on leadership, parenthood, and worldview development in 2013
- A “writing project” started in 2013 eventually turned into One of the Few
Interview Topics and Angles:
- Life as a former atheist/agnostic and now Christian
- The process of investigating and embracing Christianity as an adult
- Impact of apologetics on my decision to follow Christ
- Living out Christian faith in a secular culture
- The integration of faith and work while serving on active duty
- Walking the line between the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause in the military
- Wading through the muddy waters of “military religious freedom.”
- Freedom of religious expression in the military–growing or shrinking based on the faith?
- Importance of establishing a coherent worldview
- How a culture of relativism is shaping our children
- Why apologetics needs to be a household word in the Christian church
- Life as a happily married father of five
- How faith has helped our family endure life’s most difficult circumstances
Sample Interview Questions:
- How would you characterize you life before you were a Christian?
- What made you decide to investigate the Christian faith?
- What role did apologetics play in establishing your faith?
- How has your Christian faith changed you as a husband?
- How has your Christian faith changed you as a father?
- What is it like being a Christian in the military today?
- What is it like to fly the F/A-18 Hornet?
- What was the most significant part of your deployment to Iraq?
- What kind of challenges does the military present to those with a Christian worldview?
- When did you start writing?
- What made you decide to write a book?
- Why did you decide to self-publish?
- Can you tell us the story of how Boone Shepherd® came to be?
- What are some of the challenges you faced during the publication process?
- What do you miss most about your life before you were a Christian?
- What do you miss the least about your life before you were a Christian?
- What advice do you have for spiritual seekers?