One of the most crucial decisions you will make in this life is what you believe. Not only will this decision impact your loved ones, yourself, and your worldview, but it will also affect your eternity.
Statistics show that Christianity in America is on the decline. Our country has now reached a point where a large portion of its citizens have begun to demonstrate religious and moral apathy. They just don’t care enough about these things to give them much thought.
Jason B. Ladd, author of One of the Few, was once a member of that group. Growing up in a military family, Ladd experienced a family life with a good moral upbringing, but an upbringing without any sort of religious affiliation. Eventually, he went on to become a Marine fighter pilot himself. It wasn’t until Ladd met his wife, Karrie, who was a Christian, that the idea of faith even crossed his mind. After two years of marriage, she asked him a single question after a conversation about what happens when you die- “You really believe that?”– that Ladd began earnestly seeking the answer to that question through diligent research on differing worldviews and how well they hold up under scrutiny.
He was on a full-out reconnaissance mission for the truth.
After years of searching, he found Jesus.
This book has the potential to appeal to so many people in so many different ways. As a lover of apologetics (equipping ourselves to be able to give a reason for what we believe), I had a hard time putting it down. Ladd obviously spent an enormous amount of time researching various worldviews, religions, religious leaders, and scientific principles. This book is chock full of information to help us in our quest to refute ill-conceived notions about God, the gospel, and the Bible, and replace them with truth.
Ladd uses his military experience to illustrate many of the issues he addresses, and he hits the nail on the head every time. I’m going to be completely honest and admit that some of the military jargon went way over my head, but that’s okay. As the mother of an MP who is currently questioning what he believes, I’m going to pass this title along to my oldest son, confident that the narratives and writing style will keep him interested and engaged.
Another feature of this book that kept me reading were the little bits of sentimentality throughout. There was more than one moment that I was on the verge of tears, trying to hide it from my kids for fear they’d make fun. 🙂
Tomorrow, I’m going to my weekly apologetics class at church, where I’ll be recommending this book. It is a wonderful addition to the library of any believer or seeker who has questions that need to be answered.
But for now, I just want you to ponder this one question I have for you…
Are you one of the few?
Disclosure- I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.