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one of the few book coverReviewed by Charity Lyman

I am an avid reader, as many of you know, but most of what I read is fiction. It takes an incredibly good book to pull me into a non-fiction story. Such was the case with One of the Few. This was a very different read for me–not only was it not fiction, but it was also told from a military viewpoint. More on that below!

Jason Ladd is the author of this intriguing and eye opening look at Christianity. He is a Marine and an Iraq war veteran, which gives him a unique view, or take, on things. Jason gives us his life story in the first part of the book, showing us some of the things that shaped his path and his mindset, and then delves deep into a defense of the Christian faith. It is full of stories, told using experiences he’s had as a military brat, as a married man and while making the most important decisions ever placed on a man. You will be encouraged, strengthened in your faith and possibly see some of yourself in his pursuits.

My father and brother are both in the military. So I am not one of those who started this book with no knowledge of military life. But my dad was active when I was a lot younger, and my brother is not active right now, so it is something I don’t really remember much, or I pray that I don’t have to deal with in the future. Reading Mr. Ladd’s story makes me thankful for the men and women who risk their lives for us on a daily basis. Those who are gone from their families for months at a time, who move from base to base, never being in one place very long. But it also showed me how it changes a person’s perspective on life, the way they face issues and in the long run, their eternal destiny. A fascinating and compelling story–I would urge everyone to read it. Even if you are not interested in military life, it is a part of history, a biography of sorts. A four star book in my opinion!

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Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Jason Ladd. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.