My dad is a Marine. My uncle, even though he is not related by blood; but is a man I call my uncle because he is my dad's best friend is also a Marine and fought in Vietnam. Once a Marine.... always a Marine I learned that early on ;-) So when I was contacted by Jason Ladd to review his book that reflects upon his life experiences as a Marine, husband, father, son... and also his journey to his relationship with Christianity I knew I had to review this book. I have the upmost respect for all members of the military and I know with the horrors that war and other adversities can present to them, sometimes finding faith in things we can't always see can be challenging.
When receiving this kindle book to review I admit I wasn't sure what to expect and was curious about how others may view their faith and what shapes it. One thing I know in my journey is that experiences in our lives help to develop many of our thoughts, values and opinions and can build or destroy our faith.
The author Jason Ladd writes in a most intelligent way that interweaves various thoughts of his on this subject matter. He shares his own personal experiences in his family life as well as his professional career and beyond. He supports many of his ideas through his research and prior knowledge. There is a multitude of information to take in while reading his story and I found it quite interesting to think on his views from a different perspective. To say it was thought provoking would be a mere understatement to all the thoughts and emotions this book stirs up within you. While I feel this book was very well written and full of knowledge and ideas, there is a need to follow and read carefully as comparisons are made in different areas of the book between life experience, thoughts and then religious reference. Reading carefully allows for better understanding and is definitely not a book to quickly read through or skim pages. You will lose value and impact of his words if you do. Overall I found it to be very well written and enjoyable to read.
What courage it takes as an author to express his deep thoughts and emotions and share them with others. I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend reading it to others. It would be great for a book club discussion group and interesting to see where conversations, thoughts and views would lead to in a group. :-) Thank you Jason for giving me this opportunity to review your book, it was a pleasure to do so and certainly has me thinking about a lot of things.
*I received this kindle ebook for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own*
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