Monday, 15 February 2016

Review - The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God

Pub. by Thomas Nelson; 240 pages; Amazon
Description: A Moving Story of Redemption and Second Chances. Jep Robertson, the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, open up about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that might have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened. Jep describes being molested as a child and his reluctance to tell anyone until only a few years ago, his downward spiral into drug and alcohol abuse, and the eventual intervention of his family. Jessica shares about the difficult failure of her first marriage while still a teenager and the hurt that came along with it, much of it from the church. Her insecurities spun out of control as she wondered whether she would ever be good enough or pretty enough. This book is their love story but, more importantly, their love story for God. 'We are desperate to let people know that no matter what you've done; no matter what you've lived through, you can come out of it. You can be washed clean. You are redeemed.'

Final Thoughts: I've never really understood the appeal of so-called reality television; though my grandmother watches about every show that is on cable. She's the one that got me interested in watching Duck Dynasty of A&E a few years ago. While many of the episodes clearly look staged, the shows is funny. Plus, the Robertson clan seem to be nice people.

Anway, the Robertson family has co-written many non-fiction titles over the last two years, including last year's The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God, which is written by the youngest Robertson Jep and his wife Jessica with a little help from author Susy Flory.

Simliar to other Robertson books, this one gives us an inside look of Jep & Jessica's past, marriage and their faith. This includes Jep being sexual abused when he was young and his drug problems, and Jessica's troubled first marriage.

At first glance, all the Robertson family's books might just look like another way to make more cash, but deep down there is a lot of heart and soul thats goes into each title. Here, Jep and Jessica are telling their trials and struggles that they have went through over the years, and hopefully their words will help others that reads this book. Overall, I enjoyed reading The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God and I recommend it to other readers.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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