Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Growing Up Duggar

Authors: Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar
Publisher: Howard Books
March 2014
ISBN: 978-1451679168
Genre: Family and Relationships

It’s All About Relationships!

In this delightful and very personal book, the four oldest Duggar girls share their hearts and their core beliefs, explaining that it’s all about relationships!

• Relationship with self: The girls share their own personal journeys to self-acceptance and navi­gating the difficult stage of adolescence.

• Relationship with parents: You’ll find revelations about how Jim Bob and Michelle keep the lines of communication open with their children.

• Relationships with siblings: Here, you’ll get a peek into the Buddy system, how the siblings handle conflict, and how the loss of little Jubilee (their sister) affected their relationships with each other.

• Relationships with friends: You’ll find principles on how the Duggar kids deal with peer pressure and how they interact with friends outside their family.

• Relationships with boys: You’ll learn the Duggar view of dating and courtship, and these four sisters will address the often-asked question of when one of them will get married.

• Relationship with God: And woven throughout the book, the girls talk about their most impor­tant relationship of all—their relationship with God and their own personal faith and beliefs.

This candid look into what Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger believe and why they believe it will give you practical insights into your own life and will inspire you to evaluate principles that will work for you.

GROWING UP DUGGAR is a book I was curious about. Like the Duggars’ themselves, we don’t have a TV, so we’ve never seen their show. (We have heard about it.) We haven’t read any of their books, seen them in conferences or elsewhere, and we don’t attend their church.

This was an interesting book to read, though as a parent I could see where it was geared more toward teenage girls than for adults. My oldest daughter (eighteen) will want to eventually read it, so I just gave her the book when I finished. Great advice for girls.

The Duggars are a more conservative family than most, but the girls take great care in not offending their potential readers. We don’t dye our hair because…but that’s not saying it isn’t right for you. We don’t cut our hair because…but that’s not saying it isn’t right for you. So readers who aren’t as conservative shouldn’t feel judged.

If you have a teen or preteen daughter this would be excellent for them to read. Highly recommended. 

1 comment:

Jackie Tessnair said...

Thanks for sharing.I will have to get this one for my 17 year old daughter to read.