The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us about Faith, Family, and Forgiveness
This book by the youngest Robertson son and his wife is both entertaining and thought provoking. It is the story of how they met and their growing up years. Told from both Jessica and Jep’s view, we see how even though they both grew up in the church they were not Christians.Both of them made mistakes and poor decisions before they decided to become Christians. Even after accepting Christ they faced struggles that almost tore them apart. Through their faith, the love and support of their family and most of all, the forgiveness of God, they find redemption and happiness. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a Robertson fan as well as anyone who loves an honest look at life. This book was provided to me by NetGalley for review.
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."