Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
I loved it!
I loved Growing Up Duggar! It gave great insight on courting especially. Being a young lady myself that was really helpful. The other relationships discussed i.e. parents, siblings, yourself really inspired me! All in all it was an excellent read!
June 3, 2014
A great book for every young girl and her mom!
I have watched the Duggars since they began. I have read the other books from the Duggars, but I was interested to see how the young adults would write about their lives. As I read, I saw how this would be a great tool for mom's to give to their young daughters and then read themselves to give open points to talk about with what they are dealing with. I think it would be good for a youth group to use for a young women's bible study.
I have really enjoyed reading this book. It is a hard back book with the picture on the surrounding paper. Underneath it is blue hardback book w/o pictures. I would had preffered it to be on the book since I have young kids that might tear up the pictures, but I will plan on keeping this book to use with my daughter!
March 24, 2014
Like many people I've watched Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar grow up on TV. In fact I live fairly close to them and have even had the privilege of meeting and interacting with them in person. When their new book, Growing Up Duggar: It's All About RELATIONSHIPS was offered to me to review I accepted it with pleasure.
As an older married woman I found the book very interesting, but I have to be honest and say that I really think it is geared towards young women. The point of view they share, in my view, would more readily appeal to that age group.
With candor and honesty they each share about some of their most intimate relationships that not only include their family and friends, but most importantly the God they love. The stories are interspersed with pictures of the family enjoying each other through the years.
Included in the book is also a short interview type section with the girls' older brother Josh and his wife Anna. They discuss their courtship from how it came about to the requirements that were lovingly imposed on them and to their eventual wedding. I thought this section and whole chapter on the differences between dating and courtship was very revealing about how the Duggars raise and value their children.
I enjoyed reading about the girls' thoughts and perspectives on such a wide variety of topics. If you have watched them on their series or if you have just wondered about their everyday life and values I think you will really enjoy reading this book.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
March 17, 2014
The Duggar family is well known from the show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC. They are known for their conservative beliefs and lifestyle that often seem strange to much of America. The four oldest girls wrote a book answering a lot of the questions they have gotten about what it is like to grow up in such a large family, why they live differently than much of the world around them, and what it means to be a Duggar.
As the title says, itÃ¢ÂÂs all about relationships. So the girls have broken up the book into eight chapters, each about a different relationship with parents, siblings, guys, the world and more. Each chapter shares the familyÃ¢ÂÂs core values and shares personal stories about how they live out these values.
While I grew up in a conservative home, it was not as conservative as the Duggars. But I certainly see the value in their core values and how they live them out. Things like not having a TV, monitoring the internet usage, and even choosing courtship over dating are counter cultural but they are have proven to be the solid foundation that have made the Duggars they family they are today.
After reading this book, I have been encouraged in my own core values and have been given hope for my own future and my family. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how the Duggars live, or even put into practice some of these Biblical core beliefs.
I received this book from Howard books for the purpose of this review.
March 4, 2014