Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible edited by Phil and Al Robertson (book review)

It's no surprise that my family loves Duck Dynasty and all things attached to it (although the only merchandise we own is their Christmas CD & a water bottle, the latter of which I won on a blog). We share their ideals and would love to share in fellowship with them. Unfortunately, they're famous so I doubt that will happen (which is too bad because our kids have been asking for a year now to go to Louisiana to the Robertsons' house. They don't understand we don't know them.).

We may never sit down to fellowship with Willie, Korie, Miss Kay, Phil, Jep, etc but I think having a Bible edited by Phil and his eldest son, Al, is pretty close. Except I doubt I cook 1/8th as well as Miss Kay so the dinner is lacking.
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There's not much to review in terms of the writing of this book. It's the Bible so it's pretty awesome and infallible and tells the story of God who loves us so much that He sent His ONLY Son to die on the cross to pay our debt for our sins that we could never pay. If you believe this simple (yet hard) truth, then after you die on earth, you get to spend eternity in heaven with God, who loves you so much. Great story! Best book I've ever read and the best part is; it's true!

There is more included in this Bible than just the Word of God. The Robertsons have included 30 days of Lifechangers which are devotionals that include Scripture and real-life stories of how God has used them to help change others' lives. I just love personal testimonies so I'm always very encouraged when these are included in a Bible. I think it shows how powerful God is.

52 Days with Phil and 52 Days with Al are articles included throughout the Bible to speak deeper into the core values of their family: Faith, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, and Freedom. These articles are written by Al or Phil and have Scripture references to help you go further into a study of these ideals.

After Revelation, there is a nice topical index, which helps you find Scripture for different things like brokenness, children, conviction, gossip, healing, etc. I like topical indexes, especially when I was a new Christian and didn't know my way around the Bible (which I'm still learning!). The ABCs of Salvation follow the index. This is just a really simple way to share the gospel of Christ with someone (or read it for yourself!). I haven't seen this before so it was a neat idea for me. I will share this with my kids (remember, the Bible is not just for adults!). Following is a list of Scriptures to take you 30 Days with Jesus that takes you back to predictions about Christ up until his ascension into heaven. Finally there are charts telling (with Scripture references) about the ministry of Jesus, parables of Jesus, miracles of Jesus, and miracles of the apostles.  Some neat things I haven't seen in other Bibles I have.

I'm going to use this Bible to pray over specific Scriptures for Moose and his life. The plan is when he graduates to give him this Bible so he can see how we've prayed for him and hopefully see answers to some of those prayers.

Disclaimer: I received this Bible for free in order to write an honest review. All opinions are my own and others' may not be the same.

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