Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God
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."
I love the raw honesty of this book. Jessica is honest about her hurt, her first marriage and the insecurities because of that marriage. I love how she is truthful about how she wondered if she would ever be good enough. As a female, I can relate to that and I think many females can relate to Jessica and her story of wondering if they will measure up? Can you be redeemed from past mistakes. Oh, I just loved Jessica's story and how honest/ vulnerable she was. Jep also was very vulnerable about the past mistakes of drug and alcohol abuse that led him down a tricky path, but eventually, God worked everything out together for good. I loved this book because it is a story of redemption and reminds me of so many people in the Bible who God calls as loved, redeemed and brand new! If you're looking for a beach read that is full of authenticity, this book has you covered! I highly recommend this book by Jep and Jessica Robertson! You won't regret this read!
Posted by Sarah