Genre: Family & Relationships
Pages: Hard Cover
Publisher: Howard Books/Simon and Schuster
Reviewer: Jean Eastwood
Growing up Duggar is about the Duggar family from Arkansas who are well known for the television show on TLC (the learning channel) called “19 Kids and Counting”. Mrs. Duggar actually had a 20th child, a girl, but she was stillborn. All of the children have names that start with the letter “J”. There are 10 boys and 9 girls.
This book is written by several of the older girls whose names are mentioned above. They are very insightful for being so young. They all have discovered their “vocation” in life and are happily involved in serving others at such a young age. They are happy to share their Christian ways of thinking and living with anyone but especially find it rewarding to work with teenagers who need their guidance.
I think it is amazing that all of the 19 children play piano and violin and every one can play another instrument as well, like the cello, guitar, mandolin, or harp. All of the children are raised to be very well-mannered. The boys are taught to serve and protect the girls and learned this behavior from watching their dad. They even open the car doors for the girls which you really don’t see very often anymore.
After reading this book on relationships, I think the Duggar children have a bright future ahead of them. They are obedient and mature for their age. I give credit to the parents for instilling the right behavior at a very early age and make it possible for the children to have emotional and financial support.
I enjoyed reading the book and it was a fun weekend read. Keep up the good work Duggars!
The Jag Review has received a free copy of this book from Howard Books, for our honest review. The opinions expressed here are our own.