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Recently my family and I received the book “Young & Beardless” by John Luke Robertson. As a Duck Dynasty fan, I was excited about this book because I am always looking for materials that share good Christian character and morals for my children to read. I was almost certain that this book would deliver these values and I was not disappointed. I was able to sneak and read it before releasing it to my oldest son. I was so impressed that I decided to not only give it to our son but to actually let him do the review about the book. After all, he is the target audience of this book so who better to share what they thought about it. So without further talking from me, here is my son, Logan.
Young & Beardless by John Luke Robertson teaches you about things you need to know in life. For example, John Luke talks openly about how you can be easily inspired by things and people around you. He also talks about the importance of seizing little moments in your life because it is in those moments that you are learning and growing in God. Finally, he talks about his newest adventure….Marriage. He reaches the reader through famous quotes, Bible verses, and life experiences.
I personally enjoyed the fact that not only did he discuss things but he also included a section of each chapter for the reader to reflect and think about all the things they had read. These questions cause you to really stop and think about what you read. They are not easy yes or no questions. Instead, they are more thought involved.
This book had many life lessons that could be applied to any age. However, two things that stuck out to me were the importance of not sticking people in boxes by your opinions and that in all seasons of my life I must be patient. Both of which are lessons that not only I need to remember but that all people need to remember.
I would recommend this book to teens and young adults. I do not think that this book is strictly limited to men or woman because inside are great words of wisdom that can be applied to any young Christian.
The book is labeled in three sections making it easy to not only read but to use as a reference later on. These sections are entitled:
Who am I: This section helps the reader to discover that they are unique and that they are not limited to those things or circumstances of their life.
Where am I Going: This section is about discovering your life goals and mapping out ways to achieve those goals.
What am I Doing: This section discusses the need to be willing to step out in faith no matter the risk and being willing to shine in a darkened world.
Overall I loved this book and it is one that I would recommend to all of my friends.
I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?