Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 26. The Duggars: 20 and Counting! by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

Like much of America, this family fascinates me.  I find it equally fascinating that they have 19 children, and that they receive so much criticism from the public.  They specifically wrote this book and their second one A Love That Multiplies because so many people write them with so many questions, and this was the best way to get their answers to the masses.

The Duggars: 20 and Counting! is basically their story of how they make their family work.  I call it a memoir, even if it’s not technically classified that way, because they pretty extensively chart their history as a couple.  They fully disclose their reasoning behind why they make the decisions they do, most of which are faith-based.  Perhaps the biggest reason that anyone should take a look at this family is because it is so large and because they are debt-free.  Small, regular families have a hard enough time living debt-free, so it is good to see that it can be done on a large scale. 

I’m a fan of this family.  I think they are genuine and warm and considerate, and I love how they are using their public spotlight to point as much toward Jesus as they can.  You can’t deny that they have a completely functional, caring family, no matter what your opinions about how many children a family “should” have.  I think you’ll find this book fascinating too.

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