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.