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Live Original by Sadie Robertson Book Review

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Thanks so much for joining me today on The Preppy Book Princess.

I've admitted in a few posts recently that I was never really a fan of Christian non-fiction books before. I consistently read devotion books as part of my daily routine, but other than that, I never really picked up any other ones as I had the misconceived idea that I'd find them kind of boring.

However, with all the hatred and horrible darkness that's in society and our world today, I'd decided that this year I want to really dive into this genre to hopefully add a little more inspiration and light into my life.

So far I'm really thankful I made this decision, as I've read some pretty amazing books, and I'd like to share my thoughts and opinions about one of the ones I finished recently with all of you today.

Live Original: How The Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values by Sadie Robertson:

Source: Church Library

Publisher: Howard Books

Publication Date: October 28th, 2014

Genre: Inspirational Non-Fiction/Teen Self Help/Christian Autobiography


Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson—star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson—shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.

Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is.

Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish. These values include think happy, be happy; dream big; shake the hate; do something; and many more.

Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.

*******synopsis from goodreads*****

My Review:

Going into this book, I knew I wasn't really the intended age group as this book is aimed at the teenage market. However, I've always really admired Sadie Robertson, ever since my husband used to be a big fan of the Duck Dynasty series, and so I decided to go ahead and check it out of our church library and give it a chance.

One of the reasons I've always been drawn to Sadie as a person is her positive personality that always comes through from her social media accounts, and that's definitely the main focus of this book; being positive and striving to live the life that God's laid out for each and every one of us. With so many negative influences in society today, teens definitely will benefit from picking this one up, and learning about striving to live original-apart from the traditional ideas that society has about how one should act, look, and strive to be.

In particular, I really enjoyed the way Sadie emphasizes the "garbage in, garbage out" mentality, and how only we can truly control what we choose to let our minds absorb. If we're going to watch and read things that are dark, and objectionable in content, chances are we're going to see a negative reaction from it in how we start to think and behave. And it really inspired me to take a closer look at the kind of accounts I was following on some of my social medias, and the kind of content I was allowing myself to watch, read and listen to.

While this book may be aimed at teenage girls, I really think it can make a different to any female who takes the time to pick it up, and will inspire you look more closely at the life you're living, and whether or not you're truly living it for Christ. As well, in this dark day and age, any book that focuses on being positive and shining a light for Christ is a win win in my book, as striving to be happy throughout any of the circumstances life throws our way is a definite goal I have for myself this year.

All in all, I really enjoyed this one and I look forward to reading more of the Duck Dynasty family books in the future.

Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope you're all having a great day so far, and I look forward to seeing you all again on Friday. 

This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The photo does not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners.


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