Sunday, June 26, 2016

Book review: Young and Beardless: The Search for God, Purpose, and a Meaningful Life by John Luke Robertson

From watching or reading about Duck Dynasty, you have  gotten to know John Luke Robertson, the oldest son of Willie and Korie Robertson, both stars on the TV show. This book focused on John Luke, while the show had him appearing in a few episodes and mostly as a small side note.
It is definitely worth reading this book and ideally, this book would make a great graduation gift to a kid heading off to college or even a teenager that can many a times lead parents to question their parenting skills.

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If you ever wished that maybe another teenager would talk to your child because you seem to not be able to get through to them, this book may be just the recipe called for. John Luke talks about growing up, finding a purpose in life and seeking advice from others. The latter being often difficult for young people to understand. Seeking a mentor does not make you any less of an adult, it shows maturity to know your limitations and finding a good mentor takes both guts as well as wisdom - therefore something to admired in every person. I am glad I read this book because John Luke was more a side character on the show and this book was one good way to get to know him as a person.

While  being married at a young age may scare some parents and not everyone will have their business at the time they enter college (John Luke did both of these things already) - the book makes it clear that adulthood and maturity can be shown in a number of ways and the important aspect of being a responsible adult are not specific milestones, but how you approach everyday life.

I found this book to be an entertaining read, containing advice for people of all ages, but a really important book for kids growing up that may need guidance from someone their own age.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.

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