Sunday, August 21, 2011

Review: "A Love that Multiplies" by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

From Goodreads:  In this second book from the Duggars, they focus on the principles that equip them to face life's challenges—drawing from their most recent challenge with the 3-month premature birth of their newest child, Josie. They also share the new challenges their older children are facing as they prepare for adult life. Central to the book is a section on the principles that the Duggars have consistently taught their children. These simply worded principles are basic to the Duggar family and are shared in a way that other parents can incorporate in their own homes. A special chapter on homeschooling gives valuable information to parents who are considering this route or are already invested in it. The world continues to be amazed by their nineteen well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children and their home life, which focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith. The Duggars show how parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several.

My Thoughts:  I am kind of obsessed with the Duggars.  I think they are fascinating and I watch their show pretty regularly.  Their kids are smart and seem well-adjusted and Michelle seems like such a good mom.  That being said, I wasn't too crazy about this book.  If you have watched the show, especially recent seasons, then it is kind of a rehashing of what you have seen on tv.  There were a few chapters on how they homeschool their children and how they manage to keep their cool with 19 kids running around but there wasn't a lot of new information.  I was really hoping that there would be more of a discussion about how they deal with finances but that part was pretty brief.  I did enjoy the recipes interspersed throughout the book and the discussions about how they teach their children manners but overall, I wasn't wowed by the book.  If you watch the show, you may want to skip the book.  3 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a little obsessed with the show too! I really enjoyed their first book, so I've been thinking about picking this one up too. Not sure on the differences between them, but maybe the first has more of the answers you're looking for?


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