The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

Narrated by: Pixie Mahtani, Gabe Wicks
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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A moving story of redemption and second chances.

Jep Robertson, the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, open up about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that might have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened. Jep describes being molested as a child and his reluctance to tell anyone until only a few years ago, his downward spiral into drug and alcohol abuse, and the eventual intervention of his family. Jessica shares about the difficult failure of her first marriage while still a teenager and the hurt that came along with it, much of it from the Church. Her insecurities spun out of control, as she wondered whether she would ever be good enough or pretty enough. This book is their love story but, more importantly, their love story for God. "We are desperate to let people know that no matter what you've done, no matter what you've lived through, you can come out of it. You can be washed clean. You are redeemed."

©2015 Jep Robertson and Jessica Robertson (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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The Robertsons are awesome people. I pray God's richest blessings on them!🙏🏼

The book was awesome and real and full of God's love. I did think I had missed a part when there was no mention of Jep's apology for the pornography. My heart was broken and touched by the heartbreaking things he went through on the bus- God help the girl who did such horrific things to an innocent child. However, I'm not exactly sure what that has to do with the addiction. I only mention that because of my mercy for Jessica AND my desire for others struggling in this area to get help-both the addict and the spouse. The storyline seemed to go directly from Jessica's crushing discovery of the addiction-to the school bus story. I'm sure, no doubt, Jep humbled himself before our Merciful Lord and found victorious deliverance, but, perhaps, for future reference, Jep or Jessica could mention the fact that Jep did take full responsibility for his actions and asked for forgiveness from Jessica.
I pray with all my heart that didn't sound unforgiving or judgmental. That is the LAST thing I would EVER want to portray. I re listened to the entire part to make sure I hadn't missed it and again, just want others that struggle to know at least the basic steps to follow for help. I do realize this is not a book on that subject and hope I didn't cause any offense.
You both are amazing, and I'm so glad The Lord helped me stumble onto this wonderful book!

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Love it!

Honest, humble and inspiring! Highly recommended! I own all of the Robertson family books. They really opened my eyes.

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Relatable

I enjoyed this book and found myself at times listening until the wee hours of the night. I found some of the stories relatable to either myself or to someone I'm close to.

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Resolution needed

Overall Wonderful story!!

There were portions however where the went into their struggles but they didn’t say how they overcame them.

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Excellent

This book has it all: romance, drama, mystery, inspiration. I loved it! The narrators were great and the storyline flowed well.

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great marriage book. this is real life stuff.

great book all the way thru. no dought it makes me a better person. these are people you would want to surround your self with

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Transparent

I love how trasnpattrent Jep and Jessica are. So encouraging in life, mmarriage, family and our walk with the Lord

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Loved the book, wrong narrators, but get it anyway

I've enjoyed many of the Duck Dynasty books including this one. If you are a fan of the show, this book gives an amazing and very honest insight into the lives of Jep and Jessica. I commend them for their honesty. That's one of the things I love about this family, they don't pretend to be perfect...they are just themselves, they are just human. And if you are human as well (ha ha!) then no doubt, you aren't perfect either. This book will help you to understand that no matter how you may fall short of some "ideal" you are always loved by God and if you ask and mean it, you are forgiven. That's a really important message for all Christians to understand, don't you think?

I would have liked for Jessica and Jep to have read their own book themselves. I guess because I watched their show I expect to hear them speak in a certain way. The narrators are good...but just not Jep and Jessica. But I wouldn't be put off in buying the book based on this. It's too important of a message...a message of God's unending redemption and God's truly "Amazing Grace" Thank you Jep and Jessica for your example. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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love them even more!

Love their honesty, vulnerability, passion and compassion for each other. What an example to us all! 💕

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I loved it!

This book tells the story of true love, faith and family! I teared up so many times. I seriously felt a renewed and refreshed look on life and marriage! Thank you both for being so honest with such personal information!