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Howard Books Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family

The four oldest Duggar girls share an inside look at what it's like to be a Duggar kid as they talk about their own faith and perspectives on life. As they look at the different relationships in their lives, readers will learn how they resolve conflict, their dreams and plans for the future, courtship vs. dating, and much more.
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Review 1 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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I loved it!

Date:June 3, 2014
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Elizabeth
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I loved Growing Up Duggar! It gave great insight on courting especially. Being a young lady myself that was really helpful. The other relationships discussed i.e. parents, siblings, yourself really inspired me! All in all it was an excellent read!
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Review 2 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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A great book for every young girl and her mom!

Date:March 24, 2014
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DavidsMom
Location:Louisiana
Age:25-34
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I have watched the Duggars since they began. I have read the other books from the Duggars, but I was interested to see how the young adults would write about their lives. As I read, I saw how this would be a great tool for mom's to give to their young daughters and then read themselves to give open points to talk about with what they are dealing with. I think it would be good for a youth group to use for a young women's bible study.
I have really enjoyed reading this book. It is a hard back book with the picture on the surrounding paper. Underneath it is blue hardback book w/o pictures. I would had preffered it to be on the book since I have young kids that might tear up the pictures, but I will plan on keeping this book to use with my daughter!
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Review 3 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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Date:March 17, 2014
Like many people I've watched Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar grow up on TV. In fact I live fairly close to them and have even had the privilege of meeting and interacting with them in person. When their new book, Growing Up Duggar: It's All About RELATIONSHIPS was offered to me to review I accepted it with pleasure.
As an older married woman I found the book very interesting, but I have to be honest and say that I really think it is geared towards young women. The point of view they share, in my view, would more readily appeal to that age group.
With candor and honesty they each share about some of their most intimate relationships that not only include their family and friends, but most importantly the God they love. The stories are interspersed with pictures of the family enjoying each other through the years.
Included in the book is also a short interview type section with the girls' older brother Josh and his wife Anna. They discuss their courtship from how it came about to the requirements that were lovingly imposed on them and to their eventual wedding. I thought this section and whole chapter on the differences between dating and courtship was very revealing about how the Duggars raise and value their children.
I enjoyed reading about the girls' thoughts and perspectives on such a wide variety of topics. If you have watched them on their series or if you have just wondered about their everyday life and values I think you will really enjoy reading this book.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
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Review 4 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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Awesome book!

Date:March 4, 2014
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Location:Hartford, CT
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The Duggar family is well known from the show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC. They are known for their conservative beliefs and lifestyle that often seem strange to much of America. The four oldest girls wrote a book answering a lot of the questions they have gotten about what it is like to grow up in such a large family, why they live differently than much of the world around them, and what it means to be a Duggar.
As the title says, it’s all about relationships. So the girls have broken up the book into eight chapters, each about a different relationship with parents, siblings, guys, the world and more. Each chapter shares the family’s core values and shares personal stories about how they live out these values.
While I grew up in a conservative home, it was not as conservative as the Duggars. But I certainly see the value in their core values and how they live them out. Things like not having a TV, monitoring the internet usage, and even choosing courtship over dating are counter cultural but they are have proven to be the solid foundation that have made the Duggars they family they are today.
After reading this book, I have been encouraged in my own core values and have been given hope for my own future and my family. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how the Duggars live, or even put into practice some of these Biblical core beliefs.
I received this book from Howard books for the purpose of this review.
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Review 5 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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Pleasantly surprised!

Date:March 3, 2014
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Stephanie
Location:upstate NY
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The four oldest Duggar girls (from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting) have recently released their own book, Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships.
If you're looking to see if Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger will reveal shocking secrets from the mega household (they do mention their mom Michelle's battle with an eating disorder in high school which was something I didn't know), you'll be disappointed. No, I've never met them nor do I think they are perfect (as they themselves readily admit), but I believe the life you see the Duggars live on tv is pretty close to their real life. Just like their camera appearances, the girls share in their book honestly, yet humbly, the biblical convictions on the standards they have come to hold.
In this case, they've focused their book on relationships – from the Lord first and foremost, which then effects all other relationships: from yourself to parents to siblings to culture to guys.
Although written primarily to teenage girls, with personal stories from each girl of their own struggles and victories, I was challenged as a mom in my own attitudes and habits, as well as areas my husband and I can do better in the raising of our own young children.
Trying to remember my teenage days (wow, that was a long time ago!), I realize most girls will want to see what the Duggar girls have to say about guys and dating. Not everyone will hold to their idea of 'courtship,' but having safeguards for accountability for that 'dating' time of life is very important. Godliness and purity starts in your heart and mind long before a guy ever comes around...
"Dad has asked us girls, 'What kind of girl do you think a godly guy will be attracted to?'
"The answer is, a godly girl. That's what he and Mom are continually encouraging each of us girls to become. We know that a godly girl is not someone who has lived a 'perfect' life but is someone who has received God's forgiveness and is seeking to put the past behind her and choosing to live every day for Him (page 115)."
"It's also crucial for Christian gals to understand that we cannot conform our patterns to a thoughtless lifestyle and still expect to somehow marry a godly prince. We need to always keep in mind that if we desire to marry a godly man, then we must strive to become the kind of godly girl a godly man will be attracted to. God desires to see us grow in character and live by His principles, and for us to have a strong relationship with Him – which is the best foundation and preparation any of us can make for a future marriage relationship (page 140)."
I especially liked their reasons for 'dates' at home. Never gave much thought to watching a guy react to your little sibling spilling milk in his lap or your rambunctious brother being loud and noisy... anyone can be on their best behavior during a dinner out on the town, but character is often revealed during the chaotic 'everyday' moments!
I expected Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger's book to be a rehash of their parents' previous two books, just told from the kids' perspective, but I was pleasantly surprised. Although these girls' convictions may not match yours, their humility is evident and their challenge is clear: Jesus first, others second, you last.
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Review 6 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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Good Book

Date:March 2, 2014
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Cindy Loven
Location:Conway, AR
Age:45-54
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I enjoyed this book, enjoyed hearing the stories of the Duggar family. And while their convictions are not my own, I do like the fact that they understand that. Each section that deals with relationships is very interesting I particularly enjoyed the section of the relationships between the father and daughter. I think that this family and these young ladies have insight into the damage that anger does in a family better than anyone I have ever read. Definitely a great read for someone dealing with anger issues. I also loved the fact that the girls are not willing to settle for anyone but the one that the Lord has for them. A great read. 4 stars. This book was provided for review purposes only no payment was received for this review.
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Review 7 for Growing Up Duggar: The Duggar Girls Share Their View of Life Inside American's Most Well-Known Super-Sized Family
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Growing Up Duggar

Date:March 1, 2014
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Laura Hilton
Location:Horseshoe Bend, AR
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GROWING UP DUGGAR is a book I was curious about. Like the Duggars’ themselves, we don’t have a TV, so we’ve never seen their show. (We have heard about it.) We haven’t read any of their books, seen them in conferences or elsewhere, and we don’t attend their church.
This was an interesting book to read, though as a parent I could see where it was geared more toward teenage girls than for adults. My oldest daughter wants to eventually read it, so I just gave her the book when I finished. Great advice for girls.
The Duggars are a more conservative family than most, but the girls take great care in not offending their potential readers. We don’t dye our hair because…but that’s not saying it isn’t right for you. We don’t cut our hair because…but that’s not saying it isn’t right for you. So readers who aren’t as conservative shouldn’t feel judged.
If you have a teen or preteen daughter this would be excellent for them to read. Highly recommended.
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