Blessed Blessed Blessed {Book Review}

Blessed, Blessed . . . Blessed
The Untold Story of Our Family's Fight to Love Hard, Stay Strong, and Keep the Faith When Life Can't Be Fixed 
by Missy Robertson

About the book:
Missy Robertson knew that marrying duck-hunting family man Jase Robertson would be an adventure . . . and she was up to the challenge. Their life together was good (even after Jase grew the beard). They had two children, worked hard to help build the thriving Duck Commander business, and loved and served God. 
But after a difficult and risky pregnancy, their daughter, Mia, was born with a cleft palate―a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. As their baby struggled to breathe, and Missy and Jase faced a life that suddenly looked very different than the one they’d planned, they found themselves staring down one of life’s biggest questions: Where is God in all this pain? 
This is the Robertsons’ story. It’s for anyone scared and overwhelmed by a problem they can’t fix; anyone lost and searching for a way through. You’ll meet the young girl Mia who captured A&E’s Duck Dynasty viewers’ hearts, and learn how Missy and Jase have raised her and their sons to be faithful, confident, and secure in who they are. You’ll be inspired by how the Robertson family stuck by each other through the hardest times. And you’ll discover that God’s blessings are bigger than you ever dreamed―and there when you need them the most.
In this household, we love Duck Dynasty. They love God, guns, country, truth and they are silly. Sounds pretty similar to our fam. Not to mention their beards, which my husband also sports. There aren't that many shows that promote faith and prayer and when we find one that does, we become faithful viewers.

Let me first of all say, if you are parenting a special needs child will also be HUGELY blessed by this book! 

I have to say, every single Duck Dynasty book I've read has had the same openness and candidness as this one, and I love that!  Missy and Jase shared their experiences very candidly. Their honesty, and love for each other and their family was refreshing.

In this book Missy shares a mother’s point of view on life as a family struggling to make ends meet {before the success of Duck Commander}, her difficulties with pregnancy and delivery, and most of all – the story of her beautiful daughter, Mia, born with cleft lip and palate.

The book reads like a journal, written from one mom who is passionate about fighting for the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of her family to another – possibly struggling with similar issues but definitely wanting the same blessings for her own loved ones.
I cannot tell you how much I love the stories of faithful Christ followers who are transparent with us and tell us about the hard times, the excruciating times…yet go on to give glory to God! That is probably what I love most about this book!
This is the perfect book for curling up this fall with a cup of coffee and a warm blanket.  Grab the book for you and a friend here.

Thank you to Tyndale Publishers for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Missy Robertson has learned to live life in the spotlight as she plays an important part in her family's record-breaking reality television series, Duck Dynasty. Despite the increased publicity focused on her family, their company, and their personal lives, she has managed to become a strong voice for morality and virtue both locally and globally.

Missy married Jase Robertson when she was nineteen and is now a devoted mother of three children—Reed, Cole, and Mia—who strives to have a strong, happy, and loving family. She has contributed heavily to the Robertson family business, Duck Commander, and has been an integral part of the success that the family and company have seen in recent years.

Missy is always the first to recognize the hand of God in her life, as she continually sets a prime example of humility and consistent faith in her public and personal life. In gratitude for her many blessings, she spends a large amount of her time volunteering, as a way to give back to her community. For the last six summers, she has been the crafts director at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, a local Christian youth camp where both she and Jase spent many summers as kids. In addition, she is heavily involved in missionary work, both domestically and internationally.

In early 2014, Missy coauthored The Women of Duck Commander with Miss Kay and her sisters-in-law, in which they shared never-before-told stories about the Robertson family and how their reliance on God has enabled them to persevere through life's unforeseen challenges, heartaches, and strife. She is currently writing Blessed, Blessed . . . Blessed, due to release in October of this year, chronicling her family's journey after Mia was born with a cleft lip and palate.

Missy helps design modest and stylish apparel for her clothing line, Missy Robertson by Southern Fashion House, and has recently launched Laminin,a jewelry line that is made in her hometown of West Monroe, Louisiana. On her website,, Missy keeps her fans up-to-date on her latest clothing and jewelry lines and offers a devotional page to help encourage people to pursue a personal relationship with God.

Missy is also known for her hard work supporting the Mia Moo Fund, an organization inspired by their family's personal journey and launched in 2014 to raise awareness and funds toward research, treatments, and causes of cleft lip and palate.