Blessed, Blessed,….Blessed by Missy Robertson

61Blrcxv+dL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_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.

About the Author

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.

My Thoughts

Blessed is a simple, yet powerful word, describing the life of this author and her family.  Although the story line is about the life of Missy and her family, the primary focus is about their daughter Mia, her struggles, and how the family drew together to support Missy and Jase as they dealt with this unexpected situation.  This is a book that will build your faith in our all knowing God who never gives us more than we can handle.

This book ends with discussion questions which would make this text perfect for a study group at church, life group, or personal reflection.

My favorite observation is the testimony of this family who pulled together and eventually were able use this situation as a blessing to countless others.  It is inspirational! As one who is a huge Robertson family fan, their courage to stick to their godly principles, and always let their testimony shine brightly, I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Missy Robertson and Tyndale for an opportunity to receive a copy in exchange for this honest review.