Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Young and Beardless by John Luke Robertson
While the title leaves a lot to be desired, the book itself is remarkable. Nineteen-year-old John Luke Robertson, the oldest child of Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson, demonstrates a well-grounded perspective and maturity. He is eminently sensible and thoughtful in his approach to life, having profited from the very apparent nurturing and guidance he has received from a host of relatives. John Luke encourages the reader to consider self and the world with a long lens, with introspection, consideration for others, courage, curiosity, and love. Woven throughout the book are excellent questions encouraging reflection as well as brief reviews of the author’s favorite books. John Luke’s love of reading is touted and reflected in his writing. The author knows the Bible and quotes it effectively throughout his writing. He takes the Word of God seriously as the basis for his life, and it shows. I highly recommend this book. It was refreshing to read and would have been outstanding no matter the author’s age. The fact that it is written by one so young whets one’s appetite for more of John Luke Robertson’s writing. I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.