I’m currently participating in the “75 Hard” challenge. If you’re not familiar with that challenge, I’ll go more into depth at a later date. BUT…one aspect of the 75 Hard challenge is that you have to read 10 pages of a non-fiction book each day. I’m currently reading “The Theft of America’s Soul” by Phil Robertson. In my personal opinion…it’s one of the best books I’ve read. NOW…don’t get me wrong…I’m dyslexic, so the number of books I’ve read can be counted on one hand…maybe two.
This book has kept my attention since day one. To the point where I’m typically reading more than 10 pages a day. That’s saying a lot for dyslexic who generally falls asleep after 5-6 paragraphs because my brain is tired of having to constantly make mental corrections throughout the sentences I read. But this book is engaging!!!
Phil Robertson starts off by outlining the life he led before Christ entered the picture…and it ain’t pretty. However bad you think your life is…there’s a good chance it will suffer from comparison. Next, he goes into detail about his split with Miss Kay and how that and other events lead to his salvation and the initial stage of his relationship with Christ. Then Mr. Robertson proceeds to lay out how, with God’s help, he was able to start Duck Commander. In addition, he talks about the people he used to hang out with before he accepted Christ as savior and their reactions/thoughts on his salvation and how his example of Godly living led one of them to a relationship with Christ on his deathbed. That’s as far as I’ve gotten in 5 days…which is how long I’ve been doing the 75 Hard challenge.
Take Away (up to this point): Phil explains that even though he and his family have been extremely blessed, the Devil still attacks. BUT through faith, they’ve been able to conquer the battles AND because of their deep faith in Christ Jesus they know they have already won the war. He is about to shift gears and bring it all together as he discusses today’s culture war in American…and I can’t wait to read about his thoughts on that.
Phil’s life story is a great example of “I can’t…but God can”. I would encourage you, if you’d like to know more about what it’s like to find your calling and strength in Christ Jesus, to read this book. Although it’s been out since 2019, the message (to this point) is still relevant today…and is actually timeless. Robertson’s experiences are relatable and has the power to encourage each of us no matter what obstacles we are facing. Again…I’m only half way through the book…but based on what I’ve read so far, this book makes me Happy, Happy, Happy!
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