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It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive, challenging readers to exchange these ten lies for truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country—an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-fillin It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive, challenging readers to exchange these ten lies for truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country—an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-filling, wholly-transforming love of God. Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and one of the most recognized voices of conservative Christianity in America, believes that little by little, generation by generation, America has allowed the lines of morality, decency, and virtue to be erased. Our values have disappeared as we began to believe lies—such as that God is dead, truth is relative, and unity is impossible—that have brought discord, division and protest.  But Phil also believes that things can change. Writing with captivating storytelling and unflinching honesty, Phil shows how to make America a God-honoring nation once more: by dropping the ten central lies that rule our day, including God is dead There is no Devil Truth is relative Sex is for self-gratification


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It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive, challenging readers to exchange these ten lies for truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country—an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-fillin It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive, challenging readers to exchange these ten lies for truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country—an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-filling, wholly-transforming love of God. Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and one of the most recognized voices of conservative Christianity in America, believes that little by little, generation by generation, America has allowed the lines of morality, decency, and virtue to be erased. Our values have disappeared as we began to believe lies—such as that God is dead, truth is relative, and unity is impossible—that have brought discord, division and protest.  But Phil also believes that things can change. Writing with captivating storytelling and unflinching honesty, Phil shows how to make America a God-honoring nation once more: by dropping the ten central lies that rule our day, including God is dead There is no Devil Truth is relative Sex is for self-gratification

30 review for The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country

  1. 4 out of 5

    Gator

    The theft of America’s soul by Phil Robertson is a legit look at America and the people who live within her boarders. He pulls no punches I’ll say that much, he don’t sugar coat nothing, just tells it how it is without any reinterpretation. This book was excellent, I’ve recommended it to my wife and she’s already digging it and so I’ll also recommend it to you all as well, it’s well worth the time and energy. It’s scripture heavy at times so for those of you non believers out there not intereste The theft of America’s soul by Phil Robertson is a legit look at America and the people who live within her boarders. He pulls no punches I’ll say that much, he don’t sugar coat nothing, just tells it how it is without any reinterpretation. This book was excellent, I’ve recommended it to my wife and she’s already digging it and so I’ll also recommend it to you all as well, it’s well worth the time and energy. It’s scripture heavy at times so for those of you non believers out there not interested in reading 10% of the Bible (that’s a lot by the way, and also an exaggeration) there’s seriously a good amount of scripture. The book is based and I do suggest you discard the image that the MSM has tried to create of Phil, rather I would pick up this book and you’ll find out all you need to know about this fella and the fact that he don’t need forgiveness from no man and he don’t pull no punches. I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty nor do I have any desire since I have a healthy disdain for television; not his show , I’ve never seen it. From what I gather from his book, I like this man, his philosophy and specifically his grit and determination. It’s definitely worth being read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bernard

    i'm making a point to read things that stretch my brain in 2019 and help me see other perspectives in this bizarre mess of a world we're living in right now. this book cropped up on the 'what's new' library shelf and since i was familiar with the robertson family from television, i thought it would be an eye-opening read. the author has a strong, very well-versed, articulately written view of how things could be better. i see his point, even if i don't necessarily agree with everything he says. i'm making a point to read things that stretch my brain in 2019 and help me see other perspectives in this bizarre mess of a world we're living in right now. this book cropped up on the 'what's new' library shelf and since i was familiar with the robertson family from television, i thought it would be an eye-opening read. the author has a strong, very well-versed, articulately written view of how things could be better. i see his point, even if i don't necessarily agree with everything he says. he is very well educated and writes very persuasive arguments for why he feels the way he does. he doesn't hold back his own early troubles and always stays true to his message. i admire people who are strong and focused enough to share their views openly, and i'm honestly very glad i read this book. it gave me things to think about. this is a recommended read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    Phil Robertson is a modern day television celebrity phenomenon, although many of us have yet to sample his hit show. Theft of America's Soul is Robertson's treatise on how our modern society has lost its way, morally and ethically. Profoundly influenced by Robertson's reading of the Bible and its commandments, this book offers his views on a multitude of issues which divide our country. He pulls no punches and tells it as he sees it. Agree or disagree with him, it's always a fascinating ride. Ne Phil Robertson is a modern day television celebrity phenomenon, although many of us have yet to sample his hit show. Theft of America's Soul is Robertson's treatise on how our modern society has lost its way, morally and ethically. Profoundly influenced by Robertson's reading of the Bible and its commandments, this book offers his views on a multitude of issues which divide our country. He pulls no punches and tells it as he sees it. Agree or disagree with him, it's always a fascinating ride. Nevertheless, after a while, you get where he's coming from and you don't need to hear more.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Curtis Taylor

    Wow, What a wake up. Great book on the current state of America and what America needs to do to get back on track. May God Bless the reader.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Bold, accurate and simple Brother Phil has written how to for Christians. He sees what I see and that is the changing of a America. Jesus spoke about the end of days. We must get real with evangelism and prepare those we love for the up and coming battle. Is it too late? I pray not!

  6. 5 out of 5

    April

    I loved this book! I highly recommend it to everyone! Phil Robertson is a straight shooter and he doesn't hold back. If you want the cold hard truth, then definitely read this book! America needs God more than ever! I loved this book! I highly recommend it to everyone! Phil Robertson is a straight shooter and he doesn't hold back. If you want the cold hard truth, then definitely read this book! America needs God more than ever!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    I do have to say that prior to reading this book, I am not familiar with the author or the A&E show Dusk Dynasty at all. I knew that he was a part of it but it was the title of this book that caught my attention. This book is broken down into 10 chapters, which include some very common lies that are rampant in our society. These include; God is Dead, There is no Devil, Truth is Relative, God Did Not Create Life, Sex if for Self-Gratification, Virtue is Outdated, Laws Can Be Ignored or Changed If I do have to say that prior to reading this book, I am not familiar with the author or the A&E show Dusk Dynasty at all. I knew that he was a part of it but it was the title of this book that caught my attention. This book is broken down into 10 chapters, which include some very common lies that are rampant in our society. These include; God is Dead, There is no Devil, Truth is Relative, God Did Not Create Life, Sex if for Self-Gratification, Virtue is Outdated, Laws Can Be Ignored or Changed If They Are Inconvenient, Unity is Not Possible, Church Participation and Day-to-Day Life Should Be Kept Separate and Christians Should Shut Their Traps. Along with the lies in each chapter, the author presents the truth, such as in the first chapter, God is Dead, the truth is "The God of the Bible is not dead and He never will be." These are all topics that I can easily see effecting our current society and it was the first book I read that have addressed so many of them at once. The chapters are a combination of personal stories from the author, as well as scripture that backs up the "truth" in each chapter. Although the author's personal stories were not my favorite part of each chapter, I do applaud him for including such personal stories in this book. And I also am happy to see celebrities speaking out for Christianity, when the majority do not. This is certainly a relevant book in our country today and I think anyone who reads it will be able to easily make a connection between what we see everyday in the news and social media, with what the author is addressing in each chapter. Thank you to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for sending me a review copy of this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I absolutely loved this book! I love how open he was about his past. People who read this should realize he is a conservative Christian who stands up for his beliefs and is completely devoted to them. Loved it! It gave me warm feelings in my heart. I stand by him and this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Donna Hines

    Everyone has to earn a living and for me this is what this novel is about. Whether your living involves preaching the gospel and believing in God while living and breathing all things duck season is anyone's guess. As a minister of hospitality the preaching was way too much for even my taste. Do I feel God is not quite involved as years past? More than likely but times are changing, people are professing faith in different ways, and this is the point. You don't need four walls to preach, to pray, the Everyone has to earn a living and for me this is what this novel is about. Whether your living involves preaching the gospel and believing in God while living and breathing all things duck season is anyone's guess. As a minister of hospitality the preaching was way too much for even my taste. Do I feel God is not quite involved as years past? More than likely but times are changing, people are professing faith in different ways, and this is the point. You don't need four walls to preach, to pray, the belong. A community is more than just one's beliefs, one's faith, one's possessions, one's title. So preach on but I think I'll pass on the next one. I grew up in the country and attend church regularly while having three kids in catholic schools but this too me was not for me. Perhaps you'll enjoy it more than I so take a look and see for self.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Simple and truthfully spoken on why America is corrupt and lost! I enjoyed the straightforward, no sugar coated, frankness how we came to where we are today. Also, simple solutions to get back! Great book to share.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ellen Peterson

    An excellent read based on God's Word. Phil doesn't come from a squeaky clean background and knows the true power in the saving grace of Jesus. We'd all be wise to heed his warning as to what is happening in the hearts of Americans at this time. Only God... An excellent read based on God's Word. Phil doesn't come from a squeaky clean background and knows the true power in the saving grace of Jesus. We'd all be wise to heed his warning as to what is happening in the hearts of Americans at this time. Only God...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Breuer

    God’s not dead, Jesus died for our sins, we can be forgiven, and we all need Jesus. Make America Christian again would be a good slogan for this book. Phil speaks the truths of the Bible, we all need Jesus and I hope by reading this book more people can find Him.

  13. 4 out of 5

    kathy blank

    Truth Phil Robertson is a changed man because of the Truth of Jesus. This inspiring story includes many stories of the Power of God's Love. Truth Phil Robertson is a changed man because of the Truth of Jesus. This inspiring story includes many stories of the Power of God's Love.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Brice Karickhoff

    Y’all ain’t gonna believe this, but I didn’t realize this was the Duck Dynasty guy until 1/3 of the way through. Needless to say, this book was not about duck dynasty, but rather it was about 10 lies that our country is believing. The lies Robertson discusses are generally modern trends that defy either Christianity (God is dead, the devil isn’t real, etc) or general enlightenment thinking (truth is subjective, laws can be changed if they’re inconvenient, etc). Generally speaking, I really enjoy Y’all ain’t gonna believe this, but I didn’t realize this was the Duck Dynasty guy until 1/3 of the way through. Needless to say, this book was not about duck dynasty, but rather it was about 10 lies that our country is believing. The lies Robertson discusses are generally modern trends that defy either Christianity (God is dead, the devil isn’t real, etc) or general enlightenment thinking (truth is subjective, laws can be changed if they’re inconvenient, etc). Generally speaking, I really enjoyed Robertson’s discussion of these 10 lies and their opposing truths, and the majority of the time I was in total agreement. Robertson’s cultural background definitely influences his religion a little and his politics a lot, but that is basically the case for everyone - he’s just more forward about it. So at first glance, parts of this book felt like a personal rant, but in reality, almost any book is that way. Other authors just try harder to hide their personal rant behind the veil of unbiased objectivism. This book is a great read if you want to hear the opinion of tens of millions of Americans laid out by one man who represents them pretty well. It’s readable and clear. It is not an argumentative or apologetic book, so it’s not meant to convince, but I do think it lays out a river rat’s worldview more eloquently than you might expect a river rat to do it. Last thing I’ll say: I respect Robertson a lot more after reading this book. He takes his faith way more seriously than I imagined, his fame appears to be almost irrelevant to him, he is very vulnerable about his flaws, and his political allegiances are neither thoughtless or without nuance (he’s quite critical of trumps character and divisiveness). SO, I’m a much bigger fan of this TV celebrity Deep South token than I thought I’d be.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Milan Homola

    Dear Mr Robertson You will likely never see this so it’s more for me than you. “I’m sorry.” I judged your book not by its cover (which is actually pretty cool) rather I judged it based on my political/social assumptions. I assumed the worst from your book which isn’t becoming of a Christ follower. When I first cracked it open in a coffee shop I felt the need to hide it. I assumed shallow political rhetoric sprinkled with Christianese. Instead your story, your passion for the Gospel, and your bo Dear Mr Robertson You will likely never see this so it’s more for me than you. “I’m sorry.” I judged your book not by its cover (which is actually pretty cool) rather I judged it based on my political/social assumptions. I assumed the worst from your book which isn’t becoming of a Christ follower. When I first cracked it open in a coffee shop I felt the need to hide it. I assumed shallow political rhetoric sprinkled with Christianese. Instead your story, your passion for the Gospel, and your boldness are what touched me. I may disagree with many of your broad stereotypes but there is no arguing with your core message. As the lies grow and the country continues to abandon God I would rather learn from and seek truth with a Jesus centered “river rat” than a sugar coated overly complex leadership culture that tries to create digestible content. Just as a point of honesty I’m tempted to be more like the latter. Please accept my apology that I judged a brother in Christ because I allowed political and demographic stereotypes guide me more than the Word of God. Humbly in Christ Milan

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sassa

    I am not a fan of “Duck Dynasty,” the reality TV show, (reality TV is just not for me) but I thought I would dip into this book written by the patriarch of the show because it is recommended by many leaders in the Christian community. I can see why. It is bold and plain spoken. You know exactly where Robertson stands and his reasoning for that stand. I appreciate that. I think this published quote may explain it better than I can. WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA — In response to a less-than-favorable rev I am not a fan of “Duck Dynasty,” the reality TV show, (reality TV is just not for me) but I thought I would dip into this book written by the patriarch of the show because it is recommended by many leaders in the Christian community. I can see why. It is bold and plain spoken. You know exactly where Robertson stands and his reasoning for that stand. I appreciate that. I think this published quote may explain it better than I can. WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA — In response to a less-than-favorable review from Publishers Weekly of his forthcoming book, The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country, Phil Robertson issues the following statement: “The Publishers Weekly review is exactly what I hoped for. I decided from the very beginning that I would tell it like it is because I have not — and will not — be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s truth is always right, and I’m very proud that this notable publication has accused me of preaching it. And preach I will — more of it, and louder. That’s exactly why I wrote The Theft of America’s Soul to begin with. It is one long sermon from my heart to the soul of America.”

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sam Allen

    Phil’s book delivers the Godly gut check that America needs. These days, the lies to tear down are numerous; in the spirit of 2 Timothy 3:16, God through Phil does just that.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tony Rinella

    4.5/ To begin, I AM THE LAST PERSON WHO THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK A 5! I initially approached the book due to its intriguing title and compelling Goodreads rating (4.59 today). Any rating above 4.3 or so makes me raise an eyebrow unless it has a celebrity author or involves charismatic witches or werewolves. A bit more research proved the author is the star of Duck Dynasty, and my hopes for enlightenment plummeted. I prefer reading over TV every day of the week, so I didn’t know anything abo 4.5/ To begin, I AM THE LAST PERSON WHO THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK A 5! I initially approached the book due to its intriguing title and compelling Goodreads rating (4.59 today). Any rating above 4.3 or so makes me raise an eyebrow unless it has a celebrity author or involves charismatic witches or werewolves. A bit more research proved the author is the star of Duck Dynasty, and my hopes for enlightenment plummeted. I prefer reading over TV every day of the week, so I didn’t know anything about the show one way or another. However, I anticipated conservative manifesto. This is what I found… Phil is a remarkably intelligent and thoughtful writer despite his frequent self-deprecation. He begins the book with a “text-byte” of Nietzsche’s proclamation that “God is dead” based mostly on the 1965/1966 Time Magazine articles. Denunciation of this “premise” is the centerpiece of the book. I believe Phil missed Nietzsche’s intent to summarize the effects of the “Age of Enlightenment” (the political reformation that motivated the US Forefathers in the mid- to late 1700s) and Industrial Revolution through which he directly lived. During this time, God as the single solution to all scientific and spiritual concepts was challenged, and the science that empowers most of our lives emerged. Ironically, Nietzsche had “a madman” exclaim the phrase as he, and later Phil, grappled with the same issues. More on this later… Robertson continues with a criticism of “isms” (relativism, agnosticism, atheism, etc.) that he feels undermine the Word of God. He goes on to discuss his galavanting days as a “river rat”: always partying, lying, stealing, womanizing, etc. After his wife left, he found God, was baptized, and did his best to stay on God’s path. He stumbled a few times, but eventually passed the Word to anyone who would listen. To me, the early chapters sounded like a 12-step AA program where absolutism is the only way to combat one’s destructive inertia. In the early days, that was probably true for him. I am always concerned when people blame an extrinsic force (the devil) for their own bad decisions. That seems to undermine accountability. Phil portrays a passive God and very active devil. He describes his bad-influence friends as the “Devil’s sons” while they probably said the same about him. Over time, Phil transformed into a die-hard Christian and maintained a wonderfully open-minded perspective (to race, socioeconomic status, and gender). He transformed the lives of thousands of people who wanted another path but didn’t know a better way. In this way, he should be celebrated. To me, his major limit is a strict and literal reading of scripture. He takes all readings as absolute truth even when I doubt that is the various authors’ intent. For instance, he criticizes “relativism” (especially as it relates to “truth”) when I would argue personal battles between good and evil (relative morality) were built into the fabric of the Bible. For instance, why would God make Adam and Eve inquisitive and tell them not to touch the “Tree of Knowledge” (that He placed in the middle of their Garden of Eden) if He didn’t want them to grapple with it? Why would an all-powerful God allow a seductive serpent-devil into such a place? If an illegal tree were necessary, why not put it 2000 miles away on top of some impossible peak? Obviously, moral challenges were here from the beginning (to whatever degree eating fruit is immoral). I enjoyed Phil’s discussion about virtue: the core behavior he aspires all Christians to follow. I am happy he includes Socrates by name as another (much earlier) proponent of similar behaviors, and John Adams as another source. While much theological leverage is eschatological in nature, it should not be the necessary source for the ultimate goal: virtue. This does beg the question: are there other paths to virtue besides Christianity? Phil does make it clear that Christians rarely score better than non-Christians on sin- or vice-avoidance. In this sense, his recurrent theme of making society and schools more Christian does not make sense. Christianity is the path that worked for Phil and millions of Americans, but it is not the only path. Added emphasis on his religion may disenfranchise others on equally noble trajectories. My challenge to Phil has to do with nuance. While his understanding of the Bible is thorough and advanced, I don’t get the sense he considers truth vs. allegory, history vs. theology, or the time-dependent evolution of the now Christian message away from the Jewish tradition. The earliest Christian writings (Paul) are written with the goal of fulfillment of scripture, legitimizing Jesus as the true Messiah, and solving his perceived limitations of Jewish theology. Jesus’ disciples often had clashing viewpoints of what Jewish traditions to support after the crucifixion (Jews and gentiles pray together? Circumcision required?). Paul was stoned and imprisoned multiple times as he debated crowds, so he maintained a careful sense of politics, theological incrementalism, and history. His message evolved slowly during his ministry, and he had significant influence over Mark, Titus, and Luke. How did this change their theology? How did the message change between Paul’s first Letter to the Thessalonians (c. 50 AD), Gospel of Mark (c. 70 AD), and Gospel of John (c. 100 AD), especially realizing none of the New Testament writers were eyewitnesses. How much did the preceding texts influence the later texts? And were Paul’s latest writings pseudepigraphic (Ephesians, Timothy 1 and 2, and Titus), as their writing styles and content often depart strongly from his earlier traditions. It took several hundred years to define the contents of the modern Bible. Which gospels and letters to include? How much politics took place…? It suffices to say God did not hand down the modern Bible. It was edited and debated by man for hundreds of years as they pondered Jesus’ singularity (all god? all man?), duality (percentage of both), or trinity. So why did I give this book a 5? Phil walks the walk. He backs his beliefs with theological evidence. While I sometimes criticize his rigidity of interpretation, his commitment to the cause is noteworthy. He is not afraid to call out politicians for divisive rhetoric, criticize churches for favoring the affluent, or reprimand Christians for part-time subscription to the Word. For this reason, I believe he wrestles with the same issues as Nietzsche and other philosophical leaders. He is at his best when he behaves like what I call a “first-century” Christian and maintains the equality and beneficence of Jesus and Paul. He has predictably conservative views about abortion and same-sex marriages. He loses me when he attacks homosexuals as going to hell for a genetic predisposition as if it were a lifestyle choice. Jesus approached sexual concerns with grace (“let he who is without sin…” John 8:7), while Phil wields God’s eschatological hammer (despite his own past). Perhaps he should read more Plato to see the path to virtue without threatening hell fire. While I applaud his openmindedness to people of all walks of life, his damning criticisms of homosexuals does not exude the beneficence of his Christian role models no matter what the scriptures say.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Costen Warner

    This book was a gift and not something I would normally choose to read, but it’s important to venture outside your normal reading selection. I think the author presents the gospel in an effective way that seems authentic to his experience. I did not appreciate his political commentary but respect him for displaying his opinion in a transparent and concise manner.

  20. 4 out of 5

    sharon

    Inspiring Phil's quiet, confident presentation is so refreshing. More than his words his life is his true testimony for Christ. A very surprising and inspiring book. So glad I took a chance and read it! Inspiring Phil's quiet, confident presentation is so refreshing. More than his words his life is his true testimony for Christ. A very surprising and inspiring book. So glad I took a chance and read it!

  21. 5 out of 5

    David Rough

    The author identifies several lies that America has adopted as truth - all of which stem from the declarative statement made in 1966 that "God is dead." Phil Robertson utilizes his personal testimony to the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to communicate the counterpoint to the falsehoods that are destroying our society and culture. The book makes good use of the scriptures and highlights the author’s experiences of salvation. He does not provide research or documentation of the The author identifies several lies that America has adopted as truth - all of which stem from the declarative statement made in 1966 that "God is dead." Phil Robertson utilizes his personal testimony to the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to communicate the counterpoint to the falsehoods that are destroying our society and culture. The book makes good use of the scriptures and highlights the author’s experiences of salvation. He does not provide research or documentation of the nation’s decay, which would have made his case for change even more powerful and worthy of serious attention. Many may dismiss his insights as the philosophical conclusions of an individual rather than a well-documented analysis of our country’s movement toward the lies of humanism, relativism, and pluralism.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh

    Wow. This was fabulous. So incredibly eye opening and it doesn’t just have to be about America, I just replaced ‘America’ with ‘Australia’ and it’s crazy how much it relates. I loved this audiobook, Phil narrates it himself and it makes for a great reading experience. He is so enthusiastic and real. Unafraid to speak the truth of his life and his sins, and then show how he has been transformed through the good news of Jesus Christ. The lies we are told are so convincing and Robertson is very dir Wow. This was fabulous. So incredibly eye opening and it doesn’t just have to be about America, I just replaced ‘America’ with ‘Australia’ and it’s crazy how much it relates. I loved this audiobook, Phil narrates it himself and it makes for a great reading experience. He is so enthusiastic and real. Unafraid to speak the truth of his life and his sins, and then show how he has been transformed through the good news of Jesus Christ. The lies we are told are so convincing and Robertson is very direct in how he shows that these are the lies of Satan and are not the truth of God. Use the truth of the Word of God to show you the lies we are being fed. Recommend this to everyone and I’ll be getting a physical copy myself, re-reading it and giving it to others!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kayo

    You can tell author out a lot of heart and soul into this book. Powerful. Meaningful. Biblical. Truthful. Great book. Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Brown

    Another good book by this author. He narrates it himself and makes it more enjoyable. Keep preaching Phil!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sherry

    Phil Robertson, famous for Duck Commander and the Duck Dynasty TV show, names ten lies that today's culture has pretty much accepted as true. These lies are cumulative. If you believe one, the others will eventually fall like dominos, but their danger grows exponentially. Only by knowing the truth will you be able to live a life of meaning and purpose. Phil Robertson, famous for Duck Commander and the Duck Dynasty TV show, names ten lies that today's culture has pretty much accepted as true. These lies are cumulative. If you believe one, the others will eventually fall like dominos, but their danger grows exponentially. Only by knowing the truth will you be able to live a life of meaning and purpose.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Phillips

    I would recommend this book to everyone, but most especially to a young person. Robertson’s personal testimony reveals the route many Americans follow to achieve happiness. He would be the first person to say it doesn’t work. Find out what Americans really want and need. It’s there for the asking! This book is concise and backs up every point with Biblical truth. Read this book and then pass it on. I plan to give this book as a graduation gift. Great advice in it. Among the best of this advice is I would recommend this book to everyone, but most especially to a young person. Robertson’s personal testimony reveals the route many Americans follow to achieve happiness. He would be the first person to say it doesn’t work. Find out what Americans really want and need. It’s there for the asking! This book is concise and backs up every point with Biblical truth. Read this book and then pass it on. I plan to give this book as a graduation gift. Great advice in it. Among the best of this advice is to open the Bible and find out for yourself who Jesus is.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Love Phil Robertson. Also love that he read the audiobook himself. Very enjotable and so many good points.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Susan Misey

    America is in the midst of a culture war. And it might be a fight to the death. I can't recall a time when the country has been more divided. I worry about handing an uncertain future to my sons and the families they will someday lead, so I ordered a new book after seeing an intriguing interview on The 700 Club. As someone who has never seen an episode of DUCK DYNASTY, I didn't know what to expect from author Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the backwoods-Louisiana clan of self-proclaimed River Ra America is in the midst of a culture war. And it might be a fight to the death. I can't recall a time when the country has been more divided. I worry about handing an uncertain future to my sons and the families they will someday lead, so I ordered a new book after seeing an intriguing interview on The 700 Club. As someone who has never seen an episode of DUCK DYNASTY, I didn't know what to expect from author Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the backwoods-Louisiana clan of self-proclaimed River Rats and rednecks. I certainly didn't expect to see long-haired, rough-around-the-edges Phil Robertson as a modern-day John the Baptist--but after reading his latest book, I surely do. John the Baptist was described in Scripture accordingly: "And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey." - Matthew 3:4 Sounds pretty wild to me. Now take a look at Phil Robertson on the cover of the book.  I rest my case. So while John the Baptist prepared the world for Jesus's adult ministry, the Duck Dynasty Patriarch has come along more than 2000 years later, to remind us that it is still relevant. From the start of his book, Robertson points us back in time to the 1960's. A much younger man then, he reminds us of the 1966 Time Magazine cover article that asked, "IS GOD DEAD?"  Turns out it was a slippery slope. Look where we are today. In America, we removed God from our government, from our public schools, from our colleges and universities, from our businesses, from our entertainment, from our homes, from our families, from our beds, from our healthcare, and yes--even from some of our churches.  So why are we surprised? Robertson sets the stage in the opening pages of the text: "In the sixties, a deep sleep-ism settled over our country. Atheism, agnosticism, humanism, moral relativism, naturalism, personalism, rationalism, materialism--all the isms washed over us. These isms led America deeper into sexual immorality, greed, and the wholesale slaughter of the unborn. The isms led us into debauchery. I know this, because to my embarrassment, those isms washed over me. For a time they led me down the same road of sin... It's been more than fifty years since the publication of that Time article, and almost as many years since I was freed from the lies written about in that article. How was I freed? Only through an encounter with the living God. The last time I checked, God ain't dead. He's very much alive.." (Introduction, xiii) Robertson owns his own walk into the valley of the shadow of death. I mean, really, nobody likes a goody-two-shoes, right? This man has been in the pit with the rest of us. And he makes a valid point in saying that the insanity of the 1960's is finally coming home to roost.  We didn't get here in a vacuum.  With the faith of a man on fire and the Scriptural knowledge of a prophet, he holds up a mirror to our culture and does so with unique eloquence. Robertson examines ten lies that are destroying our country: God is dead. There is no devil. Truth is relative God did not create life. Sex is for self-gratification. Virtue is outdated. Laws can be ignored or changed if they are inconvenient. Unity is not possible. Church participation and day-to-day life should be kept separate. Christians should shut their traps The author then uses Scripture, history, personal experiences, and good old-fashioned horse-sense to disprove the lies.  Robertson is a highly educated Christ-follower. A former English teacher turned successful entrepreneur turned reality-television star, this is no country bumpkin.  At a time when we all bow and scrape to the god of political correctness--so afraid to speak the Scriptural truth about hard issues like homosexuality, gender, abortion, etc., this is an important book--like a voice crying out in the desert. Hmmm. Where have I heard that before?

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marianne Nichols

    Liked it. Phil makes a lot of sense for a self proclaimed river rat. He also speaks the truth about the Good News and God.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

    This will be a one-word review: AMEN!

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