Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Si-renity, by Si Robertson

Fans of the TV show Duck Dynasty know and love Uncle Si and his crazy stories.  Like his previous book, Si-cology 1, Si-renity: How I Stay Calm and Keep the Faith combines biographical stories with silly anecdotes and the wise reflections of a seasoned citizen.  The catch is determining the difference between the biographical anecdotes and the tall tales.  Si-renity has a good number of laugh-out-loud moments; he tells some funny stories.  Some of his stories even have a lesson!

How about this for marriage advice: "In India the men don't know their wives until the day they're married.  Let me tell you something: that's the case everywhere in the world, Jack!" Sounds about right to me.  On a more serious note, I like his perspective on giving: "Now, you might be thinking, 'How is giving my money away going to help me?'  First of all, you shouldn't be thinking that way.  You're doing it because it's our Christian duty and it's the right thing to do.  BUt you might be surprised to learn that it can help you in more ways than you can imagine." Amen to that.

Here's what comes through in Si-renity Si Robertson is a man who loves his family, loves the outdoors, and loves his Lord (not necessarily in that order).  He may seem silly and goofy, but Uncle Si seems like a pretty great guy to me.  Sure, Si-renity is not great literature or deep reading, but it's enjoyable to hear some personal words from Uncle Si.

Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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