A few weeks ago, I finished Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson. And let me tell you, Jack, it was a great read.
Phil Robertson is the patriarch of the Robertson clan out of Monroe, LA. He started Duck Commander back in the 70’s and we all know it because of the the hit A&E show “Duck Dynasty”.
Phil’s book talks a lot about his faith, his family and hunting. It’s an in your face look at his life and how he has succeeded because of the Grace of God.
We see Phil today and he seems like a stern man. And he is. And we love him for it. He’s a no-nonsense kind of guy. Work hard and play hard and love the Lord your God with all of your heart.
But it wasn’t always that way for Phil, Ms. Kay and the Robertson boys.
Phil was a boozer. As he says he was into, “Sex, drugs and rock and roll.” He lost his livelihood, his wife and his boys. He almost lost his life several times. But he came back. He went to the Lord and he worked it out. And I believe things have worked out quite well for him since.
Phil talks about coming to the Lord at age 28. Which is interesting, because I recently had a conversation with a man I greatly admire for his faith in the Lord and we talked about how men don’t really become men until the age of 28 or 29. That this is when they finally decide to make a living, stop messing around and get on with their lives; and how they come into their own with their faith. (This is a generalization and not how things are done…it was just an interesting coincidence that I read this and had spoken about the same thing.)
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading about the Robertson clan and how Phil came to learn to love the Lord. It’s a great story on how anyone, no matter how far down the path to ruin and destruction, can turn their lives around with the help of God and a good woman! 😉
The only part of this book that did not interest me…and I must say, I did a little speed reading, was the chapter on duck calls. I am not a hunter. I do not claim to be. So, this section of the book was skimmed. I do admire the fact that he listened to the ducks and made actual calls based on their sounds. That takes a lot of perseverance.
If you want to know more about the Robertson’s, how they got started and where they are headed, then this book is a great read. It is full of what this country needs: hard word, enterprise, love, family and FAITH!!!