Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Strong & Kind by Korie Robertson with Chrys Howard

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this cd, free of charge, from Propeller Consulting, LLC,for review purposes on this blog.Many thanks to them for also providing the additional prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners are made randomly via the form used, and any stated opinions above are 100% my own and NOT influenced by any compensation received.

strong and kind cover

Don't scream- I know it's another parenting book!

But this one is really about the WHOLE family, including Mom and Dad's relationship,
and very worthwhile to read!


In her new book STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed, Korie Robertson - New York Times bestselling author, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson, star of A&E's Duck Dynasty, and mother of five - argues that developing good character in our children is the single most important thing we can do to help ensure they lead happy, healthy adult lives.  Robertson explores key traits and what they truly look like in action, asks readers to select the two traits that they hope to see most in their children, and shares hands-on ways for nurturing strength of character.  Written with her mother Chrys Howard and featuring stories and wisdom from husband Willie, STRONG and KIND cuts through the contemporary cacophony of parenting manuals to rediscover, unfold, and embrace the enduring wisdom that has guided the best parents for centuries. 

Book Excerpt:

You can read chapter one for FREE on the Strong and Kind Website!



This book is a wonderful addition to the books from the Robertson line, and I'm thrilled to report that the book is good old back to basics Christian parenting! The book is based on the 10 character traits that they belief are tantamount to raising kids, items like being strong, patient, kind, honest, self- controlled. The list is one that I think ALL parents will agree are not only important, but key moral aspects that we all want are children to have. I was in total agreement with the list that they came up with and agree that being strong and kind should be number 1 and 2. 

Recently I have seen so many instances where kids are NOT strong, be it in belief in themselves, their belief in God, or belief that they can overcome obstacles. I'm not sure why kids have lost these concepts. maybe it is like Korie says, that parents have become so focused on 'helping their kids' that they don;t allow them to learn from mistakes, or even to make them to begin with. Without those opportunities, they can't learn to be strong, and take opportunities not as set backs, but to better themselves.  they also need to see these traits modeled for them. And that makes perfect common sense.

This book is a parenting book, but it is also a common sense approach to marriage- about supporting one another and how working together to ensure that the 10 traits are not only shown, but modeled for your children, can also strengthen the relationship of husband and wife.It is a lovely book and one that I would greatly recommend for all families this holiday season!

Catch Korie!

Korie is going to be appearing on the 700 Club tomorrow, Tuesday,at 10 am
Eastern Standard Time

About the Authors:

Korie Robertson, wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E's beloved series Duck Dynasty, is a mother of five a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks built a Dynasty, written with Willie; Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables with Jesus, written with her mother Chrys Howard; and The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards about What Makes this Family Work, written with all of the Robertson wives.  She is also an in-demand public speaker, Duck Commander executive, entrepreneur and found of boutique Duck and Dressing, and philanthropist, who remains active with a variety of organizations that focus on children, adoption, and foster care.  Korie lives with her family in West Monroe, Louisiana

Chrys Howard, the mother of Duck Dynasty’s, Korie Robertson, claims she really did have a life before Duck Dynasty; sometimes it's just hard to remember what it was. She holds a degree in elementary education and spent 10 years teaching children with learning differences. After teaching, she joined the family-owned business, Howard Publishing, where she served as senior editor and creative director. She has authored a number of books, including the best-selling Hugs for Daughters and Motivationals for Moms, and she co-authored the New York Times bestseller Miss Kay's Duck Commander Cookbook, Everything's Better with a Beard, D is for Duck Calls and The Faith Commander church curriculum. Chrys has spent more than 30 years working with Christian youth camps; speaking to women’s groups; teaching Bible classes to children, teens, and young adults; and traveling overseas for mission efforts. She is married to John Howard, and has three grown children and 13 adorable grandchildren and lives next door to Korie and Willie in West Monroe, Louisiana.

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One BTHM reader will win their own copy of this great book! 

I will send the winner an accompanying workbook, that is NOT available for resale
This ebook features pages for family discussion, like the sample above,
 and quotes for inspiration and sharing. 

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


  1. I will keep this book for my family to read.

  2. There are so many traits that I hope my children learn. Strength, kindness, patience, respect, I could go on and on. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. I would read the book and then share it with friends.

  4. I think compassion and kindness are two traits that I stress all the time are important.
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  5. I would keep this book and then share with my family.
    twinkle at optonline dot net


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