Today, I feature a tale of two brothers - Phil and Silas - who love their family, are firm in their faith, and are avid in their pursuit of duck hunting!
The Robertson patriarch, Phil Robertson and his younger brother, Silas (or better known as Uncle Si) have books that feature family stories and remembrances of their early days growing up and their rise to fame as the "Duck Commanders."
Here's a little more about their books -
About The Book:
LIVING THE DREAM
Duck calls—though the source of his livelihood—are not what makes Phil Robertson the man he is today. When asked what matters in his life, he’s quick to say, “Faith, family, ducks—in that order.”
In this eye-opening and rousing book, you’ll find stories that will shock you, as well as those that will inspire you. You’ll get to know the man behind the legend, and you’ll come away better for it.
About The Book:
In Uncle Si's own words -
The Robertson men are a special breed all of their own - and I found these two brothers stories just fascinating!
While some of their stories overlap - and that's to be expected, they're brothers after all - I found both personalities shine in the realistic and warm way of storytelling that makes these two memoirs so, well, memorable.
Phil tells of his early days growing up, his success as a football player, but his true love of duck hunting calling him to pursue his dream of providing for his family, and his amazing call to faith that helped him overcome a pretty wild life to come back to his family and his faith.
Si's stories are typically Si - sprinkled with lots of humor. But there are also stories of Silas Merritt Robertson's life that are heartwarming, and stories that are heartbreaking as well. It's fun meeting the "real" Si underneath the hilarious "Uncle Si" that everyone loves.
I highly recommend these two books for fans of Duck Dynasty, but also for anyone who is interested in family relationships and how faith and family play an important role in their lives.
About The Authors:
Phil Robertson was born and raised in a small town near Shreveport, Louisiana. After college he spent several years teaching but soon decided to devote his talents elsewhere: he began to experiment with making a call that would produce the exact sound of a duck, and thus Duck Commander was born. Duck Commander is still a family business, now featured on the A&E® TV series Duck Dynasty®.
Si Robertson, one of the stars of A&E®’s Duck Dynasty®, has worked and hunted for Duck Commander since retiring from the United States Army in 1993. Si spends his time making all of the reeds for the Duck Commander calls and working with his brother Phil to prepare for the next duck season. Si lives in West Monroe, Louisiana, with his wife, Christine.
My thanks to Howard Books for providing the review copies of these books. I was not compensated for my opinion.