Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: A Love That Multiplies by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

Publisher: Howard Books
Pages: 288
Released: 2011
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4/5


In the Duggar’s second book, Michelle and Jim Bob invite readers to understand the challenges they face and how life can turn upside down in an instant. When Michelle was pregnant with her 19th child, her life was endangered when she was diagnosed with preeclampsia. She was given no choice but to have her baby delivered three months early, and fly to a nearby hospital that would be equipped to handle a micro preemie. Also, the book explains they life choices and how they stick together as a family.


This is the second Duggar book that I have reviewed and my review will be a little more personal than usual. I picked this book up when my mom was having major surgery and I needed a little inspiration and a reminder that faith is a major comfort. Not to sound preachy, but to give my personal opinion.

Michelle Duggar’s family is an inspiration to me. I love how their family bonds and they stick together. I don’t agree with everything they choose but I respect their decisions. They are much more extreme than the most religious people I know, but I still love watching them on TV and reading their books. I come from a large extended family, and I love that we are so many.

If you watch the TV show, much of this book feels like a retelling. There isn’t a lot of new information but there is just enough to keep readers reading. I really enjoyed this book, and I thought it was well written and organized. If Michelle and Jim Bob write another book, I will certainly be reading it. Until then, I will be watching the show.


  1. My mom watches the show so maybe she'd like this book.

  2. I don't watch the show, but I have been impressed with the Duggar family. I read their first book and while I don't agree with all their decisions, I respect them. They certainly have a successful, happy family. This is one I've had on my list for awhile and I think I need to see if my library has a copy.
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