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Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  1,769 Ratings  ·  203 Reviews
The straight-faced, funny man of Duck Dynasty has a real story to tell. Not a repeat of the previous Robertson family books, Jase surprises fans who love him for his dry humor and brotherly rivalry, as he opens up about his personal family life, his childhood days with a drunken father, and how he came to faith.

The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discov
ebook, 256 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Howard Books
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Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Jun 25, 2014 Dani C. (Paulette's Papers) rated it it was amazing
FYI – I am a fan of the Duck Dynasty show and this is the reason I read this book. I have to say I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was interesting to see Jase’s outlook on life and to hear his wife Missy’s side of things from time to time. He really has a humble and deep rooted faith and I was amazed at the things he has done in his life.

Jase’s faith in God and his love for his family is in every chapter of this book. I was amazed at how smart he is and how he is able to intelligentl
Scott Stewart
Jan 12, 2014 Scott Stewart rated it really liked it
This book is not like the other Robertson family books. It is hilarious in the dry way that Jase is known for. I will not provide too many details, so you will want to read it yourself. But I thought the way he started dating his present wife was hilarious. After so many years of wanting to be like his dad, it is refreshing to see he chose his own path because of his faith. This is an easy fast read, and you will find yourself feeling like a part of the Robertson family with all the insight you ...more
Shellys♥ Journal
Mar 26, 2014 Shellys♥ Journal rated it really liked it
Just about all of the major stars of the Robertson Family on A&E's Duck Dynasty Series have written a book to talk about their life and their journey. We've seen books from Willie, Phil and Uncle Si. Now Jase is getting in on the publishing market, sharing his incredible story of "success" - although not the success we think, even the success that might appear to us on TV.

Jase shares his story of faith and eternal goals. From the first page, where he quotes scripture (and quotes it often thr
Apr 08, 2014 Stacee rated it liked it
A quick and often humorous read, Jase's book shows us an entirely different side to the sarcastic one people see on the air.

He shares all sorts of stories and it's written in such a way that you can actually hear his voice while reading. I was a bit surprised at just how much religion factors into the Robertson household. I really enjoyed getting the scoop on some things from Missy's POV.

All in all, a fairly amusing read.

**thanks to Simon & Schuster and Edelweiss for providing the arc in
Aug 11, 2014 Candielouhoo rated it it was amazing
I found myself not being able to put this book down! I have read all the books that have been written by this "family" and by far this was my favorite!
It is refreshing to see how Jase takes a no nonsense approach to life and faith and makes no apologies for who he is or what he stands for! I was greatly impressed not just by his faith but by his use of Scripture to back it up! Anyone can talk like he is a Godly man but a true Godly man can tell you from where the WORD he speaks come from!! He l
May 12, 2014 Jim rated it really liked it
If you have seen Jase on the Duck Dynasty TV show, this book shows a very different perspective than the sarcastic one seen on the air. It's a quick read, very humorous with lots of stories of life in the Robertson family and many tales about their hunting adventures.

He tells stories from his childhood with emphasis on the changes that occurred when his father Phil became a Christian. He also tells about his marriage to his wife Missy, the birth of his three children, and his daughter Mia's chal
John Dobbs
May 24, 2014 John Dobbs rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
I like and enjoy watching Duck Dynasty although I'm not part of the hyped-up fan base that has made the show so popular. I'm happy for the Robertsons and the platform they have to spread joy and Jesus. So I expected to like GOOD CALL. But the truth is that I LOVED GOOD CALL! This book gave me a lot of insight into the heart behind the Robertson family. I liked that this book was about Jase's life, not particularly about the show. I was encouraged by the amount of Scripture woven throughout the s ...more
Aynsley Anderson
May 09, 2014 Aynsley Anderson rated it it was ok
To sum up; the Bible is for realsies, nature is glorious (so hey, let's kill it) and the author has 427 best friends, one of whom is Jesus.

Lori L (She Treads Softly)
May 11, 2014 Lori L (She Treads Softly) rated it really liked it
Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl is a highly recommended collection of stories and observations on faith and his life by Jase Robertson (with Mark Schlabach) of Duck Dynasty fame.

Good Call is an obvious choice for those who watch and enjoy Duck Dynasty on A&E. Jase Robertson is the second oldest son and has worked for the family business, Duck Commander, for years. Jase also graduated from Bible college and worked in the ministry. This is his chance to tell some stories (al
Regardless of how polarized you feel about them, especially the patriarch, the personal tales from the sons are interesting and insightful. I found Jase rather funny, but at the same time heartfelt and sad at times. The discussion about him and his father is a very interesting and poignant discussion that people who have family problems can possibly learn from.

I learned also the strength he had with his family, not only what it took to handle hiss issues between Jase and Phil, but with his daug
Jun 01, 2014 Christina rated it it was ok
This book was just ok. In fact, towards the end I just sort of skimmed through it. I really like Jase on Duck Dynasty. I love his wit and his sarcasm. I was expecting a book full of that. What you get, however, is lots and lots of in your face Jesus talk. Over the top Jesus talk.. he wants to talk about the Gospel and Jesus to EVERYONE he meets (including a crank caller). Anyhoo, if you are the type of person who gladly welcomes Jehovah's witnesses into your home and lets them talk to you about ...more
Jun 24, 2014 Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discover the substance and authenticity below the surface of these well-known TV characters. In this enlightening book, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson family and epic tales of hunting of all kinds, readers will get an inside look at Jase's personal faith in the Creator of the outdoors he so dearly loves:

My first thoughts about God came in a duck blind as I g
Jul 31, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
At last a book completed but a well read and written book indeed!

This book was an amazing read. Jase is very open and well spoken about his life and his spirituality which might take some people by surprise. I know it did me. Jase is not what he appears. You can't judge a book by it's cover nor can you judge a person by their looks as I was reminded about many times reading this book. This book makes you think about parenthood in a different light which makes you feel better about how you deal
Jun 19, 2014 Alyssa rated it really liked it
FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to Alyssa for review from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and the reviewer alone.

Actual rating: 3.5 (somewhere between it was okay and entertaining.)

Much like Si Robertson's memoir, Si-cology 1, Good Call is a reflection on Jase Robertson's life: beginning in his childhood and leaving off in the current day - surrounded by the fame from Duck Dynasty and yet still clinging to his core values. Also
Katy Jane
Jun 19, 2014 Katy Jane rated it really liked it
1. Every Duck Dynasty book challenges me as a Christian and I like that. It makes me reflect on my life and how I can tell others about Jesus and be a good example to others around me.
2. This was a good overview of who Jase is and what has made him the man he is today.
3. I got emotional when he talked about his daughter and when he talked about the hunt he went on with the man who was cancer free.
4. It was neat to read about how him and Missy started their relationship. And her little additions
Brian Walker
Jun 25, 2014 Brian Walker rated it liked it
Shelves: a-life
It's like flypaper or Chinese handcuffs, the more you struggle to get away the more entrapped you become. The duckmen put out another bio...and I have to read it. It's a sick addiction. The things that repulse me: the writing wanders, the stories are inflated, and the religious cliches are tedious. The things that attract me: You just have to pretend you are hunkered down in a duck blind at 4 a.m. with no coffee and all the time in the world to listen to each other rattle on about nothing in par ...more
Strawberry Fields
Jun 25, 2014 Strawberry Fields rated it it was amazing
Out of all the Duck Dynasty books I've read, and I've read them all at this time, this is the one that focuses the MOST on the Lord. Throughout every tale Jase tells, there is a lesson to be learned from the Bible. He relates those stories with ease and a simplicity in understanding the Word that anyone on any spiritual level can understand. I have a new respect for Jase; his convictions and hunger to win souls for Christ. After reading all the Robertson book and watching the show, I feel as if ...more
Aug 14, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Jase gave us funny and interesting stories while sharing God's word and applying it to the situations he was telling about. I admire the Godly choices he has made since he was a young man, that takes confidence and maturity. Good read.
Nick S
Sep 19, 2014 Nick S rated it really liked it
This book was great. I loved reading about what God does in Jase's life. He has great stories and surprisingly there's more God than ducks. After reading this, I would definitely say that Jase has become a role model for me and I would recommend it to anyone.
Brittany Perry
Dec 04, 2014 Brittany Perry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love that no matter how true Television is it just doesn't add up to a good old fashioned book or well I guess I should say Biography. Jase Robertson is by far one of my favorite characters second only to uncle Si. And as such I should add that I believe Uncle Si's book was a tad better but that is a biased opinion since he is also my favorite character.
This book was a very wonderful page turning read. I love how he found God in everything in his life. Even when he speaks of Mia, it made
Mar 12, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book surprised me. Jase one of my very favorite Robertsons. I love his dry wit. I was expecting it to be hilarious. It wasn't. This book shows a very different serious...and yet...spiritual side of Jase Robertson. I was impressed with his testimony and his deep personal faith. I enjoyed learning more about who he is and his own family with Missy. This book isn't as light-hearted as the other Robertson family books. It is heavy on scripture and doctrine. He is preaching God's word throughout ...more
Morgan Duplechin
I wanted to love this book so much. I loved all of the other duck dynasty books so I went into this book assuming I would love it. I loved it at the beginning. I enjoyed reading Jase's stories and many of them made me laugh. Towards the end I got very bored. It felt like he just kept repeating the same exact story over and over again just in different situations and I got VERY tired of hearing about ducks, deer, and frogs. Don't get me wrong it isn't that I have anything against hunting it's jus ...more
Caleb Lattin
Apr 22, 2015 Caleb Lattin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was one of the most uplifting books I have ever read. This book would really help you get through a hard time. It was very God based and Jason or Jase Robertson told the story of how he and his family came to be Duck Dynasty. It was actually a good autobiography and Jase's story is quite interesting. His early childhood wasn't so great. His dad, Phil Robertson, was a major alcoholic and it was ruining the Robertson family. Phil eventually did come to Jesus and become a better man. You ...more
Stan Stinson
Jul 19, 2015 Stan Stinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It was great learning about Jase and his journey in life so far and that journey has his faith as a guiding factor.

You will learn about duck hunting, frog hunting, his journey of forgiveness for his father Phil, and his faith, which is very strong and he is able to relate this to everything else he shares. He lives what he believes and many lives have been changed because of it.

"Once I became a Christian, I viewed being part of the forgiven as synonymous with being a forgiver. I learn
James Olson
Oct 21, 2015 James Olson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bioagrophy
This book is about Jase Robertson. He tells about his adventures when he is young teenage years and adult life. He tells about his dads bad times and tells how they survived through the rough years. he tells about his teenager years and teaching the gospel to the people that he didn't even know. He tells about his dating years with missy and another girl that already had a boyfriend! it talks roughhousing with his brothers and if they would fight they wouldn't get whipped until they made someone ...more
Nov 03, 2015 Rich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A personable and quickly read autobiography by Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. Suffused with Bible references and spiritual life lessons, the book covers Jase's upbringing, courtship and marriage, and the raising of three children. Duck hunting, however, manages to occupy center stage, capturing Robertson's infectious enthusiasm for the sport. The Robertson family is known for their Christian faith; each episode of Duck Dynasty ends with the family gathered in prayer over a meal. What was r ...more
Jan 19, 2016 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jase tells of his early childhood and how difficult it was due to Phil's lifestyle. When Phil changed his life, (accepting Christ as his savior), it also improved the life of his family; making a huge impact on Jase.
This book made me laugh, cry, and laugh some more and I even learned something.
Jase used to be shy, but going to seminary helped him get over talking in public.
Some of the things he shares are very intimate, but he also shares embarrassing things such as getting a ticket for speed
If you mix one part family memoir with two parts redneck bible study and then drop the mixture into West Monroe, Louisiana, this is the book you would get. The evangelical fervor here would be off-putting if it weren't so obviously sincere. Jase Robertson, like everyone else in the Duck Dynasty family, seems blessedly free of any pretensions. He's also an interesting man with a gift for remembering anecdotes, and a life rich enough in experience to supply more than a few of them.

The writing styl
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Aug 13, 2016 Shawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Early on when Duck Dynasty made it's debut I became an instant fan, I knew it would always crack me up when I watched it, it is a show of a lot of silliness!

Jase in this book Good Call turns from the show's silliness to a bit more serious. He opens up being truthful about the struggles his family has had prior to having a relationship with Jesus Christ. A lot of his sharing talks about how his Dad Phil was not a very nice person in his earlier years as he struggled with alcoholism and abusive b
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