The Duggars: 20 and Counting! - Jim Bob Duggar

The Duggars: 20 and Counting!

By Jim Bob Duggar

  • Release Date: 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4.5
From 155 Ratings


This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family.

Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find seventeen (baby number eighteen is due January 1, 2009) well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith.

Readers will learn about the Duggars’ marriage—how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They’ll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they’ll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free—even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house.

Answering the oft asked question—How can I do with one or two children what you do with seventeen(soon to be eighteen)?—Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls “serene chaos.” They show how other parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family’s Web site on a daily basis—especially after every national media interview and TV appearance—including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel’s “Meet the Duggars” series.


  • Duggers 20 & counting

    By Kjweber5
    What an amazing family; good values; good people; enjoyed reading this book.
  • Very good read

    By 123567829030473903
    Opened up my mind.
  • From their values to mine

    By Ivory Roses
    This book was great! I feel so much more comfortable in raising my child with Christian values since reading this book.
  • Remarkable!

    By Om Nom wants Candy
    What a truly remarkable family. They have pledged their lives to God, to each other, and each of their children. The Duggars are blessed because in their heart Heavenly Father is the core of their existence. They exercise their faith in Him daily and teach through example. What a gift to give to your children. No one should criticize this family. The world needs more people like the children they are raising. May God continue to bless you and your family. Thank you for sharing your lives.
  • Good for any type of reader!

    By Danizaur
    No matter what age, religion, or stage of your life you are in, this book as well as their second, "A Love That Multiplies" is a must read. I am a newly married young woman of 20, with no children, and not very religious. I enjoyed it and took many tips from it for my marriage, my faith, and definitely for my future children. You MUST read this! Loved it!
  • Good book for any size Christian family

    By Tenchi25
    This book tells the story of the Duggars and how they started. They filled the book full of recipes organizational ideas, budget tips, and a lot more. They don't claim to have all the answers just what worked for them.
  • Great read!

    By Crum84
    This book gave great recipes, tips and insight on an amazing family. As a new mother Michelle's tips were great. I highly recommend this to any new mom or anyone interested in the Duggars!