A “Duck Dynasty” bible is apparently in the works from reality TV star Phil Robertson, who says the new bible will focus on five main values. Titled “The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible,” Syracuse News reveals this Friday, June 6, 2014, that the holy book will be available for purchase in stores and online by late October. Notably, the announcement of the religious text did not include any mention of homosexuality or other “sins,” as Phil Robertson has received some harsh criticism for his conservative beliefs following a previous rant on gays being unable to enter the Kingdom of God.
Phil Robertson of the hit TV series, “Duck Dynasty,” is coming out with a nuanced version of the Christian Bible, offering a new King James adaptation of the most widely read book. Yet this “Duck Dynasty” bible is also said to offer in addition to its classic text a total of 30 powerful testimonials from the Robertson family, as well as over 50 bible study ideas and 125 quotes for inspiration.
While “Duck Dynasty” head patriarch Phil Robertson is said to be the driving force behind this soon-to-be-released bible, his son and fellow reality TV star, Alan Robertson, is reportedly working with him on its production. It is expected to be made available for public purchase on October 28, 2014.
The Huffington Post confirms via the publisher’s early statement on the “Duck Dynasty” bible that the religious text will focus on five main values integral to the well-known family. These five themes of the clan are freedom, fellowship, forgiveness, family, and last but not least, faith. It is hopeful that this new take on the holy book will be well-received by fans and religious followers alike.
"We are honored and excited to be working with Phil and Al Robertson on this new Bible," Robert Sanford, Vice President and Associate Publisher for Thomas Nelson's Bible Group, said in a press release. "The Robertson family's passion for the Word is infectious and the impact of their ministry is amazing. We see this Bible as being something people can grow with in their own personal walk with God."
The press release notes that the announcement carefully made no mention of Phil Robertson’s take on homosexuality, which erupted in controversy last year after the head of the “Duck Dynasty” clan implied those practicing a gay lifestyle as living in sin and “sexual immorality.” Yet true fans of the series were likely unsurprised at the comments, as the full family cast is known to be traditionally Christian in its morals and beliefs.
"We're Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television," Robertson said in an interview. Here’s a leaked excerpt from a recent sermon the lead commander behind the “Duck Dynasty” bible reportedly said:
"They railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don't deceive yourselves," Robertson told the congregation in April. "Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."