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6 hours ago, Idlewild said:

@Melissa1977 I am often surprised at how many American evangelists I run into in England without trying! Some are street preachers but there’s a few trying to set up/plant churches here. I agree someone would have to bankroll the Vuolos now they have had a taste of luxury living in California.

But they could go round the country with a Ford van, preaching on market day.

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His mum does seem very nice and is no doubt talented. I keep thinking of Jeremy as like Lady Catherine in Pride and Prejudice’ had I learned to play piano, I would have been excellent’

Right? Him emailing his entire school to say he is a Christian is the most Jeremy thing I’ve read in this book   

This whole idea of parents dictating birth control use or not, family size, child spacing or  if couples wait a bit to procreate is just another example of the unhealthy relationship boundaries and se

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6 hours ago, Lurker said:

The Hope We Hold is an Amazon best seller, print is number ranked  1, kindle is ranked 2 in the TV category.

 

I wonder if they did the schtick of buying up large quantities of their own book so that it is a "bestseller."

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The big "announcement" is a virtual book signing on Tuesday. You gave to go to a site, buy the book, and they will sign it. Big whoop.

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1 hour ago, marmalade said:

The big "announcement" is a virtual book signing on Tuesday. You gave to go to a site, buy the book, and they will sign it. Big whoop.

That’s it? Hardly life altering. 
I’m sure part of their publicity deal is that a certain number of books are purchased to inflate its position in sales figures. They’ll be appearing in a bargain bucket in a few months time.

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QuiverFullofBooks

Jinger explains that she went with Renee for her bridal gown after Renee “reached out to her.” Is that actually true, or does she just not want to get into it being a made-for-reality-TV event that was influenced by “Say Yes To The Dress” and “Bringing Up Bates”? Had we seen Renee before that on the Bates’ show? (Jinger doesn’t mention that she probably got the gown heavily discounted or free in exchange for the publicity.)

It turns out that the reason why “Come Thou Fount” was such a big deal for them was that Jim Bob heard someone singing it while he was trying to decide if the theological differences were a deal-breaker, and he took it as a sign. (Don’t ask me to explain the theology involved.)

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Satan'sFortress
21 hours ago, Idlewild said:

The Vuolos are in a predicament. Despite Jeremy’s lofty aspirations they don’t really have an established income that can finance the sort of lifestyle they appear to crave. 

What part of "Breakout Stars" do you not understand?????

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Idlewild

Renee ‘reached out’ and offered a freebie in return for the publicity I expect.

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For those of you that have read the book - do either of the  deal with the proposal when we saw the letters on the ground that showed it was clearly staged? I wondered if they did a Harry and Meghan and said they got engaged privately first?

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OMG, guys, this excerpt from the book on Jeremy's insta is killing me - could he be more pretentious if he tried? 🤣🤣🤣

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Idlewild

Does Jeremy play any musical instruments? We often see Jinger playing the piano. With his ego, I’d have thought he’d be playing Beethoven by ear.

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QuiverFullofBooks
45 minutes ago, Idlewild said:

For those of you that have read the book - do either of the  deal with the proposal when we saw the letters on the ground that showed it was clearly staged? I wondered if they did a Harry and Meghan and said they got engaged privately first?

Jeremy narrates that section and he says “James would take photos and TLC cameras would roll as I dropped to one knee.” It wasn’t exactly staged in that it was a surprise for Jinger. It sounds like she’s very easy to surprise (maybe to the point of cluelessness). Jeremy said she has “an unsuspecting heart.”

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Did we know that the guests threw coffee beans instead of rice at their wedding?

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4 hours ago, QuiverFullofBooks said:

Jeremy narrates that section and he says “James would take photos and TLC cameras would roll as I dropped to one knee.” It wasn’t exactly staged in that it was a surprise for Jinger. It sounds like she’s very easy to surprise (maybe to the point of cluelessness). Jeremy said she has “an unsuspecting heart.”

"An unsuspecting heart"! That's up there with 'joyfully available' in the euphemism stakes for me 😆

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Jinger must have a very unsuspecting heart if after a decade being part of staged events for a TV show (car flipping anyone?) that relies on courtships, engagements, weddings and babies, she saw their initials painted on the floor and didn’t think something was about to occur.

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5 hours ago, Nothing if not critical said:

OMG, guys, this excerpt from the book on Jeremy's insta is killing me - could he be more pretentious if he tried? 🤣🤣🤣

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Oh my god, I’m dying at this. How special does he think he is?! I’m pretty sure the average American could hum more Beethoven than they think they could. Between commercials, movies, tv shows, etc. we’re exposed to a lot of classical music whether we listen to it exclusively or not (speaking from personal experience). I’d definitely be more impressed if he could play an instrument. 

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1 hour ago, QuiverFullofBooks said:

Did we know that the guests threw coffee beans instead of rice at their wedding?

Ouch! That sounds potentially painful.

Jeremy, I also grew up in a home that loved classical music. I studied classical music in college and took many drop the needle listening tests.  Learning to differentiate composers’ styles isn’t that hard, nor is a love of classical music morally superior to liking country or show tunes (many of my college classmates thought it was, but we all got over it). Stop being so full of yourself. 

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QuiverFullofBooks
1 hour ago, postscript said:

Ouch! That sounds potentially painful.

I don’t think they threw them very hard.

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moreorlessnu

I picture gracefully dressed ladies trying to navigate walking in high heels on the coffee beans without looking awkward.

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JermajestyDuggar

Growing up, my mom played the piano at church and my great grandma played the organ at church. And I went to church each Sunday. I grew up around lots and lots of church music. 
 

Guess whose a dirty heathen agnostic? It obviously didn’t stick. And I suck at playing the piano too. Just because you grow up around classical music doesn’t make you some sort of aficionado. 

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Expectopatronus

@Lurker Good for them, I guess? I wonder how many sales are fans vs those who are looking for scandal dirt vs those who want to snark. Not that it matters to J&J, sales are sales which equal cha-ching. 

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OldFadedStar

First round of info about this boring book. I don’t feel like there’s anything special in it 

Spoiler

Intro 

 

“Plenty of disagreements, never a fight”

 

Hope is in Christ. Doesn’t mean they are protected from trials, they will endure them but “we can be confident that our trials aren’t for nothing” 

 

Claims they will be getting vulnerable in the book

 

Going with the flow

 

Jinger 

Lots of questions from strangers growing up, apparently “every baby was greeted with same squeals of excitement whether it was baby 9 or 19”

Lots of kids didn’t seem strange to her as all her family friends had big families. She was “happy in our home” 

She claims she was the family peacemaker, she wanted to please mom and dad 

One on one time with parents typically meant a trip to the bank with Meech or going to work with JB

 

Once, meech went out of town to speak. She filled freezer with freezer meals and had instructions for them. JB served cold undrained veggies and BBQ tuna. Everyone apparently loved the bbq tuna and jb was proud 

 

When on the state legislature, family rented house in Little Rock and sometimes JB would take 1-2 kids with him 

 

Pastors son 

Jeremy was saved at 5 years old 

At 8, Jeremy tried out for a travel soccer team. He made the B team 

Jeremys parents wouldn’t let him play soccer on Sundays because church 

Jeremy questioned his faith as a teenager, he threw a party at his house with his soccer friends with beer and girls right before he was 16. They were gonna let him go to public school for his junior year. Senior year they let him. He partied his senior year and in college up until his arrest.  There are some details about his arrest, he saw someone he knew from church while getting arrested and it made him realize he wasn’t living for Christ. So he sent an email to his entire campus saying he is a Christian 

 

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Mrs Ms
24 minutes ago, OldFadedStar said:

First round of info about this boring book. I don’t feel like there’s anything special in it 

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 There are some details about his arrest, he saw someone he knew from church while getting arrested and it made him realize he wasn’t living for Christ. So he sent an email to his entire campus saying he is a Christian 

 

Because of course he did 😂

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OldFadedStar
13 minutes ago, Mrs Ms said:

Because of course he did 😂

Right? Him emailing his entire school to say he is a Christian is the most Jeremy thing I’ve read in this book 

 

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Mrs Ms
1 hour ago, OldFadedStar said:

Right? Him emailing his entire school to say he is a Christian is the most Jeremy thing I’ve read in this book 

 

Yup, it really is beautiful 😂 That was such a needed laugh and I keep on cracking up 2 hours later. Pretentious doesn’t even begin to cover it with him. 

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Idlewild

Yes at the moment Jeremy is the gift that keeps giving. His pomposity is comedy gold.

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