WEST MONROE, La. (CBS Houston/AP) — “Duck Dynasty” could be coming to a church near you.
Korie Robertson, wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson, and her mother, Chrys Howard, are releasing a book and DVD set of a five-week church curriculum through Zondervan.
“Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus” will be released in May.
“With the ‘Faith Commander’ curriculum, we took some commonly found themes that the show ‘Duck Dynasty’ actually teaches,” Robertson said in a statement. “We use these, not in a preaching sort of way, but really the kind of way that shows how we live our lives and the way our family works. This faith is behind who we are as a family and what keeps us together and strong.”
The book focuses on the five themes found in the parables of Jesus, which include, faith, forgiveness, obedience, prayer and kindness.
“We chose the parable of Jesus because sometimes they are not always studied like they should be,” Howard said in a statement. “God put those in the Bible for us to learn from. Willie, Phil (Robertson), Alan (Robertson), and well, all the guys are great storytellers. In ‘Faith Commander,’ they explain the parables as stories to bring people closer to God. We really believe that this is going to benefit the entire church family – kids, adults and teens. It’s something families can all study together just like they watch the TV show together.”
The “Faith Commander” adult curriculum features the “Duck Dynasty” Robertson men, while the teen curriculum features the children on the show: John Luke, Sadie, Will, Reed and Cole Robertson.
“There are some things that the Bible tells us are God’s guidelines,” Robertson said. “He gives us examples throughout the Bible so that we may live a better life and those are the lessons that we have tried to cover in ‘Faith Commander.’ We hope that people will bring these lessons into their own family through this curriculum.”
Willie and Korie Robertson were guests of Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address last week. The Robertsons endorsed McAllister last year in the special election for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.
Willie Robertson is the son of Phil Robertson, whose anti-gay comments in GQ magazine led to the patriarch’s brief suspension by A&E. The network reversed the suspension after supporters and fans felt he was being censored by the network.
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