‘Millions…Have Been Touched’: Willie Robertson on DUCK DYNASTY’s Impact

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‘Millions…Have Been Touched’: Willie Robertson on DUCK DYNASTY’s Impact

By Movieguide® Contributor

Willie Robertson is sharing the impact THE BLIND has had on audiences and details about his latest book, “Gospeler: Turning Darkness into Light One Conversation at a Time.”

“I think the message that [THE BLIND] puts out is a message that needs to be out…for marriages and the gospel and what God can do, how to change someone’s life—it’s all in there,” Robertson told Movieguide®. 

He continued, “I think in Christianity, and probably generally in life, we’re always like, ‘Hey, your past is behind you, and we’re looking ahead,’ unless they make a movie about it, and then we just live there, in the worst season of your life. But I think Dad knew as we talked to him about it that it was important to see where he was, and man, we have gotten so much feedback from people and how it’s helped them.”

Robertson pointed to the impact of the family’s other projects, from books and podcasts to ending each episode of DUCK DYNASTY with a prayer.

“Hundreds of millions of people all around the world have been touched, and I can trace all that back to one conversion of two people in South Arkansas,” he said.

Movieguide® previously reported on the success of THE BLIND:

THE BLIND has grossed $15.7 million at the North American box office so far, making it the most successful release in Fathom Events’ history. 

“From the beginning, we knew how special this film was, and we were eager to support it in the best way possible,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “Giving the film a longer theatrical run was a great decision for Fathom because of how important it was to bring this message to the fans – it resonated with so many people, which is why THE BLIND has had such staying power.”

THE BLIND was made through Robertson and his wife Korie’s production company, Tread Lively. 

“We do have plans for more movies,” Korie told The Shreveport Times, adding that upcoming projects will be “faith friendly.”

Robertson also talked about his upcoming book, “Gospeler.”

“I talk about my gospel story, and then the gospel story itself, and then the responses to the gospel, so it’s kind of a blend of a lot of stories in the New Testament,” he shared, adding that he also has tips for anyone looking to deepen their faith. 

A synopsis of the book reads, “Could you share the gospel with another person? Would you know where to start? Do you even know what the gospel is? It’s the Good News of Jesus, and a gospeler is simply someone who shares it with others.”

“Being a gospeler is not complicated,” the synopsis continues. “And the more you share Jesus, the easier it gets. Maybe you believe other people are better at sharing their faith and it is not your gift. Maybe you think you don’t know the Bible well enough. Or you might say you haven’t figured it all out yourself, so you aren’t equipped to help anyone else. Whatever may be holding you back will be covered in this book, giving you the inspiration, guidance, and encouragement you need.”

Robertson continued, “We have so many excuses as to why we don’t [talk about the gospel] like, ‘Well, I don’t think I know the Bible well enough, and I don’t know if I have any of the right answers, and I don’t know where to start,’ and so I try to just break those down and say, ‘Hey, here’s some ideas, and here’s some ways,’ just like we would do with anything.”

“The Gospeler” will be available May 14. Check out the rest of Movieguide®’s interview with Robertson here:

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