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“I grew up a Christian, I grew up knowing the Word,” said Sadie Robertson when talking about her relationship with God. “But what’s really cool is my family never pushed it on me, they just showed me through their actions.”

In this interview with Rare, Robertson shares a defining moment in her faith when she was asked to be on the Junior Olympics basketball team when she was 13 years old, traveling to Austria with a group of young people she’d never met.

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“Being there, being surrounded by people that live totally different lifestyles than me, that was kind of my moment when I’m like, ‘I’m in Austria, I’m by myself, my parents aren’t here, who am I going to be? Am I going to be a Christian, am I going to stand firm in my faith?’  Robertson said.

“I knew it would be better to go with God.”

This fall, Sadie will take her messages of faith on the road as she embarks on her first “Live Original” event tour, named after her New York Times best-selling book and lifestyle message that encourages people to stay true to themselves and their values.

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The program will be filled with family, friends and music to spread her message that young people can live positively and passionately while remaining in tune with their faith.

The 17-date tour has stops in San Antonio, Baton Rouge, Birmingham and more beginning Sept. 22.

Find information about the event, tour stops and dates on

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Rare staff |