Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Review: To Be Perfectly Honest

To Be Perfectly Honest
Phil Callaway

To be perfectly honest. . . this book cracked me up.  Seriously.  It was enjoyable in the same way Churched was.  It took no time at all to read and I loved every fleeting moment of it.

Phil Callaway is a humor author who has other titles, including Laughing Matters.  In this book, he takes a one year long journey into honesty.  The goal is to live for a year in perfect honesty.  When you think about it, that can actually be pretty difficult.  Near the beginning of the journey, he wonders how to answer if he's asked, "Does this dress make me look husky?"

While this book of daily journal entries was very different than I anticipated, once I got into the swing of it (in a matter of a chapter or two), I found myself wrapped up in it and having a great time.  Callaway's humor is sarcastic, witty and slightly absurd- just how I like humor.  Despite (and perhaps because of) his class clown persona, he has a deep faith and love of Christ that shines through in (nearly) every page.

I laughed.  I cried.  This is an emotional, heartwarming and engaging book.  Like Churched, this one will be passed around my Thursday night Bible study group for a fun summer read.  If you are looking for a fast, fun, easy summer read that will run you all over the emotional charts, this is exactly what you are looking for!

I was given a review copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books program.  I'm under no obligation to say any specific thing about this book except that they gave me a copy to review.  I genuinely liked it.

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