I have to admit that I found this book quite refreshing and funny. Imagine challenging yourself to not tell a lie for an entire year. Talk about your hard things to do! We tell so many lies, and isn't that how comedians make their living? I was impressed with Phil Callaway and his writing style, not to mention the fact that he actually took the assignment seriously. I found myself sympathizing and seeing myself many times throughout the book. I found myself thinking about all the lies I tell without thinking about it. I think you will find this a delightful book, and it is a moment to just take a deep breath and truly think about your spiritual life. But don't worry. You'll do it with a smile on your face!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
I'm a big fan of humor and have a broad taste, but "To Be Perfectly Honest" kind of drones on. The concept of the book is very good and potentially very funny. However it is written in a journal format and there is a lot of filler and mundane unnecessary facts.
I'm sure that this book will strike a cord with some people, but I suspect they will be mostly people that are very familiar with the author and his stand up. I enjoy his sense and type of humor - its just a shame that there wasn't more of the funny and less of the mundane.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man's Year Of Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie, written by Phil Callaway is a book that demonstrates to its readers just how difficult it is to purposefully, continually speak nothing but the truth.
What brings power into the book is the fact that Phil never claims to have been the one person who was capable of traveling through a year speaking nothing but the truth. He shares with his readers the truth of his successful moments and those moments that most of us try to sweep under the rug or remove by hitting the imaginary delete button.
As one reads through this book, laughter will emerge, tears will begin to well up, and some might even begin to wish they could have expressed their words in the same manner, as they have gone through a similar circumstance.
Some might not like the book simply because it is in journal format, but I don't think the book could have been expressed in a better manner. In expressing his challenge in a journal format, Phil is able to show us that telling the exact truth is a daily struggle we all must go through.
All in all, this book is a recommended read, as it brings truth and sincerity to the daily struggles we all experience as we try to be completely honest.