Book Review – To Be Perfectly Honest

I could not stop laughing out loud when I was reading Phil Callaway’s latest book To Be Perfectly Honest.  I don’t remember the last time I laughed so much, and I was caught several times bursting out in laughter to the stares of my children, who then thought I was hilarious.

To Be Perfectly Honest is the diary entry style book of the author’s one year quest to be honest in everything, and to tell no lies for an entire 365 days.

Through the journey we are introduced to Phil Callaway complete with a large dose of humor along the way, as we see the struggles, triumphs and heartaches that 365 days brings.

Since the author is a speaker and travels for a living, there are several humorous stories about things that happen during his travels.  We also follow the author through struggles with impure thoughts on several levels and see what conclusion he ultimately comes to…that God’s grace is sufficient.

I think it’s rare to find a Christian humorist, author and speaker, and even rarer when that person exposes his life to us, as Phil Callaway has done.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading To Be Perfectly Honest, and it was quite an uplifting read.  Although, to be perfectly honest, I was a little surprised at some of the author’s comments and actions, since some would probably not view them as very “Christian”, however, I think that is one of the points he is making…that he is not perfect, and has struggles like we all do, and whose honesty for a year endears us to him even more than if this had been a funny work of fiction.

You can download a free excerpt of chapter 1 of To Be Perfectly Honest here. Enjoy!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. My opinions are my own.

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