Wednesday, April 20, 2011

To Be Perfectly Honest by Phil Callaway

I loved this book. Phil Callaway was challenged to go one year without telling a lie and journal about his experiences.

He fails.

Most of his failures end up in To Be Perfectly Honest and they are hilarious. You get to spend a quick year with Callaway as he deals with the worship music of his church and some bizarre church goers.

You travel with him as he speaks at conferences, visits his mother suffering from dementia and scares his daughter's boyfriend.

You'll read of his battle against lust, how a romance novelist tries to seduce him, and deep anger at an old friend. While it seems perfect for our voyeuristic tendencies, this book is quite innocent.

The journal entries are short and funny which make this book a pleasure to read.

Along the way, you may be challenged with some of the characters Callaway interacts with: from the guy who is always telling bad jokes, to the Rapture/End Times fanatic, to the Mormons who think Phil is deaf.

I laughed out loud all along the way as I couldn't put this book down.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.
To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man's Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie.

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