To Be Perfectly Honest- Phil Callaway

Leah Courtney





Okay, I'll confess: nonfiction is not my favorite genre.  But, I found myself intrigued by the title of this book: To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man's Year of (Almost) Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life.  No Lie.  The picture on the front was a big draw too.

Phil Callaway- not an author I had read before- takes his editor's challenge to live truthfully for one year.  Despite some initial forebodings, Phil learns quite a bit about life, about God, and about himself over his year of living truthfully. He becomes more honest in prayer.  He becomes more graceful when he realizes God's grace to him.  And he learns some important things about confronting others.

I loved this book.  I felt like it was going to be a bit slow in the beginning.  A whole book written like a journal?  I wasn't sure I was going to like it.  But, I quickly found myself drawn in by Callaway's humor and wit.  And, despite the humor, the message isn't lacking.  I found myself alternating between belly laughs and teary eyes as I read this funny but inspiring book. Callaway has the ability to make us laugh while at the same time challenging us to grow closer to God. 

This nonfiction read was thoroughly enjoyable.  I'll be looking for more books by Phil Callaway.  This one receives a five star rating and is a definite G rated book.

I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Press for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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