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To Be Perfectly Honest – Book Review

Photobucket Phil Callaway is a comedian, author, and speaker here in Canada.  His latest book is To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man’s Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie.

In short, Phil Callaway pledged to be completely honest for one year and kept a journal about it.    He speaks from a male point of view and I think the male persuasion would likely enjoy the book.  I did very much enjoy Phil Callaway’s details of his mission trip to the Dominican Republic; I even got a bit teary-eyed.  I also loved his correspondence with the after the rapture pet service.  And he left me with a great quote that I’ve taken to heart “Live so the preacher won’t have to lie at your funeral.”  All these gems occurred around the last quarter of the book.  Honestly, if I hadn’t been reading this with the goal of writing a review, I would have put it down around 1/4 of the way through.  In general, I wish the author had tried to be a little more serious, but I guess that’s too much to ask of a comedian.

There are discussion questions, and relevant Bible passages at the back of the book.  Being a book that would appeal to men, I think it would make a great read in a men’s Bible study group.  But you can see for yourself – go ahead and  Read Chapter One.

To Be Perfectly Honest is available at your local and online retailer.  $15.99 is the suggested retail price for the paperback edition, and you can purchase To Be Perfectly Honest at for just $16.52 ($13.99 on Kindle).

I received this book for free (in ePUB format for 60 days) from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.