Just the mere act of flipping the calendar from the plump, juicy strawberries of April to the purple dripping wisteria clusters of May makes me feel a sudden urge to give my brain a break...to be lazy.
That plus a head-thumping, intense Bible study, and I wanted something lighter to fill the gap before lights out. Phil Callaway's newest book, To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man's Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie fit the bill perfectly.
Set up in a diary-like entry format, Callaway humorously narrates his year-long experiment with telling the truth in all situations. No little white lies.
It was pretty much what I expected, no surprises. Yet, it did make me smile a good bit, chuckle occasionally, and laugh out loud once or twice.
Even in the humor, though, the text addresses some serious issues regarding a follower of Christ's commitment to being honest and how far that honesty can go before being just plain rude. What I found most convicting is Callaway's relating honesty to his problem with confronting someone in love, as Christ commanded in Scripture.
While this isn't high brow literature, I found it easy to pick up and put down without having to backtrack and find out where I was--perfect for a summer read.
**I receive no compensation for my review, merely a complimentary copy of the book.