Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Would I Lie to You? Not This Year.
Veteran author and speaker Phil Callaway is no stranger to daunting challenges. He has been laughed at—repeatedly—by large crowds of people from Halifax to Hong Kong. He fathered three children in three years, spent much of last year on airplanes built by the lowest bidder, and flipped an out-of-control ATV, which doesn’t mean he sold it for a profit. So who better than Phil Callaway to boldly accept a challenge that would make the average person run and hide?
Phil promised to tell the truth for an entire year, and he wasn’t joking. Twelve months later, his journal was crammed with successes, near-successes, and outright failures. During his year-long experiment with veracity, he made a disastrous financial investment, fielded hundreds of intrusive questions from friends and strangers, attended a thirty-year class reunion, and waded into possibly the most revealing—and hilarious—situations he has ever documented.
Find out what happens when a follower of Jesus does his level best to always tell the truth. There is no doubt you’ll be entertained. But don’t be surprised if you are left with a question: how might your life be changed if you sold out to the truth—with no exceptions?
I will start off by saying that I am familiar with the works of Phil Calloway, having read a few of his previous books – Honey I Dunked the Kids, Who Put the Skunk in the Trunk and Who Put My Life on Fast Forward, as well as others. Phil Calloway brings his unique sense of humor to the subject of honesty as well as he did to the family subjects.
I do not think I have ever in my life critized the title of a book, but this one – To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man’s Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie has to be Phil’s own humorous one – did he really only Almost live this year, or should it have been One Man’s Year of Living Almost Truthfully? Because, though he took up the challenge to be truthful, he failed. But he failed and having failed, tried again.
Hilarious, insghtful, fabulous. All of this and more is what you get when you read the journal entries for each of the 365 days.
I am eager to introduce my friends and acquantances to Phil’s latest book. In it he challenges us all to think about what we say before we say it, and teaches us to temper to the occasion.
I received this free book from Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. The opinions expressed are my own.