This is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes: A Book Review

Book Description

_140_245_Book.1833.coverA supremely funny pastor to Millennials, with a massive social media following, tackles the thorniest of subjects—depression, sexuality, divorce, life online, and more—with a rare combination of uproarious, self-deprecating humor and profound, biblical truth.

My Review: I was not familiar with Sammy Rhodes prior to this book, and I was very much intrigued by a book about awkwardness. I myself am an introvert, and I’m all too familiar with awkward encounters!

My feelings on this book are kind of mixed. It’s a book about awkwardness, so I feel odd saying this, but at times the book felt awkward to me. The first half of it dealt with subjects that I can’t relate too, such as divorce and pornography. I did manage to take away a few bits from these chapters, but they felt a bit awkwardly written and at times, I felt like a little too much information was revealed?

The second half of the book really turned around. I felt like he became more comfortable in his writing and I found the subjects very relatable. I absolutely loved the chapters on friendship, introverts and social media. There were a few things he said that I thought were really profound, and made the book worth reading to me.

As for humor, there are moments when he is truly funny, but there are also times when I think he is just trying too hard. But, if you think about the point of the book, it’s to embrace your awkward. We all try too hard at times. We all want to be accepted. We all long for approval.

I think this is an honest book, with a measure of insecurity. I think the author is on a journey, just like the rest of us, to find a place where he can truly be himself. I applaud him for publicly including us on his journey.

  • I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers  in exchange for my honest review.

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