This is Awkward:
How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection
A new book by Sammy Rhodes
In our current American Christian culture, it is very “in” to be transparent and share with the church all of your past sins. It is very “out” to be vulnerable and share how all of your past sins and uncomfortable moments are still very much affecting your present.
Sammy Rhodes comes out in this book with a vengeance. It was very refreshing to listen as he shared his private struggles and how God is still working through them with him. I was amazed at how comfortable it was reading about his discomfort, perhaps because I feel that we share a very similar past.
This book is not very practical. It isn’t filled with lists of ways to get over your junk. It is however filled with encouragement to get out there and use your moments to create intimacy and connection with the world around you.
With chapters such as ‘D Is For Divorce’, ‘The Porn in My Side’, ‘D Is Also For Depression’, and ‘Donuts Are a Whole Food If You Take Out The W’, Sammy uses his past and present struggles to help all of us get our stuff out in the open. This book felt like a conversation with an old friend. Sammy uses humor and scripture to make very difficult and painful subjects very accessible.
If you are looking for proof that you, and I, are not the only ones who struggle to get past the past, then this book is for you.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.