One of the saddest realities of life is that the things we need to talk about the most, we tend to talk about the least—from bouts with depression to sexual struggles to parent-wounds that never seem to heal. Raise these issues out loud, and wait for the awkward silence. But those awkward moments are precisely where we find connection with God and one another.
In This is Awkward, Sammy Rhodes talks directly, honestly, and hilariously (because sometimes we need to laugh) about the most painfully uncomfortable subjects in our lives. In chapters like “Parents Are a Gift (You Can’t Return Them)” and “D is for Depression,” he boldly goes where most of us fear to tread, revealing that we can be liberated by the embrace of a God who knows the most shameful things about us and loves us all the same. Because nothing is too awkward for God.
This book is written with authenticity, not just because it talks about it, but because of the private moments that Sammy shares with the reader that are awkward, defining and moments to grow from. He allows us to check our ego at the door, which is liberating and freeing because it helps us to see the ugly spots of us that we don't really want to acknowledge. You can't really sweep your own emotions and thoughts under the rug and pretend like they don't exist, you can, but it will still be there in the morning. This book is one that makes you take a good look in the mirror while laughing a lot and having a balance of looking at the heart. It is a good mix of everything. I enjoyed the read, and I think you will too.