This Is Awkward: How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection

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In This Is Awkward, Sammy Rhodes talks about life’s awkward moments – why they are important, why they are part of our humanity, and how they relate to our relationship with God. From the first page, I knew this book was great. Rhodes is very witty, and he knows how to simultaneously use humor, reference pop culture, and talk about faith on a deep level. For being a book about awkwardness, it is not awkward to read. At times the book is funny, and at times it is quite sobering, but throughout its entirety, I wanted to keep turning the page.

This Is Awkward shows the significance of awkwardness; it shows it has a purpose and can be used for good. Rhodes talks about the struggles different people face, from divorce to addiction, and he gives advice on how to comfort others during their trying times. I also like how Rhodes talks about the futility of chasing after perfection. He includes stories about his own life, which gives the book a personal flair. This Is Awkward would probably resonate most with adults in their 20s and 30s, though I think it would also interest people in a lot of different stages of life.

You can find This is Awkward here.

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