This book couldn't have come at a better time for me. For the past year or 2, I've been trying to better myself in speaking frankly without fear but with love. Because of my tendency to be shy and struggle with social anxiety, I'm a natural people pleaser and I hate it. I'm candid only with those closest to me but not with people outside, fearing that they may think the worst of me.
"Candor" written by Colonel Charles Causey, military chaplain for many years, talks about the importance and necessity of being honest at all times. Through real-life stories, both personal and from family and friends, graphics, examples, and experience, Causey explains how Candor affects us and those around us. Each chapter talks about Candor in real places; at work, at home(family), friends, with ourselves, and difficult people. Causey uses what he calls "the four keys" to define candor;
1. Speak the unspoken truth
2. With love
3. When needed
4. To benefit others
I found this very helpful especially because I struggle to say the truth during hard conversations. I found chapters 5 and 7 the most helpful which speak on being honest with yourself and being honest with difficult people. This book is all around very encouraging and convicting at the same time and I will definitely be applying some of these tips
Wow, there really is so much good to be said about this book but I'll just say, read it yourself, I guarantee, you will learn something.
I received a copy of this book from Moody in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.