I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Feyisayo. This was my first book by the author so I went into reading this book with zero expectations.
‘One Week in the Life of a Hypocrite’ is a novella that documents the lives of Bosun and Titi who are “engaged” to be married. They are both committed members of the ACLC (Akure City Light Church), a new generation church situated in the city of Akure, Nigeria and both are excelling in their career choices . It’s yet another Sunday morning again but this particular day is different because Bosun has been chosen by his “father in the Lord”, Pastor Onyeachonam, founder of ACLC to preach at the church service which is usually also viewed by thousands of people online. Bosun delivers a very profound sermon titled “Old Things Have Passed Away” and this fuels a chain of events that reveals some hidden aspects of the lives of Bosun and Titi. This further threatens their marriage plans as they both suddenly become unsure if they are the right people for each other. This is a story that questions the motive of the modern church and the Christianity it preaches.
This was a quick read and quite fast paced at the beginning. However, as I progressed with higher expectations I was met with an anticlimax as the story didn’t take the expected turn I hoped it would. I loved the story line which had some funny and relatable bits to it, the characters were believable and the writing was clear and easy to read. What I didn’t like in this story is the fact that I felt the major themes which carried the story at the beginning to middle parts of the book were a bit inconclusive in my opinion.
In a nutshell, it was an okay read but I would have preferred something more with a bigger punch considering the length of the book. I would still recommend and look forward to reading more from this author.
Rating: 3 Stars
Published: October 1st 2020 by Sicle&Questionmark
Genre: Christian Fiction
Born in Akure in 1983, studied at Damelin College, Bramley, Johannesburg; the University of Ibadan; and AFDA Johannesburg where he trained as a filmmaker. He has worked on film productions in South Africa, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. His writings have appeared in Bella Naija, Litro, Brittle Paper, Flash Fiction Magazine and 365 Tomorrows. “Kasali’s Africa”, his debut novel was published in by Lifescripts Publishing.
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