2 out of 4 stars
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Many people are taught from birth to follow the system that has existed for years. Because of this, humans live monotonous daily lives that are devoid of any happiness or creativity. Is it possible for someone to free themselves from this never-ending cycle? Antonio D. Sherrell believes that it is, which is the reason why the book Systematic came to be. The author explains how some of the systems that exist, such as college, religion, and work schedules, are broken. With this information, Mr. Sherrell advises readers on how they can break away from these systems and live their lives without the constraints that come with them.
My favorite aspect of the book was the author’s explanation of the 9-5 workday. Personally, I do not believe that this work schedule is for everyone. Because of this, I naturally absorbed the advice this chapter provided. The section regarding employee treatment was insightful; the author clearly used his experiences to write this section. I recommend this chapter to readers that are questioning their value to their employers.
Sadly, the book did not provide a lot of the advice that I was expecting. When I picked up this book for review, I was excited because I wanted to get advice on becoming my own person from a Christian’s viewpoint. The writing style read like a journal consisting of the author’s thoughts and opinions. Occasionally, he would provide pieces of advice, but it was not often. The author seems to be having a one-sided conversation with his readers because of it. I would have liked to have had a chance to form my own opinion about the content.
When the author provided advice in one of the chapters, he made the following statement: "You can completely break free from the negative statistics propounded against you and your kind…" I found the use of the word "kind" in this context offensive, and I am sure that other readers will feel the same way. Systematic is supposed to be an inspirational and uplifting Christian-based book, which is why this statement’s inclusion was shocking. The author should revise or remove this sentence due to the negative connotation surrounding it.
I found over ten grammatical errors in the first fifteen pages of this book, which indicates that it was not professionally edited. Due to the grammatical errors and the negatives discussed, I am giving this book a final rating of two out of four stars. I contemplated giving it a one-star rating, but I think readers with open minds may find some advice in this book helpful. There are some Bible verses mentioned, so this book may be best suited for readers who do not mind this and like self-help books. This book was okay, but I will not be re-reading it in the future.
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