Thursday, March 11, 2010
Hear No Evil Book Review & Giveaway
Every life has a soundtrack.
If you’ve ever had the opening bars of a song transport you back in time or remind you of a pivotal spiritual moment, Matthew Paul Turner’s honest—and frequently hilarious—musings will strike a chord. Straightforward and amusing, Hear No Evil
Groove along on his journey as young evangelical Turner attends forbidden contemporary Christian concerts, moves to “Music City” Nashville, and dreams of becoming the Michael Jackson of Christian music.
Cosmic and compelling, keen and funny, every page is a new encounter with the people, places, and experiences that have taught the music-editor-turned-author some new things about God, forced him out of his comfort zone, and introduced him to a fresh view of grace along the way. is Turner’s “life soundtrack,” a compilation of engaging personal stories about how music—and music’s ability to transform—has played a key role in his spiritual life.
You can read an excerpt of Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner here.
Matthew Paul Turner is a blogger, speaker and author of The Coffeehouse Gospel, Provocative Faith, Beatitude: Relearning Jesus, the What You Didn’t Learn from Your Parents About… series, and several other popular books. He has written for Relevant, HomeLife, Christian Single magazines and was the former editor of CCM magazine. Matthew and his wife, Jessica, live in Nashville, Tennessee. He can be found online at www.matthewpaulturner.com
This is the first book by Matthew Paul Turner that I have had the pleasure of reading. Turner writes with such honesty and truth about how music has impacted his life, and how music has played a huge role in who he is spiritually.
This book is full of witty and humorous stories of life experiences, particularly the one's he had growing up in a fundementalist church. He draws a point when saying that regardless of denominations, we are all sinners saved by grace. Wow!
I love the stories that Turner shares about his experiences in the Christian music world, particularly his experiences in Nashville, and especially loves his mention of the interview he had with Amy Grant! As she is a huge fan of Turner's, she is one of my favorites too. The one thing that I got out of reading Hear No Evil, is just how important it is to live our lives according to God's rules, not man made ones! If we forget about God, we risk getting caught up in legalism.
This book was a very quick read and easy to read book. I highly recommend it and give it a huge thumbs up!
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