Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner

Hear No Evil: My Story of Innocence, Music, and the Holy Ghost is a compilation of stories from Matthew Paul Turner on the influence music, particularly Christian music, has had in his life. And it is hilarious. Definitely one of the funniest books I've read in quite a while.

The greatest thing about this book, is the amount of stories that are easily relatable. Like this:

Seeing people from church in places other than church excited me. It was similar to going bird-watching on a nature trail, and then, among all the sparrows, crows, robins, wrens, and starlings that blended into nature's background, sighting an emu.

That is so true.

The first part of the book, the stories of Turner's upbringing in an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church was by far my favorite part of the book and contained the stories that I could relate to the most. But the book goes further than that, reaching intoTurner's adulthood. And while I, as a teenager, obviously couldn't relate to as much of it, the writing and stories were still a lot of fun, though sometimes with a bit more serious tone.

This book is a perfect read for people who are willing to laugh at the ridiculousness that is sometimes encompassed in Christianity. And a great read for all music lovers, Christian or not.

Hear No Evil is a grand read and has me very interested in picking up another book by this author, Churched.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


I have a copy of this book to giveaway. To enter, simply tell me who your favorite musician is, and if you'd like an extra entry, link to the contest somewhere and leave me the link.

Contest open internationally, ends March 1st.

You can find Matthew Paul Turner on his blog, Jesus Needs New PR and also on Twitter, @JesusNeedsNewPR.

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