Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Book Review: Hear No Evil

If you are looking for a book that will keep you laughing, then this is the book for you. I enjoyed this book, but more than that, I realize how cynical some church people can be. After reading this book, I realize how blessed I am that I was not drawn into such rigidness at the beginning of my life with Christ. I honestly did not know that people like that existed!

Matthew has a great way of showing you how God can take someone like him and use him for His glory! You will truly love this book if you read it. The only people I know that will not like this book that much are the ones who are much like the church he describes that he grew up in.

You can purchase this book from Random House by going HERE.

Here’s a summary:
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 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.
 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.

Author Bio:
Matthew Paul Turner is a blogger, speaker, and author of Churched: One Kid’s Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess, The Christian Culture Survival Guide, and several other popular books. After a childhood in rural Maryland, Turner attended Nashville’s Belmont University, where he received a BBA in music business, and was the editor of CCM magazine before leaving to pursue writing as a career. Turner has written for Relevant, HomeLife, Christian Single, and other magazines. He and his wife, Jessica, have one son, and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit his website:


Christi said...

You didn't find it a little snarky? It seemed to me that he was making fun of everyone - including himself. While some of that is ok, a little goes a long way. And I didn't grow up in a church like his.

Then again, I may just be over sensitive to that kind of humor.

Matthew Paul Turner said...

Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot. Please link to my blog if you want. It's the top post at

Again, thank you.