Friday, February 19, 2010

Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner

Hear No Evil
by Matthew Paul Turner

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.

About the author:
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:

My Review:
I've followed Matthew's blog for a while so when the opportunity to review his book came around, I jumped right on board.  This book is quick and easy read.  One you can pick up (have a hard time putting down) and finish within a day (or two depending on how you read).  My life has been transformed and moved by music, so I could relate to the various songs and artists who shaped his life and his calling.  While this is a Christian non-fiction book, I do not think it is limited to one certain audience.  It's a book for anyone who enjoys music and knows what it's like to be taken somewhere when you hear a song or artist.

You can purchase this book or find out more about Matthew Paul Turner at

Thank you WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing this book for me to review.


Andrea said...

Thank you!
Blessings, andrea

Jackie said...

Thanks for the review!

I too am inspired and taken somewhere by music and will have to check this out!!

Sweet Blessings!

Cathy said...

Sounds like a good book Cathy. Thanks for the heads-up on it.

Cathy Davis said...

It was good :).

Thanks for stopping by!