book review: Hear No Evil (plus you can win a copy)

Posted on February 15, 2010


Imagine that God has called you at a young age to be the Michael Jackson of Christian music; someone with a message to proclaim but just the right amount of coolness for people to listen. Imagine that the one thing getting in your way is your upbringing. You were raised in an Independent, Fundamental, KJV 1611 only, Baptist church and your family honored the values of said church. To make matters worse, you were indoctrinated at every angle because your high school also happens to be your church. This is the exact scenario that author Matthew Paul Turner details in his latest memoir Hear No Evil.

Through lightheartedness and the right amount of cynicism (and some grace), Turner details his venture into Christian music. He tells stories of his dealings with Calvinists at Belmont university where he was studying the music business. He shares of his non-Christian professor questioning why he was not proficient in the music of Bob Dylan. He even shares a personal story from his time as editor at CCM where he was mandated by his boss, to force Amy Grant to apologize for her divorce.

If all of these stories sound interesting, pick up Matthew Paul Turner’s latest offering, Hear No Evil. You can purchase the book at this link:

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was in no way compensated for sharing my opinion on this work.

If you would like to win a copy of this book, leave a comment that briefly outlines an experience you had with legalism. This can be anything from a pastor telling you to get rid of your rock music to someone judging you for having an alcoholic drink. I will pick one comment at random and then contact you to discuss delivery methods. Please leave your email address so that I can contact you.

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