"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Hear No Evil



I recently received the book Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner to read and review from WalterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group and it's available for $14.99 retail price (or you could enter below to win it) and it was just released Tuesday. I must first say, what an interesting book!

This is the summary I received from the publisher:

A collection of wise, compelling, and often uproariously funny essays built around the experience of music as a transformational element in a moment of truth, Hear No Evil mines Matthew Paul Turner’s humorous memories of his evangelical youth and invites readers to groove along on his journey.

From attending forbidden contemporary Christian concerts to moving to “ Music City ” Nashville , Hear No Evil chronicles Turner’s “life soundtrack” which morphs seamlessly into the stories of 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.

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. Straight forward and amusing, Hear No Evil is an exploration of a life of faith lived to a personal soundtrack.

Where to begin describing this book? First, I LOVE to read other people's stories. I love hearing other people's advice, lessons learned and seeing that I'm not alone. This book was about the author and how he learned music and how it shaped his life.

I personally am not a huge music lover. I will listen to it in the car on the radio and will very rarely buy a CD for my husband, but I'm not much into music myself. However, I really appreciated reading about the authors firsthand experience with music and the Christian music industry. It was certainly eye opening and thought provoking.

There were a number of things is this book I strongly disagree with doctrinally, but I don't argue with people about these things generally and just wanted to throw it out there. I'm not sure that I'd recommend this as a must read book and I was pretty disappointed towards the end, but I found it mostly amusing throughout. It wasn't exactly helpful in my Christian walk, but fun and easy to read. I did find the information about how some sects of Christianity and the music world work interesting.

Are you interested in trying this book? Great, because I have an extra copy to giveaway! To enter the giveaway you can do any of the following, leaving a separate comment for each:
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That's 6 chances to win! Sorry, but I can only ship to the USA or Canada. The giveaway is open from now until Friday February 26th at 11PM EST when I will randomly pick a winner. I will email the winner (so make sure you leave a way for me to email you!) and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If they don't, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!!

23 comments:

Katy~The Country Blossom on February 18, 2010 at 9:06 AM said...

I would love to have the chance to win and read this book!!! Thank you! :)



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Heavenly Savings on February 18, 2010 at 10:30 PM said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book! I love reading and I love music so this sounds like a wonderful book!

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cpullum on February 19, 2010 at 1:36 AM said...

Count me in! love to read this book!
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rubynreba on February 19, 2010 at 8:54 AM said...

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Darcie K. on February 20, 2010 at 9:40 AM said...

This sounds like a great read!
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Terra H. on February 22, 2010 at 1:05 AM said...

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Nugglemama on February 23, 2010 at 7:34 AM said...

Lots of internet buzz about this book. I would love to read it.

Andrea on February 26, 2010 at 11:21 AM said...

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