Monday, February 15, 2010

Hear No Evil Book Giveaway and Review!



Hear No Evil

By Matthew Paul Turner


Imagine living in a Christian upbringing so strict that music is the only thing that allows you to experience a bit of freedom in your life. In Matthew Turner’s book, Hear No Evil, we get to experience from his perspective, what his life was like growing up in a strict Baptist home. Where all types of music except what was played in the church was off limits. How do you think this may have affected your life?

Matthew takes us through his decision to allow music in all formats to influence him from a godly perspective where he truly believes that God wants him to be the next Christian Michael Jackson. We see the struggles on how his family deals with this decision and how even Christian artists such as Amy Grant we viewed as worldly and not from God by his community.

This book was fun to read to see just how each and every style of music was viewed from different religious groups and how Matthew finally sees what God’s purpose was in his life using music 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: www.matthewpaulturner.com.

I was provided with complimentary copy of this book to review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves music, and wants to see how God can work through all your life’s difficulties and bring you full circle to where He has always wanted you to be.

I am offering to provide a copy of this book as a giveaway. Just leave your comments on this blog and you will be automatically entered to win.

If you’d like to learn more about how to order a copy of your own Hear No Evil, click on the link below.
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781400074723

UPDATE: Since I have received so many responses to this giveaway, I am going to give away two copies of this book, so we will have two winners. I will pick the winners on Friday, so good luck and you only need to enter once.

49 comments:

Denise said...

I enjoyed this review.

Mari said...

It sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Jules said...

This sounds very interesting. Great giveaway.

from our front porch... said...

Hi Kat! I love this guy! I have been following him for a while. He gives us a lot to ponder!

I don't get by here as often as I would like, but I always keep you and yours in my prayers...thanks for the wonderful work you do! You have a gift :)
xo, misha

Andrea said...

Great review.
Blessings, andrea

Matt Nightingale said...

Yes please... I'm broke, and I really want this book. :)

Jason Vana said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway. I'm really interested in reading this book!

CAVE said...

Read the first chapter online. Great! Looking forward to the rest!

Kelley R. said...

Ooo! Pick me! Pick me! Please?

skoots1mom said...

what an interesting book...would love to get it for me and daughter to read together...how do you think a teen would perceive his teachings/opinions?
please put my name in :)

Colin Mansfield said...

I really can't wait to read this book! Sound really good.

Pastor Jim said...

Here is my comment! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Stephanie said...

great review. i grew up obsessed with music, too; now i'm a sound engineer. which means, of course, that i work a lot and don't get paid. so winning this book would be AMAZING. :)

Beth E. said...

Count me in for the giveaway!

...adam said...

i cant wait to read it after reading your review!

thelumberjackswife said...

Yay for giveaways!

Parsley said...

I'd love to be entered. Thank you for the info. Just feeling a little sickly today and haven't read all my friends blogs so I appreciate the heads up. Hope you feel well soon.

LisaShaw said...

Thanks for the review dear friend.

You remain in my heart and prayers dear sister. I love you much!!!

LV said...

Your reviews and comments concerning books, the bible or whatever are always so encouraging. You have been blessed with a great gift and it is wonderful you share it with us. I enjoy most all books. This one sounds very interesting.

Catherine Anne said...

What a great giveaway! Blessings Catherine

God's girl said...

Sounds like an interesting book:)

Blessings to you!

Edie said...

Great review Kat. I'm going to bow out of this one as I already have about 7 books still waiting for me to read. I can't handle this kind of pressure! LOL!

Have a great week! I have been keeping you in prayer. I hope your feeling better.

Amanda Sloan said...

Gotta love giveaways! Sounds like a great book.

Eva Joy said...

I would love to win this book!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Great review Kat, thanks for sharing.
Sue

Darcie said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity...sounds like a very interesting read for sure.

Gina Stinson said...

Love MPT....Churched was one of the first books that after I read it...I read it again!

the girl in the green scarf said...

this sounds interesting...and kind of like it used to be in my church when I grew up as a kid...I don't remember much, but my sisters tell me they were considered rebels 'cause they were listening to radio sometimes...Of course, now the picture is totally different since Romania is not a communism country anymore... Thanks for doing the giveaway, I'm sure it's an interesting book!:)

Thena said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. My son loves music and began guitar lessons today.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I can totally relate as that was my upbringing as well. I would love to win this book!

Jolanthe said...

I'm amazed at the influence that music really does have in our lives. :) The older I get, the more I realize it and it has greatly effected what we let ourselves {and our kiddos} listen too!

Divine Mrs D said...

That does sound like an amazing book...

SusanD said...

Thanks for the great review and the giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

Loren said...

Good review!

Will have to check him out! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Love you

He & Me + 3 said...

Ok, this sounds like how I was raised just a bit with the music. Would love to read this one.

KrippledWarrior said...

I have been asked to leave Baptist Churches. In fact one church sent a Deacon to the parking lot to tell me I should restart my motorbike and go. I never even made it into the Narthex. Somethings never change. Religion causes more damage than most people realize. Sorry if I offend any Baptists in the audience. That is not my intention. Be well and be blessed.

malmal0505 said...

pick me ;-)

Mom's Coffee Time said...

Hello dear blogger friend!! I have not yet read your current posting but I just wanted to tell you we are back up and running on my blog. We have had computer problems since thanksgiving and just got it going again tonight. I hope to catch up on your blog soon after I tend to my 415 e-mails. I hope you are doing well. Until next time ~ Amy Blessings!!

tweet said...

I'm excited to read the book.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Kat,
I just dropped by to say hello...I'm thinkin of you, and continue to pray for you.

This books is badly needed today, and you always do such good reviews of the books you feature on your blog!

But...

No need to include me in the giveaway as I already won the Daniel's Fast...

Love
Lidj

Alleluiabelle said...

I enjoyed your review of this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

My prayers are still being said for you my precious friend. Love you!

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

chrishydeonline said...

Matthew Paul Turner is my hero!

christy rose said...

Great review again! And thanks for passing it along in a giveaway. :)

gerbmom said...

wow. I can't wait to read this book!

Wendy said...

Wow. Compared to that story, my Baptist grandparents were hippies! Wow. Just wow.

bluecottonmemory said...

What a book so many parents need to read. My oldest son said that those Christians who grew up in the strictest homes were the wildest ones at college. They were not allowed to discuss without condemnation. My guys can bring music into the house but that music is discussed and if it is "r" rated it is not allowed to be played in the house. A good rousing discussion and debate over music et al usually deflates the real reason for the choice: rebellion. I remember going over every Def Leppard song with my son because he just didn't believe each song was about sex. All I had to do was raise my eyebrow and he'd concede. I didn't hear much Def Leppard after that - because it's kind of embarrassing listening to it when you're moms there.

petrii said...

WOW Kat,
That sounds so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway friend.

Love you ~~ hope you are feeling well today,
Dawn

Lorri said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway! My husband really loves music, this might be right up his alley :)

Autism Dad said...

I would love to win a copy of this!!!