My Story of Innocence, Music and the Holy Ghost
As a kid, Turner loved music, so he headed to Nashville for college and for work. Hear No Evil is a memoir (college years and beyond) of moving from his strict religious home to a boarder world beyond, especially in music. His college class had a good laugh when he asked who Bob Dylan is and told them he never heard his music. Later, he worked in the Christian music world and provides some interesting inside glimpses.
Turner desires for life to be authentic and honest. He is bothered by added hype and pretense. This is true in his connection with people and with God. Along the way, his journey of trying to understand God/love/grace shows. The writing style is easy and not preachy – he’s had too many rules in his childhood to do that to his readers, so parts of it can feel slightly incomplete. He is not an ‘answer’ person and this thought shows that ..
“I was learning that I don’t know a lot of things. And I think a part of faith is learning how to be okay with that.”
Turner is funny and he can’t help but poke fun at his past and things he encounters – depending on your journey in life, you will enjoy his humor … or not.
Matthew Paul Turner has a BBA degree in business music. He is the former editor of CCM magazine, and has written for other Christian publications. He lives with his wife and son in Nashville.
Visit his site at Matthew Paul Turner
and he is on twitter as @JesusNeedsNewPR
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