Wednesday, February 17, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Hear No Evil (review)

I relived my strict Baptist (although not Fundamentalist) upbringing and my ongoing love affair with music through the pages of Matthew Paul Turner’s Hear No Evil memoir. With humorous honesty, Turner writes for all the world to see the secret thoughts that most of us don’t dare to admit even to ourselves. Every life has a soundtrack; relate to, laugh and cry with Turner’s. Discover how a kid gets from singing “Just As I Am” to a degree in the music business. Be there when Turner’s mom discovers his first Amy Grant album stashed under the front seat of his car.

Hear No Evil had me in stitches from cover to cover. Never before have I read a non-fiction book straight through in two days the way I read fiction. In many ways, I feel that Matthew and I are long-lost siblings; I understand his longings to break free of musical legalism. My only disappointment was that the last two chapters were not quite as engaging as the rest of the book. Overall, Hear No Evil gets two thumbs up from this musician.

Want to read it for yourself? I’m giving away a copy of Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner right here on my blog! All you have to do in order to win is to leave a comment telling me the name of your favorite Christian musician. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you as well. (And my previous winner is not eligible to participate—sorry!) I will choose a random winner on Friday.

You can purchase your own copy at Random House.

Disclosure: WaterBrook Press provided me with a review copy and a giveaway copy of this book. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”