Hear No Evil-Matthew Paul Turner

Kamrie Reed // @kylereed

Recently I received Matthew Paul Turners new book ” Hear No Evil” and was up for reviewing. After looking at my schedule I realized I could not have had it done by this week. In steps my eager sister. She is a huge reader, and will read anything I give her. I decided to let her tackle this MPT and see what she thought. Here is her review.

You can find my sisters blog here @ www.scarletcordministries.wordpress.com (she is working with prostitutes in Nicaragua). If you liked the review, leave her some comment love below.

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I just finished up the book Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner. Turner really talks about his journey through life as a baptist musician. He talked about struggles we all face in life and how we face the world in our own unique way. He explored some Baptist views on music compared to other views and that we should all decide for ourselves what  kind of music is appropriate and inappropriate. For instance I may be perfectly fine with rockin out to Lady Gaga and others may see that as a sin for me to support her music by listening.

Music is such a big part of society though. We describe how we feel and what has been going on in our life. Basically, they are poems that have a catchy beat. We express struggles, triumphs, and desires. Turner relates us listening to music like  seeing people objectively. For example if we  listen to a new song and have no idea who the artist is we are able to see a personality that no one has seen before. We can not judge what they look like or choices they have made in life. This is what makes music so awesome.

We all have a song that describes our life perfectly the trick is to find it no matter who sings it or what it truly means. This song is something  that no one may know about us and is like an outlet for us to relate to and connect with others.

We see many ignorant people reject artist because of their lifestyle or what we don’t agree with but the trick is for us to block out our bias and become objective. Listen to the song and connect.

*Kamrie Reed

You can purchase the book here on Random House Publishing

*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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I am a ragamuffin free-falling into the unknown asking God to guide me. I am passionate about being Jesus to the needy. I want to provide a place to conversate about life and love. Find me at http://scarletcordm.com
  • http://twitter.com/Zacinator Zac Cross

    We see many ignorant people reject artist because of their lifestyle or what we don’t agree with but the trick is for us to block out our bias and become objective. Listen to the song and connect.

    That is an excellent point. Not sure if you have ever heard of Sigur Rós, but they are this awesome icelandic band. You have probably heard some of there songs on soundtracks if anything. If you are looking for where to start I recommend ( ) as the album you should start with (yes, ( ), is the album title)! Anyways, their lead singer, Jónsi, is releasing a solo album this year called Go. Well I heard an interview and found out he had a boyfriend named Alex. I am sure some would say, 'Oh Man, he's gay, you shouldn't listen to them.' Well too bad, Sigur Rós is awesome, plus you can't understand the lyrics anyway haha.

    I will definitely have to check the book out, I love MPT's blog and the sample chapter I read was really cool.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylelreed

      Zac, as a brother of Kamrie it is my brotherly obligation that give her sigur ros to listen to. She has a great wide range of music which I am proud to have been apart of.

  • http://twitter.com/Zacinator Zac Cross

    We see many ignorant people reject artist because of their lifestyle or what we don’t agree with but the trick is for us to block out our bias and become objective. Listen to the song and connect.

    That is an excellent point. Not sure if you have ever heard of Sigur Rós, but they are this awesome icelandic band. You have probably heard some of there songs on soundtracks if anything. If you are looking for where to start I recommend ( ) as the album you should start with (yes, ( ), is the album title)! Anyways, their lead singer, Jónsi, is releasing a solo album this year called Go. Well I heard an interview and found out he had a boyfriend named Alex. I am sure some would say, 'Oh Man, he's gay, you shouldn't listen to them.' Well too bad, Sigur Rós is awesome, plus you can't understand the lyrics anyway haha.

    I will definitely have to check the book out, I love MPT's blog and the sample chapter I read was really cool.

  • http://www.technologyright.com/ Jason

    I am going to have to buy this book. There has always been a struggle in my life between secular and Christian music. I hate to even call it Christian music – just wish it could all be music! Anyway . . . loved the review – I for one could definitely focus more on blocking my bias – not just in music – but in all areas of life.

  • Tyler

    These are some interesting thoughts. What do you mean when you say, “reject an artist?”

    • http://scarletcordministries.wordpress.com Kamrie Reed

      When I say reject an artist, I mean someone may say don’t listen to them because they are gay or they are living with their boyfriend. The people reject the artist music before they even listen to them.

  • http://twitter.com/matthewralph Matthew Ralph

    I pre-ordered the book so I can't wait to dig into it when it arrives. Reading reviews like this one only make me look forward to it more.