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.
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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.
You can purchase the book here on Random House Publishing
*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.