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Description - Churched by Matthew Paul Turner

He spent his childhood trapped within the confines of countless bizarre, strict rules. And lived to tell about it. In this first-hand account, author Matthew Paul Turner shares amusing-sometimes cringe-worthy-and poignant stories about growing up in a fundamentalist household, where even well-intentioned contemporary Christian music was proclaimed to be "of the devil." "churched "is a collection of stories that detail an American boy's experiences growing up in a culture where men weren't allowed let their hair grow to touch their ears ("an abomination "), women wouldn't have been caught dead in a pair of pants (unless swimming), and the pastor couldn't preach a sermon without a healthy dose of hellfire and brimstone. Matthew grapples with the absurdity of a Sunday School Barbie burning, the passionate annual boxing match between the pastor and Satan, and the holiness of being baptized a fifth time-while growing into a young man who, amidst the chaotic mess of religion, falls

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400074716
ISBN-10: 1400074711
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 142mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
Publisher: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew Paul Turner

Matthew Paul Turner is a social and cultural commentator for today. The author of The Christian Culture Survival Guide and The Coffeehouse Gospel, he has also served as editor-in-chief for CCM, the nation's leading Christian entertainment magazine, and music and entertainment editor for Crosswalk.com, the world's largest Christian website. Matthew is also a frequent contributor to Relevant magazine. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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