Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess (Google eBook)
Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, Oct 7, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
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 in love with Jesus.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy MessUser Review - Jessie Weaver - Goodreads
From the bright yellow cover to the humorous tales within, Churched is a fun day's read. Turner, author of many works examining the Christian life, tells his own growing-up story in this easy-to-read ... Read full review
Review: Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy MessUser Review - Susan - Goodreads
Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess is Matthew Paul Turner's story of growing up in an Independent Baptist Church. And I must say, Turner's church sounds quite entertaining ... Read full review