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Churched Audiobook

Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess

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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 to 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.

©2011 Matthew Paul Turner (P)2011 Matthew Paul Turner

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    I related well to a lot of the stories. I really appreciate the authors perspective. They accounts are well written.

    There were several times where there's a sentence repeated. I think this is a mistake in production and editing.

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    Bloopers weren't edited out. Entire story had a bit of a sarcastic, over the top, trying too hard to be funny kind of tone to it. The epilogue and conclusion were best.

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