To be entered in the churched giveaway, please leave a comment below. Anything will be accepted, but it might be fun hearing your thoughts on how your experiences of attending church have impacted the faith you have today. I will randomly draw a name on Wednesday morning and post the winner in a new blog post then!
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.
I’ve enjoyed the chats I’ve had with Matthew Paul Turner (visit his website / order the book here). The conversations are always open and challenging. We might not agree on some things, but we do share a passion for Jesus Christ. Be sure to check out his site and his prior books as well!
And the winner is….Tommy Parke! Sorry for the delay (wasn’t too bad of a day while wife was away, I must say). No excuses! I’ll contact ya Tommy to get ya the book!
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