Matthew Paul Turner's Bio:
Raised in a fundamental Baptist church, and having coveted one of the Christian music industry’s most high-profile positions, Matthew Paul Turner is ready to share 27 years of experience in his first book, The Christian Culture Survival Guide: The Misadventures of an Outsider on the Inside.
Humorous and candid, The Christian Culture Survival Guide is geared toward those looking for something more in their Christian faiths. Turner combines personal stories, cultural commentary and comical lists to create a guide unlike anything available in today’s book market.
“I’ve seen a lot of good and bad things happen in Christian culture,” laughs Turner. “Christians have a tendency to take themselves a little too seriously. I wanted to break that trend. Survival is meant to be a funny account about growing up in the church. Anyone who’s ever been to a church service will relate to something in this book.”
Former editor of Christian entertainment’s leading music periodical, CCM Magazine, Turner is the first to admit he’s experienced a sometimes fractured spiritual upbringing, rotating among several churches. Despite these challenges, Turner’s ability to relay and interpret “religious” perspective will provide hope to readers searching for renewed faith in the church.
The Christian Culture Survival Guide is just one of several new endeavors Turner has been working on since his departure from CCM Magazine in July 2003. He is a regularly featured contributor to Relevant Magazine, HomeLife Magazine and Christian Single.
Turner also founded Dotted Line Media & Entertainment, a company dedicated to finding creative and innovative ways to present the truth about Christ in culture.
Additionally, Turner has toured the country, speaking to young people about their relevance in Christ and how media influences believers.
Throughout the last decade, Turner has held many other roles linked to Christian music, including concert booker for famous coffeehouse Jammin’ Java and music/entertainment editor for Crosswalk.com.
Turner is a 1996 graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Music Business. He currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. and will be married in October 2004.
Visit Matthew Paul's website at www.MatthewPaulTurner.com