Hokey Pokey: Curious People Finding What Life's All About

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We all want to discover our purpose-to find the place where our passions align with God's perfect will. Yet it seems that many people are continually searching for something more. The frequent result? We find ourselves stepping in and out of careers, trying to shake our doubts, and seemingly spinning in circles.

Popular author Matthew Paul Turner explores the universal desire to live with purpose. Packing his hipster humor and irreverent sensibilities, Matthew takes to the road to collect uncommon wisdom from people who are living out their calling-from pastors, to professors, to the guy next door. Each conversation offers personal insights for finding our place in God's big picture and young adults will be encouraged and challenged in their pursuit of a life well lived.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781445368
  • Publisher: Cook, David C
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Blank Series
  • Edition description: New edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Paul Turner knows all about career transitions. As the former editor of CCM magazine, Christian entertainment's premiere publication, Matthew got his auspicious start stuffing envelopes after graduating from Belmont University. he is the author of several books, including the Christian pop culture tour-de-force, The Chrsitian Culture Survival Guide (Relevant Books). Matthew and his wife, Jessica, reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     9
Author's note     11
Introduction     13
A curious path     25
Free enough to dance     39
It's not about you     63
Searching for a burning bush     85
Everybody needs a Yoda     109
Waiting on God is a contact sport     131
A change will do you good     153
Sometimes truth hurts     169
God paints (and we are his art)     185

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2008

    Written with wit and sensitivity┬┐

    Matthew Paul Turner, author of Hokey Pokey, shares the stories of other people. Turner learned long ago the importance of listening. Few people have learned that lesson. He shares his experience of volunteering in a nursing home. Bingo Night was the highlight of the resident¿s week. The lesson he learned was to ¿focus on what God has given me in the here and now.¿ At the end of each section are question to assist you in ¿finding what life is all about.¿ The key to this book lies in the subtitle, finding, not found. We should never stop searching. We should never stop growing. I found the story of Turner¿s first dance was very touching. He was brought up in a strict Christian household and taught that dancing was wrong. A substitute teacher assured him that was ridiculous. She taught her class to do the Hokey Pokey. Turner states that he felt free for the first time in his life. Hokey Pokey is written with much wit and sensitivity. Turner forces readers to examine their own life.

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