Hokey Pokey

Curious People Finding What Life Is All About

Non-Fiction - General
208 Pages
Reviewed on 03/11/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

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.