Bob Dylan : a spiritual life /

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Washington, D.C. : BP Books in association with WND Books,, United States, p.xviii, 285 pages ; (2017)



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Popular music, Religious aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index."Never before has a book like this one delved into the spiritual odyssey of cultural icon Bob Dylan. Tracking an American original--from his Jewish roots to his controversial embrace of Jesus to his enduring legacy as the composer of the Tempest album--Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life delivers the story of a man in dogged pursuit of redemption. Based on years of research and original interviews, this book sorts through the myths and misunderstandings and reveals Dylan to be both traditional and radical in the way he expresses his spiritual quest for purpose and meaning. 'Call Dylan whatever you want, but the name won't stick,' said foreword writer and film director Scott Derrickson. 'What does stick is his music, in part because his songs contain a deep, abiding spirituality that moves listeners like me more than the songs of any other artist.'"--Dust jacket flap.Chief commander blues -- 1961-1969: Escaping on a run -- 1970-1979: Don't mind the driving rain -- 1980-1989: Ring them bells, ye heathen -- 1990-1999: Murmurs of prayers -- 2000-2009: No need to confess again -- 2010-2016: Stand by me.