The Bible and Bob Marley: Half the Story Has Never Been Told
With a Bible and guitar, Bob Marley set out to conquer the world of popular music. Rising from humble origins to international stardom, he worked tirelessly to spread a dual message of resistance and redemption–a message inspired by his reading of scripture. Marley’s constant reliance on the Bible throughout the stages of his artistic and spiritual paths is an integral part of his story that has not been sufficiently told–until now. This is the first book written on Bob Marley as biblical interpreter. It answers the question, What light does biblical scholarship shed on Marley’s interpretation, and what can Marley teach biblical scholars? Focusing on the parts of the Bible that Marley quotes most often in his lyrics, MacNeil provides a close analysis of Marley’s interpretation
Dean MacNeil holds an MA in theology from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in English Literature from the University of Michigan. His interests lie in the intersection of music and theology. MacNeil has worked in the music industry for two decades and is a lifelong musician. He lives in Los Angeles, where he has served in young adult and music ministries.
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