Bob Dylan’s spiritual biography’s explanation of ‘God-talk’


Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Nothing is quite so shocking as finding out something new about somebody you thought you understood.

Millions of Americans have grown up with the work of Bob Dylan and have followed his evolution over time, from the iconic folk and protest icon who defined the spirit of the 1960s, to the gospel singer of the 1970s and the Nobel prize winner and poet, painter and artist of today.

Entire college classes are dedicated to interpreting Dylan’s output.

Yet debate continues to surround the faith of Bob Dylan, a man of Jewish descent whose public embrace of Jesus Christ as Messiah shocked the American cultural elite.

Now, a new book, “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life,” provides the definitive answer, describing the spiritual journey of one of the most dominant figures in American culture of the last century.

The book is the number one new release in the category of “Philosopher Biographies” at and boasts unanimous five star reviews from readers.

The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed author Scott Marshall on the importance of his book.

“As it turns out, it’s tough to ignore the impact of Dylan’s Jewish roots and the impact that Jesus has had on Dylan – they’re both a part of his story,” Marshall told the publication. “He just turned 76, seemingly past retirement age, but he’s still on the road and in the studio. And last October there was plenty of controversy when he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Trust me when I say it’s a similar situation going on when it comes to his spiritual journey over the decades: plenty of intriguing stories, competing voices, humor, conflict. Dylan sings and speaks when he feels like it. When he feels like going silent, he does that.”

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