Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rock n' Roll and Redemption

In yet another book that attempts to find all the redemption offered beneath a dirty hood, here is a new book on The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen (somewhere my dad is groaning). Although I'm not sure how much a Unitarian Universalist minister-author really gets "the Gospel," these ten themes look intriguing enough to make me buy the book. I've done a talk on a similar topic, "A Reason to Believe: Spiritual Longing in the Music of Bruce Springsteen," so I think there is something to do this. Suffice it to say, I'm intrigued.

1 comment:

John Muether said...

Sean,

I am nearly as enamored with the Boss as you are, but I am not buying the premise of this book. For one, WJK's "Gospel According to" series is running on empty. And what's with the picture of Springsteen on the NPR link? He looks like Bob Barker's replacement on the Price is Right.