Skip to comments.The gospel according to Justin Bieber
Posted on 09/28/2011 1:46:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Justin Bieber is one of the world's most famous pop stars but is also decidedly more Jesusy than his day job might lead some to believe.
When the young Canadian-born singer burst onto the scene, he was discovered in part by singing Christian songs on YouTube. But that is just the beginning of Bieber's faith journey, spelled out in a new book on the young star.
Cathleen Falsani sarcastically self-proclaims she is the "pre-eminent Justin Bieber scholar in North America."
Falsani has penned "Belieber! Fame, Faith, and the Heart of Justin Bieber," a book exploring the faith life of the tween sensation.
An award-winning religion journalist and a nationally syndicated columnist on the God beat, Falsani came to writing about Bieber almost accidentally.
"I was aware of who he was as a cultural figure. I was aware that he existed, that he was young, cute as a button and Canadian and that his music wasn't something that I generally listened to," she said.
She stumbled across an interview Bieber did with Rolling Stone magazine in which he talked about God. "I was like, 'OK, this is interesting. Let's see if this is any different than all of the other young 'Christian' pop stars or actors.' "
She was intrigued by the "tone and tenor" of what the young teen had to say about his faith, so she dug deeper. Her young adopted son Vasco was talking about Bieber at the time, and a friend told her she ought to write a book on "the gospel according to Justin Bieber."
What she found was a compelling story of a young man born to an 18-year-old single woman who lost and then found her faith and her way back to church.
(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...
I heard he had Michael Jackson’s other glove ...
Someone should check the lyrics and videos he produces and see how “jesusy” they are.
that assignment would constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" by any humane standard
Someone won’t be me.
I think the guy is probably the anti-Christ! /sarc