Interview with Author Dean MacNeil (Part 4 of 8)

The Bible and Bob Marley: Half the Story Has Never Been ToldHow do you feel this book will affect people’s perceptions about Marley?

The book offers a new perspective on Marley. Through my analysis, Marley emerges as a thoughtful and intriguing interpreter of the Bible in his lyrics. This is a side of Marley that has not been adequately appreciated. But hopefully the book will affect people’s perceptions about the Bible as well. People have looked at the Bible as something for specialists to study, but Marley shows us that active and fruitful engagement with scripture does not require specialized training. To use a musical analogy, some of the best songwriters are self-taught musicians.