Interview with Author Dean MacNeil (Part 5 of 8)

The Bible and Bob Marley: Half the Story Has Never Been ToldWhat was the most difficult or challenging part of your process?

I don’t want to say challenging because it was a labor of love, but the foundation of the book is a comprehensive study of biblical references in all of Marley’s songs. I catalogued each biblical reference by song, album, biblical book, and biblical book type. I then analyzed the data looking for patterns and trends. It took a lot of effort to be this thorough, but I felt it was necessary in order to really understand Marley’s use of the Bible.