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Author: Scott M. Marshall Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781538485118
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Never before has a book like this one delved into the spiritual odyssey of cultural icon Bob Dylan. Tracking an American original—from his Jewish roots to his controversial embrace of Jesus to his enduring legacy as the composer of the Tempest album—Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life delivers the story of a man in dogged pursuit of redemption.

Based on years of research and original interviews, this book sorts through the myths and misunderstandings and reveals Dylan to be both traditional and radical in the way he expresses his spiritual quest for purpose and meaning. “Call Dylan whatever you want, but the name won’t stick,” said foreword writer and film director Scott Derrickson. What does stick is his music, in part because his songs contain a deep, abiding spirituality that moves listeners more than the songs of any other artist.

Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life bridges the gap between purpose and meaning in grand fashion. It offers listeners an informative, entertaining, and nuanced look into Bob Dylan’s spiritual odyssey.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Well researched and energetically argued, a challenging new view of a complicated man.”

    Eric Alterman, award–winning journalist

  • “With lucid prose and a compelling narrative, Scott Marshall demonstrates that Bob Dylan’s religious sensibilities have been constant throughout his remarkable career, not episodic. This book contributes significantly to our understanding of the enigmatic Nobel laureate.”

    Randall Balmer, Emmy Award nominee

  • “Scott Marshall comes as close as anyone ever will to documenting the complete and complex record of Bob Dylan’s continuing spiritual journey.”

    Jeffrey Gaskill, Grammy-nominated producer

  • “Marshall patiently (and respectfully) connects the dots left behind by the artist himself over a half century recording career. The result is the richest, most complete understanding of Dylan the Radical Monotheist to date.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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About the Author

Scott M. Marshall earned his MA in journalism in 2002. Since then, he has taught many introductory communication courses, journalism, and public speaking. Marshall currently lives in northeast Georgia.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.