Bonus Interview with Author Dean MacNeil (Part 1 of 4)

The Bible and Bob Marley: Half the Story Has Never Been ToldDoes this book offer validation for Marley’s religion?

Well, I deal with biblical interpretation not religion. The point is not to convert people to Marley’s religion, but for them to learn about the Bible through the lens of Bob Marley, and how to draw life lessons from the Bible as Marley did. Scripture and experience were key for Marley, not religion. In fact, in June 1975 he stated that he didn’t have a religion, but rather “a natural thing you’re supposed to have.” Marley considered spirituality a thing of nature. In June 1976 he said, “Man can’t do without God. Just like you’re thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can’t do without God.”

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