Accolades

“Absolutely fascinating. No Marley scholar should be without it.” – Jamaica Gleaner

“A breath of fresh air in biblical studies . . . appreciated for its clarity of thought, freshness of ideas, scholarly innovation, and lucid theological discourse on Marley’s use of the Bible in song.” – Nathaniel S. Murrell, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina Wilmington

“I believe that Bob Marley would have approved of this treatment of his songs by Dean MacNeil.” – Stephen C. A. Jennings, Pastor of the Mona Circuit of Baptist Churches in Kingston, Jamaica

“Highly recommended.” – Carolyn Cooper, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

“Wonderful analysis of Bob’s use of the Bible.” – J. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary

“The result of MacNeil’s careful and meticulous thesis is that Marley emerges as a very thoughtful, interesting, and provocative interpreter of the Bible in his lyrics.” – Daniel Smith-Christopher, Professor of Old Testament, Loyola Marymount University

“Dean’s book is a godsend, a real help to those of us in Rastafari Studies.” – Darren J. N. Middleton, Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University

“Dean’s knowledge—both of Bob Marley and the Bible—is deep and penetrating. The thoroughness of his work is impressive.” – Rodney Clapp, author and editor

“MacNeil’s approach is relentlessly thorough and scholarly, yet accessible to all.” – Joseph Bernier, artist and teacher

“Often it takes an artist or musician to explain the relevance of the Bible to everyday life. Bob Marley was obviously one of those guys. But so is Dean MacNeil!” – Brian T. Newman, seminarian