Westminster John Knox PressThe Gospel according to Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Redemption, from Asbury Park to Magic
For over three decades Bruce Springsteen's signature sound and poetic lyrics, which captures a certain glory found in the struggles of everyday life, have attracted fans and critics from around the globe. In The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen, Jeffrey Symynkywicz shows that a large part of Springsteen's enduring popularity is due in part to the way that his music connects to the human condition. Symynkywicz suggests that Springsteen's music helps us to make sense of the many complicated threads in our lives - especially in our experience with sin and redemption, faith and hope. Using a clear and inviting style, Symynkywicz treats each of Springsteen's albums as a chapter, exploring the history and context of Springsteen's music and the ways in which his songs express these spiritual themes.
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