One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God  -     By: Christian Scharen
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One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God

Baker Books / 2006 / Paperback

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U2 is widely hailed as the greatest rock and roll band in the world, and lead singer Bono is often seen in the media touting humanitarian goals. Now, author Christian Scharen provides a thoughtful look at the driving force behind the band.

Scharen reflects on how U2 "fits within the longer Christian tradition of voices that point us to the cross, to Jesus, and to the power of God's ways in the world." He explores the music's honest spiritual questioning, making comparisons to figures such as King David, St. Francis of Assisi, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Dorothy Day. Music lovers, pastors, and anyone on the path to God will value this book.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1587431696
ISBN-13: 9781587431692
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U2 is widely hailed as the greatest rock and roll band in the world, and lead singer Bono is often seen in the media touting humanitarian goals. Now Christian Scharen provides a thoughtful look at the driving force behind the band.

Bono and other band members are marked by the Christian faith of their Irish backgrounds. Scharen reflects on how U2 "fits within the longer Christian tradition of voices that point us to the cross, to Jesus, and to the power of God's ways in the world" as he explores the music's honest spiritual questioning.

Music lovers, pastors, and anyone on the path to God will value this book.

Author Bio

Christian Scharen (PhD, Emory University) teaches worship and contemporary culture at Luther Seminary and leads the research project on Learning Pastoral Imagination at Luther's Center for Faith and Life. He has authored a number of books, including Public Worship and Public Work. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Scharen has served congregations in California, Georgia, and Connecticut.

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