Synopses & Reviews
Who was Johnny Cash? Rock star? Preacher? Drug addict? Saint? In truth, the Man in Black lived long enough and hard enough to embody all of these and much more. He was a musical legend, a one-of-a-kind communicator, an American icon but someone that could never be pigeonholed.
Cash's faith in God was no different: "I'm still a Christian, as I have been all my life," he once said. "Beyond that I get complicated." Cash's faith wasn't smooth, slick, or sweet it was grizzled, challenged, broken, and messy. But it was real. Unlike any other book written about Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around: The Spiritual Journey of Johnny Cash chronicles with vivid detail the highs and lows that took place within this man's life-long spiritual journey. It illuminates the deep, unending love he had for his music, his wife, and his God.
Painstakingly researched and adorned with vivid, narrative detail, The Man Comes Around shows the impact this American legend has made not only in American music, but in eternity. After hearing his story, you'll never hear his music the same again.
Foreword by Dan Haseltine, lead singer for Jars of Clay.
"As you read this book, you will find a thread of redemption in the life of this man." Dan Haseltine
From the cotton fields of Arkansas to the streets of Memphis to the gospel road in Israel, this comprehensive, dripping-with-detail book on the spiritual journey of Johnny Cash will take the reader on an odyssey of earthy, working man's music and war-torn, complex Christianity. (Motivation)
About the Author
Dave Urbanski is a writer, a music critic, editor and book development director. After receiving his Master's degree in English & American Literature, he spent several years freelance writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Tribune before heading out west to work for Youth Specialties, Inc., which has been providing training and resources for Christian youth pastors for more than three decades. Urbanski was the editor of the award winning Youthworker Journal from 1996 through 2000 and now works in the YS product department where he manages books from conception to birth. He lives in San Diego, California.
Table of Contents
I. Introduction: A One-Man Mt. Rushmore of American Rock
1. I Am Bound for the Promised Land
2. Can You Hear the Angels?
3. God's Got His Hand on You
5. Come On In!
6. Demon Pill Possession
7. Nickajack Cave & the Way Home
8. Behold, All Things Become New
9. The Johnny Cash Show
10. Altar Call
11. Gospel Road
12. Meeting the Man in White
13. The Wanderer
14. American Recordings
16. Solitary Man
17. The Man Comes Around
19. "Everyone I Know Goes Away in the End"