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Greg Laurie's New Book 'The Faith of Johnny Cash': 'When He Messed Up, He Acknowledged It and Turned Back to the Lord'

Chris Woodward : Oct 23, 2019  Chris Woodward via Toddstarnes.com

"Johnny was a real man, he was authentic, he was truthful, (and) that's why we like him. When he fell, he acknowledged he fell, and when he messed up, he turned back to the Lord." -Greg Laurie

(Los Angeles, CA) — [Reprinted with permission from Todd Starnes] Many pastors write books about people in the Bible or about their own journey and faith, but Greg Laurie, the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship takes a different approach. (Image: via ToddStarnes.com)

Instead of writing a book about John the Baptist, he wrote a book about the faith of Johnny Cash.

"Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon" is in bookstores... Laurie is also the author of "Finding Steve McQueen."

"I think I can connect to a modern audience by telling stories about icons they're familiar with," Laurie told The Todd Starnes Show. "I say, 'Here's a guy you know, here's the guy you think is cool, and he was cool, but the thing you don't know possibly is that he had deep faith in Jesus Christ.'" Raised in the church, Cash never stopped believing in Jesus Christ.

"But his story is more of a story of struggle," Laurie added. "Johnny once said, 'Johnny is the good guy, Cash gives me all the trouble,' so he had the battle of the natures going on."

Cash also battled drug addiction for many years. He found redemption in God.

"Johnny was a real man, he was authentic, he was truthful, (and) that's why we like him," said Laurie, whose family is from Arkansas and may be related to Cash's. "When he fell, he acknowledged he fell, and when he messed up, he turned back to the Lord."

It was a faith that Cash wanted to share through music.

"He originally actually wanted to be a Gospel singer, and Johnny was doing Gospel when he was a hit, after he was a hit, and then some."

Laurie added that Cash is a hit with people of all ages.

"When I was signing copies of this book recently I was signing them for someone's grandfather and someone's grandchild," he explained. "This is a book for people who struggle, but there is redemption, and if any life shows that, it's Johnny Cash's life." Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here







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