Last week, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings released “Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981.” This latest volume in the Bob Dylan “Bootleg Series” focuses on a three-year period known as “the gospel years,” when Dylan churned out three albums of Christian-themed songs.
This nine-disc box set showcases the legendary folk singer as a man of faith and deep spirituality. And although many people believe Dylan left Christianity behind when he started recording secular music again, one author who has thoroughly researched Dylan’s life and career begs to differ. In fact, he thinks the release of this new box set is evidence Dylan remains a Christian to this day.
“Obviously this is something that Dylan is aware of and approved, because it’s an official release,” Scott Marshall said during a recent interview on Frontpage Radio.
Indeed, Dylan’s official website has been heavily promoting the new release.
In his book “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life,” Marshall fully explores Dylan’s spiritual odyssey, from his Jewish roots through his embrace of Christianity through the present day. He argues Dylan never renounced his faith in Jesus, despite what some public sources have said.