* KEITH GREEN, BOB DYLAN, AND THE GOSPEL SEASON OF ROCK, 1977-1982
"When a California hippie named Keith Green embraced Christianity, he did so with such an exceptional zeal that it shook the budding Contemporary Christian Music Industry. His friendship with legendary rock star Bob Dylan simultaneously helped unleash a brief gospel season of rock.
Dylan's release of Slow Train Coming, and profession of faith, equally stunned the rock-and-roll world. But both men soon found that it was not so easy to serve somebody. As Keith and his life partner Melody relocated from southern California to east Texas, their perceptions of the faith changed. So, too, in fairly short order a saved Bob Dylan needed a shot of love.
In this lively book, professional historian John W. Sherman overviews the remarkable life of Keith Green, recounts the twists and turns of Dylan's flirtation with evangelical religion, and briefly reminisces on both from his timely perch as a student at Baylor University--mecca of Southern Baptist culture."
By John Wesley Sherman, independently published (February 24, 2023), paperback, 85 pages, ISBN 979-8986904726 Thank you to Knut Högvall for the information.