Join Greg Laurie, pastor and bestselling author of Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon, as he takes you on a personal journey into the life and legend of Johnny Cash.
At the peak of his career, Cash had done it all—living the ultimate rags-to-riches story of growing up on a cotton farm in the Deep South to becoming a Nashville and Hollywood sensation, singing alongside heroes like Elvis Presley and performing for several American presidents.
But through all of this, Cash was troubled. By the time he released the iconic Man in Black album in 1971, the middle-aged icon was broken down, hollow-eyed, and wrung out.
In his search for peace, Cash became embroiled in controversy. He was arrested five times in seven years. His drug- and alcohol-induced escapades led to car accidents and a forest fire that devastated 508 acres. His time was divided between Jesus and jail, gospel tunes and the “Cocaine Blues.”
But by the end of his life, Cash was speaking openly about his “unshakeable faith.” What caused the superstar to turn from his conflicting passions to embrace a life in Christ?
Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon dives deep into the singer’s inner demons, triumphs, and gradual return to faith. Laurie interviews Cash’s family, friends, and business associates to reveal how the singer’s true success came through finding the only Person whose star was bigger than his own.
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About the Author
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship and the founder of Harvest Crusades, a nationwide evangelistic event that has drawn in more than 8.8 million people since 1990. He is the featured speaker of the nationally syndicated radio program, “A New Beginning,” and hosts a weekly television program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Laurie has authored over 70 books including “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon,” which was accompanied by a film.
Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for more than 40 years and they have two sons: Christopher and Jonathan. Greg and Cathe have five grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Grapes of Cash 19
Chapter 2 Cottoning to Christ 31
Chapter 3 Meet Me in Heaven 41
Chapter 4 Finding His Voice 49
Chapter 5 High School Confidential 57
Chapter 6 The Man in Blue 65
Chapter 7 A Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White Dream 73
Chapter 8 Cash Rich and Spiritually Poor 81
Chapter 9 I Walk the Line 87
Chapter 10 Go West Young Man 93
Chapter 11 Say Goodbye to Hollywood 99
Chapter 12 The Black Hole 105
Chapter 13 One Man, Two Personalities 113
Chapter 14 El Paso Times 121
Chapter 15 End of the Line 127
Chapter 18 Free Man Freefall 133
Chapter 17 The Cave 139
Chapter 18 Cleanup Time 145
Chapter 19 Folsom 151
Chapter 20 Good Times, Bad Times 161
Chapter 21 Country Superstar 167
Chapter 22 Brother Billy and Tricky Dick 175
Chapter 23 A Cog in the Wheel 183
Chapter 24 Let's Talk About Jesus 189
Chapter 25 The Gospel Road 199
Chapter 26 A C-Plus Christian 207
Chapter 27 Fair to Middling 215
Chapter 28 A Contrast in Kings 223
Chapter 29 Swimming in Different Directions 231
Chapter 30 Where's Waldo? 237
Chapter 31 Rock Bottom and Top of the Pops 245
Chapter 32 Kicked to the Curb 253
Chapter 33 Into the Fire 263
Chapter 34 Then Came Branson 273
Chapter 35 The Wanderer Comes Home 279
Chapter 36 Resurrection 287
Chapter 37 Hip Icon 295
Chapter 38 (Spiritual) House of Cash 303
Chapter 39 The Man Comes Around 311
Chapter 40 Unshakeable Faith 319
Selected Bibliography 335