I’ve only read one other book by Stephen Nichols and I really enjoyed it. This one came to my attention earlier this week:
And here’s a blurb:
Subtly weaving Bible stories together with intriguing details of the lives of blues musicians such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, Nichols reveals what blues music teaches about sin, suffering, alienation, and worship. He delves into how the blues can intensify our understanding of bondage to sin and redemption and how the blues encourage us to strive for justice and righteousness.
I think I’ve mentioned before how much we appreciate Blues. Anytime we listen to something from our collection, I think about those themes mentioned in the blurb. I attempted to start a similar blogging series a few months ago with my posts about Son House (part 1 and part 2). I simply lacked the time needed to do the research. I am definitely buying this book!