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Who among us has not experienced hearing a song that moved us deeply, that spoke to us in a truly spiritual way? Millions of fans around the world have found that inspiration in the music of U2, arguably the biggest band in the world today. This engaging and informative book examines the spirituality that drives U2, a band whose influence has spread far beyond music and whWho among us has not experienced hearing a song that moved us deeply, that spoke to us in a truly spiritual way? Millions of fans around the world have found that inspiration in the music of U2, arguably the biggest band in the world today. This engaging and informative book examines the spirituality that drives U2, a band whose influence has spread far beyond music and whose songs encourage listeners to put their faith into action for the sake of the poor and marginalized....

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ISBN : 9780664232177
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 142 Pages
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We Get to Carry Each Other Reviews

  • Neil Coulter
    2018-10-10 14:09

    We Get to Carry Each Other is an okay book. Greg Garrett draws on a large number of other writings by and about U2, integrating these quotes into a discussion about the ways that U2 models and advocates for the Christian life. His three big themes are: Belief, Communion (and ecclesia), and Social Justice. The writing meanders quite a bit within those themes, and I felt sometimes that a sharper focus--perhaps if the books was organized into shorter, more focused readings, rather than a few longer chapters--would have been a stronger presentation. For me the most useful part of the book was the Introduction, in which Garrett argues for the value in looking at U2 from a theological perspective. I would happily recommend that chapter to almost anyone--especially those who don't believe there can be anything worthwhile from such a discussion, or people who are unaware of the Christian background to U2's work.Garrett references other Christian writers, like Brian McLaren, Scot McKnight, and N. T. Wright, almost as much as he quotes U2. If you've read those authors (especially McLaren and McKnight), then you'll have a good idea of whether you'll enjoy We Get to Carry Each Other. Not my favorite book about U2, but not a bad book either.

  • Annette
    2018-09-29 14:04

    I read it, but not as deeply .... as in, with the playlists the book suggests. I plan to re-read it again with the playlist request as it will enhance things so much more. All that being said, I love how this book shows the integration of the Gospel message in U2's music, and how they get things across without being overtly "preachy" ..... preachy, that is, as in "you better believe in Jesus or you'll burn in hell." If you're looking to enhance your understanding of real Gospel values -- especially from a social justice standpoint -- you can't go wrong with this one!

  • Jim
    2018-09-19 14:13

    In 1985, Rolling Stone proclaimed U2 as the band that matters most, perhaps even "the only band that matters." This book does a great job exploring why that claim might remain true to this day, especially focusing on the theological/spiritual side of the band's work. The author explores the band's work/witness in three areas: belief, community, and social justice, in what is certainly an interesting and thought provoking read. The author puts to words much of what I have always felt and thought about the band over these many years.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-10 12:14

    It's taken me two years to read this book, little by little, mainly on Sundays when I needed a little more than what I was getting at church that day. ;) It's extremely thought-provoking and more than just a little inspiring. I found myself taking notes and highlighting passages more often than not.

  • Suzanne
    2018-10-01 12:07

    "Something about them [U2] commands both affection and admiration. What they are doing in their music, in performances, and in the public sphere somehow causes people to identify them with holy and transformative times in their own lives, and somehow calls them to something higher and nobler." (page 11)This quote and Chapter 2 is the reason I LOVE LOVE LOVE this band!

  • Tim Beck
    2018-09-29 12:31

    i love U2 - but this hardly keeping my attention as an avid U2 fan, this was a little disappointing.it took me a while to get through this book. i had to keep coming back to it. parts were interesting, but most seemed pretentious and overdone. it was as though Greg Garrett was trying, to hard - to be spiritual. lots of quotes from U2. lots. forced writing.

  • Emily
    2018-10-15 15:15

    I don't know what I should have expected from a book like this, but the tone was both pretentious and gushing, and the author was trying too hard. Still, I'm excited to see U2 in concert in June.

  • Andy Shadburne
    2018-09-18 10:04

    3.5 stars. It was good and worth reading, but it's heavy handed at times.

  • Sharon
    2018-09-20 14:07

    This book is a must read if you are Christian and a U2 fan. I really liked it!!

  • Ron
    2018-10-01 11:11

    Clear and compelling insights into the music and spirituality of U2's music and lives.

  • Jill
    2018-09-28 12:21

    In the middle of the U2charists at Joy's church.... these were so uplifting, so I decided to look further into how belief was such a big part of [email protected]'s music.

  • Lon
    2018-09-28 15:13

    Just started. Looking forward to this.

  • Jennifer Shah
    2018-10-15 15:15

    Really great read, getting behind the scenes of what makes the members of U2 tick. I've always liked U2, but now I have a newfound respect for them.