From the Back Cover
Justin Bieber's meteoric rise from a regular kid in small-town Canada to "the most fa- mous teenager on the planet" has captivated the imagination of a generation of young devotees known as "Beliebers." With record-setting album sales, more than 11 million followers on Twitter and the highest-grossing concert film of all time, the 17-year-old pop star has legions of fans around the globe who hang on his every word.
Is there something more to Bieber's unprecedented success than his innate cuteness and preternatural musical talents? Could a powerful spiritual yearning be lurking be- hind all the purple and puppy-love lyrics?
With the keen eye of a veteran religion journalist and culture watcher, Cathleen Falsani takes an in-depth look at how the bold yet humble faith of this teenage ubercelebrity is not only a key to his staggering popularity, but an influence that is shaping the lives and hearts of young people (and more than a few of their parents) worldwide.
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About the Author
Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning journalist and author. Currently a columnist for Religion News Service and an editor for Sojourners
in Washington, D.C., she is best known for her personal interview profiles of Barack Obama, Bono of U2, Elie Wiesel, Anne Rice, Studs Terkel, Annie Lennox and many other notables. She is the author of three critically acclaimed books and was the religion writer for the Chicago Sun-Times
from 2000-2010. She and her husband live in Laguna Beach, California, with their son.