I loved this book! Rev. Edington writes with such great ease and holds your attention. I am not a bookworm and don’t usually get tied down with a book; but it was hard for me to put down Bring Your Own God as I read about my brother Woody Guthrie’s religion and his spiritual life. I read it through in one sitting. Bravo!
Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon. Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sister of Woody Guthrie.
Bring Your Own God—The Spirituality of Woody Guthrie welcomes us to join Woody as he travels that ribbon of highway on his life’s journey. Like Edington’s classic The Beat Face of God, which details the spirituality of Jack Kerouac and other Beat Generation writers, this book opens up doors into the heart and soul of an extraordinary man who remains a voice for all people. Bring Your Own God provides us with a fresh look and deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of one of the twentieth century’s iconic artists.
David Amram. Mr. Amram is an acclaimed and multitalented musician, composer, and author. His many compositions include Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie.
Woody Guthrie was and remains a creative writer against greed and against those who infl ict poverty and hardships on others. He has been and is an inspirational hero to those who fi ght poverty and pain. Through the years, Woody has been accused of many unpatriotic activities, and numerous writings have been levied against him. He has been the subject of books and articles both negative and positive about his life and about his creativity. However, until Rev. Stephen Edington became interested, very little has been written about his spiritual beliefs. This book shows why Woody was a man of love, compassion, and creativity in spite of sadness, hardships, tragedy, and other emotional blockages.
Guy Logsdon. Mr. Logsdon is a noted Woody Guthrie Scholar from Tulsa, Oklahoma.