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Belieber!: Faith, Fame, and the Heart of Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber’s rise from "regular kid" to one of the most famous people on the planet has captivated a nation of devoted fans called “Beliebers.” With hit records, 8 million followers on Twitter and the third-largest grossing documentary film of all time, the 17-year-old Canadian pop star dubbed “Super Boy” on Rolling Stone’s recent cover has countless fans who hang on his every word. But is there more to this pop idol’s startling success than his legendary haircut and unusual talent? “The success I’ve achieved...
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Justin Bieber’s rise from "regular kid" to one of the most famous people on the planet has captivated a nation of devoted fans called “Beliebers.” With hit records, 8 million followers on Twitter and the third-largest grossing documentary film of all time, the 17-year-old Canadian pop star dubbed “Super Boy” on Rolling Stone’s recent cover has countless fans who hang on his every word. But is there more to this pop idol’s startling success than his legendary haircut and unusual talent? “The success I’ve achieved comes ... from God,” Bieber says "I feel I have an obligation to plant little seeds with my fans. I'm not going to tell them, 'You need Jesus,' but I will say at the end of my show, 'God loves you.'” The bold yet humble faith that grounds Bieber's worldview may just be the key to his extraordinary appeal. Recognizing that music and film are the language of this new generation, author and religion journalist Cathleen Falsani's hope is that this book will encourage faith leaders as well as parents to engage with popular culture in a different way so they can better talk to their kids about what matters most.
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Seventeen-year-old superstar Justin Bieber has never concealed his faith. "I believe that Jesus died on a cross for my sins," he told a Billboard interviewer. "He's the reason that I'm here." His YouTube music video for "Pray," which has been viewed more than 48 million times, ends with the words, "God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer." Religion journalist Cathleen Falsani's Belieber! invites readers into the young Canadian singer's spiritual life, encouraging them to savor a message that might be lost otherwise in the media overload.

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Gr 9 Up—Award-winning religion columnist Cathleen Falsani looks at the influence of Christianity on Justin Bieber's life, music, and career in her book (Worthy Pub., 2022). Falsani is known for her insightful interviews that reveal the spiritual lives of cultural icons. Bieber's story begins with information about his mother, her struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol, and how she eventually turned her life over to God. Her commitment to Christianity shaped Justin's early life as he grew up embraced and supported by an Evangelical church family. Falsani illustrates how his career blossomed, and how his faith has continued to influence his rise to fame. She explores the decision, unpopular with many Christians, for Justin to become a pop singer and evangelize by performing to non-believers. Falsani points out the tremendous power of social media that allowed Bieber to promote his work and to stay in touch with his fans in a way previously unprecedented by other artists. The CD is peppered with quotes from Justin as well as many individuals who helped shape his life and career such as Usher and Scooter Braun, his manager. A PDF features a timeline, tweets from Justin and his mother, statistics, and additional information. The audiobook is read at a good pace by the author. Fans looking for a tell-all biography will likely be disappointed, but listeners curious about the true spiritual life of a pop icon may just become "Beliebers."—Lisa Hubler, Charles F. Brush High School, Lyndhurst, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936034772
  • Publisher: Worthy Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,171,615
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning religion journalist and author who specializes in the intersection of spirituality and popular culture. Currently a columnist for Religion News Service in Washington, D.C., Cathleen is best known for her personal interview profiles of Barack Obama, Bono of U2, Elie Wiesel, Hugh Hefner, Anne Rice, Dusty Baker, Melissa Etheridge, Studs Terkel, Michael Gerson, Annie Lennox and many other notables. She is the author of three critically acclaimed books The God Factor, Sin Boldly and The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers. Religion writer for the Chicago Sun-Times from 2000-2010, Cathleen now lives in Laguna Beach, California, with her husband, fellow author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maurice Possley, and their son, Vasco.
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Table of Contents


Giving Back

Note to Readers

Chapter 1:  Beliebing: An Introduction
Chapter 2:  In the Beginning

Bieber Bonus:  JUSTIN: A TIMELINE

Chapter 3:  The Fairy Godmanager
Chapter 4:  A Wing of Protection
Chapter 5:  Praying It Forward

Bieber Bonus:  THE FAITHFUL MOTHER

Chapter 6:  His World
Chapter 7:  Never Say Never

Bieber Bonus:  JUSTIN BY THE NUMBERS

Chapter 8:  #killemwithkindness

Chapter 9: Nobody's Perfect

Chapter 10:  Voice of a Generation

Bieber Bonus:  TALKING THE TALK

Bieber Bonus: TWEETS OF FAITH

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Help

    If you went to school with justin can you answer my question were you his girlfriend

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    I do 2 By tia

    I do 2 believe in talent or I wouldn' t had written that 2 him. I' m not going 2 fight about this but I AM going 2 say that Justin is the only 1 who should be able 2 say anything bad about himself, and even if he did I would tell him 2 cheer up. You bieberhaters just go read some other book if you would like 2 forget about Bieber. I don' t go posting on Taylor Lautner sites online cause I don' t like him. So don' t go attacking some awsomely hot Christian Canadian and let him get all the flak 4 nothing. Go post on somebody you do like instead and DO SOMETHING GOOD W/ YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    From zoe

    March 1 1994 a tuesday morning st.judes hospital in london ontario 12:56 a.m. 7 pounds and 11 ounces

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Rachel

    Justin is 2 die for :) ;))))
    I love him you should
    To :)))))))))

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    I want it!!

    I read the free sample and u should sooo buy it and by the way to all u haters jb is sexy talented and a great singer so shut up

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    I<3 boy that love jesus

    I have a question for all u bieber haters. Y r u even writing reviews. Obviously u dont have the book. And y do u hate him so much. I mean have u ever talked to the kid.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Awesome

    Good book!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    I agree

    I love justin btw haters go finnld somthing better tto do in life yall dont get real talent

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Oh my gossh people STOP

    You GUYS ARE OUT OF CONTROL!!! do u believe in talent or anything unique abou someone....

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    For true Beliebers

    Falsani's book is for the true "beliebers" among us, those who track their heartthrob's every move, social media posting, and meaning uncovered in the words of his songs. But more than that, Falsani is an apologist for Christian belief and practice in a skeptical world, and through several heart-felt chapters in her own voice, she also offers a primer on prayer, the power of conversion, and the workings of Christian community. Well researched and wittily written, with personal emotional verve, Belieber! is packed with practical suggestions for expressing and furthering peace and justice in worldwide ministries, in the spirit and example of this young man who, despite his many naysayers and even enemies, seeks to #killemwithkindness.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Justin bieber the real one

    Hey you guys and girls i cannot wait to see all of my fans on tour thank you for supporting me from the begining when i was just singing on the internet to now you guys are the best
    Thanks,
    Justin

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    To kacie

    Ur a big fat mother ...ing slut

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    To below

    Well guess what i hate u more and ur the grossest person ever

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    JB?ew

    Grossest person ever. I hate justin beaver.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    To jenny

    Stop putting your email to use please stooop nobody is going to friend u kk im geting sick and tyerd of your foolness kk i will tell the police what your doing and i will tell them your emil kk text me at kassy if u have anyy questions

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Jenniferm70@hotmail.com

    Friend me please

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    KACIE TO BOYS (AKA HOT GUYS)

    IM IN A DEEP NEED OF A BF SO IF U LIKE/LOVE GIRLS WITH DIRTY-BLOND HAIR AND BRIGHT BLUE EYES PLZ REPLY BACK TO KACIE101

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    To below

    HE'S A BOY!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    To jblover

    I be a girl

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    To LOVE HIM

    You are a freak! I like it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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