One of the world’s leading voices of faith and social activism also happens to be one of its biggest rock bands.
The members drink, smoke and swear — yet a radical biblical agenda and faith fuel their life and work. Welcome to the dichotomy of U2.
This revised version of Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2 picks up where the first edition left off — amid the cathartic atmosphere of the post-9/11 Elevation tour that ushered in the aggressive spirituality of 2005’s Vertigo tour. It explores the controversy surrounding the deep-rooted religious themes of the band’s music and the outspokenness of their lead singer, Bono. Moreover, it is a spiritual companion to their albums, exposing the real meaning behind many of their songs and performances.
From the group’s beginnings in Dublin’s Shalom Christian Fellowship to their arrival as the world’s greatest rock band, Walk On shines a spotlight on the very real struggles and triumphs of the band members’ Christian faith.
How has Bono transformed from a rock god to a key ambassador on the world stage?
Why is the Church that once shunned U2 now claiming them as its own?
More than two decades into worldwide success, have the boys from Ireland actually found what they’re looking for?
Join author Steve Stockman in pouring over more than 20 years of interviews, analysis and insight in an unparalleled quest to answer the burning questions everyone wants to know.
About the Author
Steve Stockman is a Presbyterian Chaplain at Queen’s University in Belfast. He is a regular speaker at universities, college conferences and festivals across the world, and he has his own radio show on BBC Radio Ulster. He is married to Janice and has two daughters, Caitlin and Jasmine.