A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll

by: David Zahl

In his debut book, writer and blogger David Zahl riffs on the intersection of music, memoir, and theology to create a fresh and colorful series of essays that truly stands alone. Arranged like an album, A Mess of Help surveys some of pop’s most eccentric icons in hopes of finding answers to both the small questions (“Who am I?”) and the big ones (“What about Michael Jackson?”) — unearthing timeless wisdom even as it entertains. So if you’ve ever wondered how fundamentalism sparked Guns N’ Roses, what ABBA can do for your marriage, or why Brian Wilson built his sandbox…open your heart and drop the needle.

Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (December 7, 2014)
ISBN-10: 9780990792703
ISBN-13: 978-0990792703
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches

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Meet the Author
David Zahl is the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird blog. He and his wife Cate reside in Charlottesville, VA, with their three sons, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church ( You can read more of David's work here.
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