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Bono, Eugene Peterson Team Up on Film about Psalms

04-29-2016

Popular singer and U2 lead vocalist Bono teamed up with Eugene Peterson to make a film about the Bible's book of Psalms.

The documentary-style film was released this past week online and it featured Bono and Peterson who share a bond over the book.

The project was shot in Peterson's home state of Montana and chronicles their conversation on the 150 Psalms in the Bible. 
 

Click play to watch the film's trailer. 

 

Peterson is known for his work of creating the popular The Message Bible, but it was his book Run with the Horses that got Bono's attention, reports Fourth Line, a blog by the film's director Nate Clark. From that time on the two have shared correspondences and extended conversations. 

The 20 minute film looks at how the book of Psalms has been a basis for Bono and Peterson's 15 years friendship as well as their influence on Bono's writing for his music in U2.

In the film, Bono and Peterson share that the Psalms reveal vulnerability and honesty.

Bono suggests that Christian musicians should follow David's example in their craft of singing and song writing.

"I find in Christian art a lot of dishonesty, and I think it's a shame," he said.

"I would love if this conversation would inspire people who are writing these beautiful… gospel songs, write a song about their bad marriage. Write a song about how they're pissed off at the government. Because that's what God wants from you," Bono said. "Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism."

You can watch then entire documentary here
 

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