Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years is an insiders view into Dylan’s “Born Again” transformation with rare photos, unearthed interviews, and exclusive live concert footage from 1978-1981. Once called “Dylan’s God Awful Gospel” by his most loyal fans, Bob Dylan’s “Jesus Years” are today regarded as among the best of his career.
In late 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. In his first-ever interview, Dylan’s Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer, details Bob Dylan’s embrace of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Dylan then made three Gospel albums, winning a Grammy for Gotta Serve Somebody. However, Dylan’s radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation.