is the book that I have been waiting for,
for a very a long time, so I can't really
express my happiness with it's existence. It
is a must read for every Jesus Dread and
others interested in the relationship
between Rastafari and Christianity.
The writer explores "Rastafarian
Christology", by analyzing many reggae
songs, interviewing many known and lesser
known Rastafarians, and studying the history
He finds out, that there are two main
streams within Rastafari, one is inspired by
Hindu and esoterically teachings, while the
other group is heading towards Christianity
more and more, even to such an extend that
brother William describes the possibility of
a "Selassian Church", as a
denomination next to Lutheran and the like.
Well documented and thoroughly
investigated, this book is blessed to be a
good source for forming your own opinion.
I would recommend it especially for those
Christians that always were told, that all
Rastafarians believe in Selassie as God, as
it explains the various interpretations
about Yesus Kristos that exist within the
Dread Jesus also contains a testimony
from sistren Judy Mowatt, former member of
Bob Marley & the Wailer's backing trio
"the I-Threes". You can read how
she described the process in her life that
made her come to the conclusion that
Selassie is not Yesus Kristos, and some
struggles and blessings that she has
experienced during these times.
This is one of the first Christian
publications on Rastafari that does not
contain the bias prejudice that you find so
rampant in the Christian World. It's not yet
another cheap description of a movement
supposedly existing of weird herb smokers
with long uncombed hair.
Haile Selassie's Christianity is
described and studied. His relationship with
the evangelical world, where well known
Christian Evangelist Billy Graham invited
His Majesty to open a congress in Berlin in
1966, an invitation accepted by Haile
You can read portions of the speech that
HIM held in front of 1000's of evangelical
Christians, a speech not often quoted.
Good for reading, good for studying, good
for meditation, good for having as resource,
I want to big up this book for it can be a
blessing for all Jesus Dreads worldwide.