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1932: Musician Johnny Cash Wrote a Novel about the Life of St. Paul

1932: Musician Johnny Cash Wrote a Novel about the Life of St. Paul
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He studied the Bible, and even personally made a voice recording of the entire New Testament, which is over 19 hours long. He also wrote a Christian novel “The Man in White”, about the life of St. Paul, which became a bestseller.

On this day the famous American musician Johnny Cash was born in the small town of Kingsland, Arkansas in the American South. On his father’s side he was of Scottish descent. His distant ancestors were Scottish kings (tracing back to King Malcolm I of Scotland). Johnny was called “The Man in Black” because he often wore black clothes during his performances, and he wrote the song of the same name.

Johnny was very religious. He studied the Bible, and even personally made a voice recording of the entire New Testament, which lasts over 19 hours and is available on CD and DVD. He also wrote a Christian novel “The Man in White”, about the life of St. Paul, which became a bestseller. He married for the first time when he was just 19 years old to a 17-year-old Vivian Liberto. They divorced after 15 years, and Johnny then married to a famous country singer June Carter, whom he knew for 13 years. He and June remained together until death. He died in 2003 at the age of 72, only four months after June.

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