Many ’70s icons learned the same critical lesson, but they came to it through vastly different journeys. Some of them lost their stardom, some almost lost their lives, wives or families, while others were fortunate enough to go down smoother roads. But in the end, they all realized that, through repentance and humility, God had a special song for them if they were willing to listen.
Winston Marshall, the former banjo player for the Grammy-winning band Mumford & Sons, says he has no regrets about leaving the band and has found purpose in life thanks to a renewed Christian faith and an ability to stand up for what he believes.
Christian musician Mandisa is known among fans as the optimistic, bright-smiling singer whose hope-filled songs brighten your day. But as she writes in her new book, Out of the Dark, Mandisa has quietly battled depression and anxiety. Her descent into inner darkness grew worse, she writes, when a close friend died of cancer. That friend was the subject of the 2013 song Overcomer.