Justin Bieber has never had an issue proclaiming his love for God or Jesus, and now the book “Belieber! Fame, Faith, and the Heart of Justin Bieber” details the young crooner’s walk with God.
Cathleen Falsani, a writer covering the religious beat decided to write about Bieber’s faith starting with his 18-year-old mother birthing him and finding her own faith. Patricia Mallette, Bieber’s mother, openly dealt with issues surrounding drugs, alcohol and attempted suicide, according to CNN.
Falsani tells the story of Mallette going to church to play in the praise band that led the music at Sunday’s service. A young Justin Bieber was introduced to music at a young age due to this exposure.
"Being young they used to hang out, and she would bring Justin. That's when they noticed this kid's got unbelievable rhythm. And he's 2," according to Falsani.
Bieber remained in the Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church with his mother, a nondenominational church in Canada that focused on prayer and spiritual gifts.
"I would call it a charismatic or a Pentecostal church. The iteration of that looks a little different in Canada than it does (in the United States),” Falsani said. “It looks like any number of our evangelical nondenominational churches, but with a lot more arms raised. Very, very prayerful."
Falsani first started documenting Bieber’s faith experiences after realizing his impact on her son and the younger generation.
"I was aware of who he was as a cultural figure,” the author said, according to CNN. “I was aware that he existed, that he was young, cute as a button and Canadian and that his music wasn't something that I generally listened to."
Although his mother initially influenced his faith, the author said she believes Bieber’s faith is important to him.
“I do think this faith he has is very genuine and very much his and not his mom's or anyone else's,” Falsani said. “It's not a marketing tool."