Johnny Cash's Son Reveals Dad's Powerful Christian Journey and Spiritual Legacy

June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash (Johnny Cash YouTube channel)
Johnny Cash musically inspired fans and fellow performers alike, but the late singer has also left a spiritual legacy that lives on nearly 20 years after his death.

His son, John Carter Cash, is keeping the flame of his dad's faith alive by compiling a new book, Walking the Line: 90 Devotions of Truth and Hope Based on the Faith of Johnny Cash.

The text is a collection of Johnny Cash's spiritual quotes and never-before-seen proclamations, with his son explaining how important God and the Bible were to his dad.

"My father's faith was defining of who he was," Cash told CBN's Faithwire. "My dad fell short in many ways through his life, but he always went back to that faith. He always carried that with him no matter what, wherever he went. Everything that he did in his life, that was the foundation."

Even when his dad erred, Cash says, he would always "come back ... full circle" on that faith, allowing it to carry him through the good and bad times. Cash described his dad and late mom, June Carter Cash, as "down-to-Earth, regular people." Despite being larger than life on stage, he said his father had a "great sense of humility" and a wonderful sense of humor.

In the end, Cash—who had a well-known friendship with the great evangelist Billy Graham—valued the things in life that truly matter.

"The things that he stood for are ... essential aspects of love and respect for family and forgiveness," Cash says, adding that he tries in his own life to live by his dad's examples.

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