Rocker Bono has urged gospel singers to shine a light on their troubled marriages, rather than sing about God.

The U2 singer feels Christian music is lacking a little personal truth and accuses performers of glossing over real-life problems and politics.

In a new chat with one of his favourite authors, Eugene H Peterson, Bono admits he would like to see more honesty from gospel singers and Christian rockers.

“I think it’s a shame because these are people who are vulnerable to God in a good way – porous, open,” the singer said.

Bono wants Gospel artists to sing about the “truth”.

“Why I’m suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism. I’d love to see more of that in art and in life and in music.”

Bono sat down with Peterson, who created a contemporary-language version of The Bible, called The Message, in his Montana home last year, but the videotaped chat only recently went viral.

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