If Twitter is any indication of fame, Justin Bieber has nearly 13 million followers to prove his popularity. He's the subject of countless books, and a Laguna Beach author has added one more to that list.
In March, Cathleen Falsani was eating sushi with friend David Vanderveen when the idea struck her to write a book on religion and the teen idol.
"We were chatting about book ideas I was tossing around," she said. "At some point in the conversation he just sort of mentioned, 'I think you really should do a book called "The Gospel According to Justin Bieber." ' "
The former Chicago-Sun Times religion writer thought it was a brilliant idea. Two weeks later, she had a book contract.
Falsani's book, "Belieber! Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber," which came out Sept. 27, investigates the role of religion in the pop star's public dialogue.
Falsani used TV interviews, social media and Justin's latest film, "Never Say Never," to point out the singer's religiosity and the way it influences his public image.