The Independent has fine profile on Bono.
There was another element to Bono’s success in the Bush White House. Since they were teenagers he and Edge and Larry, U2′s drummer, have been committed Christians, though they long ago abandoned membership of the hothouse Shalom church to which they belonged in the early days. “He doesn’t lay it on you or try to convert you,” says Geldof, “but it’s at the core of his activism. On rare occasions he talks unashamedly and openly about it. It’s what gets him up in the morning.”