Monday, November 19, 2012

creed review

"Sinner's Creed" by Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed, is the memoir of a rock star; the memoir of a Christian.  It opens with him falling in a drunken haze off of a balcony head first and cracking his skull.  At first, I wasn't sure if he was bragging or confessing.  He then starts off at the beginning of memory and goes through to today.  He is adopted by his step-father who is quiet possibly insane and calls himself a Christian.  With the amount of physical abuse Scott endures as a child, it leads to a lifetime of conflict between a punishing God of his father's and a loving God that is true.  Though Creed is a rock band in every since of the word, this book is very spiritual and Christian.  He wrote it with the help of David Ritz.  It is very well written.  He admits to some pretty personal stuff, yet doesn't let on that he is superior or using it as a crutch.  He is rather matter-of-fact about it all.  I tend to bore of celebrity autobiographies when the person becomes famous in the book.  So it slowed quiet a bit when he became famous.  That might just be me, though.  It is a quick read; read it in a day.  About 1/8 or more of it is lyrics, which is his main form of writing, so that makes sense.  There are also pictures.  I would think any Creed fan will love this book.  Any Christian feeling the pull of love over rules, will like this book as well.  I received this hard back for free from Tyndale Publishing.

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