Sinner's Creed - eBook
what a great testimony of the love and power of God in ones life ....Its amazing to find christians in the most unlikely places or situations What a brave man to tell his story in such detail....Most dare not go there ...
November 9, 2012
I jumped at the chance to review Sinner's Creed by Scott Stapp. I'd been praying for him for years, and Creed has been part of my life for a long time. I first heard Creed because of my dad. He had found this new band that he liked because they were "Christian without preaching". I started hearing more of them and I really liked them.In fact, when I was 15, Creed was the band that I snuck out to go see, since I had been told I was too young to go to concerts. Then later, I became pregnant with my son the same time "With Arms Wide Open" was released. I cried every time it came on the radio, because that was how I felt about my unborn son as well.
A few years later I gave my life to Christ.
I started hearing about how Creed had broken up, and all the trouble Scott was getting into. My heart was burdened to pray fervently for him. He had loved God (I knew because I had heard it in his music), but had turned away and it broke my heart.
In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time His strict fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, the rediscovery of his faith, and the launch of his solo career.
This book was strictly an autobiography. I was hoping to read more about following Christ, but he just isn't there yet.
I received this book free from Tyndale Publishing in return for my honest review.
October 19, 2012
A great read
I really enjoyed Scott Stapp's memoir. It was definitely revealing and from the heart. I was impressed with his writing. You can tell he is a poet and and his heart is in the writing. The environment he grew up in was quite terrible and its no wonder he was confused with who he was and who God really was. Having a father who beats you and puts himself in a position of him and God being one and the same would definitely cause some confusion in one's life. Scott sure has a firm knowledge of the Bible. He kept trying to reconcile the God He knew from the Bible and the God that was displayed through his step-father and Christian's he knew. I love that his song writing reflects his knowledge of the Scripture. I do find it interesting that their band took so much heat for being called a "Christian" band just because of some of his lyrics. It's so clear to me that his lyrics were filled with brokenness and searching. He is very candid about his struggles with addiction, depression and not being the Christian he knew he should be. This is a great read for anyone who has struggled with depression or feeling like you have to be perfect in order to please God. After reading this book, I had to find my old Creed music! I'm glad to know the band is back!
I received this book free from Tyndale publisher in exchange for my review.
October 3, 2012
As a boy the author felt the need to protect his family. When his father had abandoned the family a new one became a replacement. A new name, a new life, a new age, and the world as he knew it had changed drastically. The years that followed, the trails, tribulations and victories would ultimately shape him into the man he is today.
Quite an exquisite and keeper volume also includes within its pages: How he and his fellow band members got together to form the band known as Creed, where their songs originated and also includes color photos and lyrics that make up their albums.
Honest, raw, revealing and spiritual, this book promises hope from the challenges of a difficult childhood. What an encouragement this book is to others! If you are a fan of Creed, or even if you are not as familiar this memoir is guaranteed to grab you as it did me and will keep you hanging on every word. This book may become a tool for reflection and encouragement long after the book is closed and put on the shelf. I was challenged in my faith about his journey and will highly recommend this well written book to others. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for my review.
October 2, 2012