Sinner's Creed - eBook
I have been a Creed fan since the release of their first album & was very excited to read this book. I love the open honesty that Scott shares in this book & how he accepts the blame where he went wrong in areas & lets everybody in to what he went through in his life growing up. You really feel what Scott went through to get him to where he is today. Great read. It made me also break out all of my Creed & his solo cd that I hadn't listened to in a while & you understand where he was coming from lyrically at different points in time
September 26, 2013
Stapp bares his soul.
In Scott's book, "Sinner's Creed", he lays his whole life out on the line. He divulges so many things that make one realize how difficult and confusing life must have been for him. He did his best, but even his best wasn't good enough at times. That message came through time and time again and explained how he ended up losing his frontman position with Creed.
I enjoyed Scott's candor and honesty. He laid it all out there and one cannot help but feel empathy and for this man. The discussion of life, abuse, loss, fame, addiction, recover and love is powerful, but his most powerful message was when he gave his all over to God. Then the real healing could and did begin.
I was a but confused by some of the comments that Scott made about how he felt the band abandoned him. He admitted to his addiction, but it seemed he wasn't getting why he was left behind. I don't know if this wasn't stated correctly by David Ritz or if Scott was truly clueless. I can't imagine the latter, but that's how the message seemed to be conveyed.
Throughout the book, Scott gives insights on how the songs were developed - how and where he got his inspiration from. It's truly an enlightening story that is well worth reading, not only by fans of Creed or Stapp, but by those that want a story of how God can work in one's life when we finally give Him a chance.
November 5, 2013
THE TRUTH OF CREED'S LEAD SINGER
SINNER'S CREED is the autobiography of Scott Stapp. He's the lead singer for the band that started in the 1990's.The rock and roll band that became big. How many of us remember Creed? They hooked up with a label that led them to fame and just as fast destroyed them., tour by tour. Scott became an alcoholic. Stapp decided to tell about his faith in God and the many bad and self destructive things he did after the success Creed. Scott was very honest in the story he told. Scott lays on the line the rough and abusive childhood he had at the hands of his father. and step-father.. It wasn't just abuse towards Scott but everyone in the household. His father was a believer in God but to the extreme. He thought he could beat the good in and the bad out. Scott believed in God and his faith but his step-father made him fear God. Scott was always afraid he wouldn't please God. Scott attended a Christian college but was expelled for smoking pot. Scott finally ran away. He didn't want to go back home so he lived on his own the best he could. He then went to Florida State College and with a college friend, Creed was born. As with a lot of the bands that hit fame, the drugs, alcohol, lifestyle, and jealousy slowly take over. It often splits the band up and that is what happened with Creed. Despite his addiction to drugs and alcohol, being a single father to his son, and lead singer for Creed, Scott's redemption was in the horizon.He had remarried and had two more sons. He also re-dedicated his life to God. Stapp had God's grace and his forgiving wife helping him to get sober. His wife stood by his side. His family means everything to him. So much can be accomplished when you have the Lord in your heart and you live by his love. If you remember Creed or if you are a rock and roll fan, pick up a copy and find out what sometimes happens to overnight rock and roll fame.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
I was given a complimentary copy of SINNER'S CREED by Scott Stapp from Tyndale House Publishers for my unbiased view.
November 3, 2013
Great Rock Star autobiography
Now that I've read his book, my big regret is I've never heard him perform. For this man to have successfully survived his terrible childhood speaks loudly of both his tenacity and God's grace. He was raised in a God fearing home by his mother and abusive stepfather. Not only was he beaten for what he did wrong, but he also was beaten weekly for unknown wrongs. His stepfather had him write a biblical analysis of the books in the Bible which gave him a deeper understanding of God and the Bible. Not allowed to date or go to the movies, he listened to black gospel music, concealed other music and became a fabulous basketball and baseball player with full scholarships offered for college. He left home when his stepfather spanked his mother and brutally beat him, but was allowed to stay at his private school because of his high academic and athletic status plus working as a janitor. After graduation, self-doubt led him to ask his father for advice about the offers from the Naval Academy, Vanderbilt, and the University of Pennsylvania. His lying father said they weren't full scholarships and he should go to Lee, a Christian school in Tennessee. What a mistake! After he went hiking with two boys there and was persuaded to smoke marijuana, he was questioned by the administration and admitted he had smoked it. They promptly expelled him. What appeared to be the worst thing turned out to set Scott on a course of going to Florida, putting together a band of four, and naming it Creed. He wrote lyrics based on his own life that are interspersed throughout the book or written at the end. But an inner storm was growing. He experienced enormous physical and emotional pain. His wife tried to commit suicide due to extreme postpartum depression, his infant son needed care, his parents came to help him, and his throat was hurting horribly. Ultimately the steroid, anti-inflammatory drugs given him for his throat would be the start of more and more drugs for pain, depression, and sleep. It would take the intervention of his next wife, the loss of his band and his attendance at two different drug and alcohol centers to get him back on track and once more performing. This book is so amazing you must read it.
August 2, 2013