Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sinners Creed by Scott Stapp

Sinner's CreedSinner's Creed by Scott Stapp

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award-winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God's presence in his life, but it wasn't until years later, amid a life punctuated by sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll that Scott began to feel a need for God in his life.

During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band's breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle-a turnaround he credits to his renewed relationship with Jesus Christ.

In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time, from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, to his recommitment to Christ and the launch of his solo career. The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.

Forgive me for not describing this book in "my own words", but I was so disappointed in this book it wouldn't be a flattering review at all.
I can feel sorry for Scott Stapp but I can't agree with him on very much at all. The idea of a Christian rock star doesn't seem Biblical. 2nd Corinthians 6:17 says "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,"
There is eternal love and forgiveness but true repentance is a complete changing of everything in our life, including our music.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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