Saturday, November 2, 2013
I have now surpassed the thirty days needed to claim that I am no longer a smoker. For one this may be an easy task and for myself it was by far the hardest damn thing I have successfully ever tried. However, I can now say that I fully just do not want the next smoke. The first three times I could not completely say or translate this notion. No I did not quit because I love my children more than a cigarette. I do not believe it is loving your children more. Smoking is the worst possible addiction to start and so if this addiction happens before one happens to have children than how can it be compared? So now that I have this out of my system. I have been giving an opportunity to read Scott Stapp's Memoir. Today is and can be a happy day. Hopefully it will stay happy and next week we have Mike all to ourselves, Yay. Later for now.
I was given a copy of this book Tyndale House Publishers for an honest review. Synopsis from Tyndale Media Center: Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award–winning leader of the multi-platinum rock band Creed. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God’s presence, 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 re-commitment 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. I know who "Creed" was and loved the music at one time. I also knew what the lead singer looked like and thought he was cute. However, at nine-teen I did not know that his name was Scott Stapp, nor did I know that eventually I would probably not listen to Creed for a while. Now I was sent a copy of this book from Tyndale's Publisher Network. The music CD came as well. My review of it is that I would give it 5 stars and more if I could. This is a memoir and I like them because it gives one a real look at people that we consider famous and not as us in the "real-world." From the start of reading this I was hooked by Scott's story of God when he was a child as well as how his band "Creed" was actually thought of as a Christian band. If one were to ask me whether I thought of Creed I probably would have answered that I thought it was rock n roll because CPR 97.9 played it and I did not know what was considered Christian at the time. As time goes on and creed eventually breaks up, then Scott talks about his suicide attempt and eventual downfalls with depression I am still captivated by his story. So, with downfalls then blessings will come and now we are in the future with his wife Jaclyn and how they started out. In 2004, ringing in the New Year to 2005 Scott decides to leave the party early and this is where he saw Jaclyn. So continue to his now life where he is sober; how his life has changed and he have overcome many obstacles but will have many more to come. If you liked Creed's music you will enjoy this memoir. I know at least that I have and it will continue on to my re-read list. As for his music I really enjoy it and I would recommend the music to accompany this book. It is something that should be heard and read together.