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 get my old Creed music out! I'm glad to know the band is back!
received this book free from Tyndale publisher in exchange for my review.