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.