Monday, October 1, 2012

Sinner's Creed (Book Review)

Sinner's Creed cover
New from Scott Stapp, lead singer of the band Creed, is Sinner's Creed.  This memoir traces his life beginning with his early childhood to the present.  Stapp's childhood was tainted by abuse at the hand of his stepfather.  Because of that abuse, he left home at a young age.

Music gave him a creative outlet, and success opened new doors, but they also led him into serious troubles, not the least of which was substance abuse.

Through it all, Stapp found himself searching for God.  He'd received false teachings in his childhood, and as an adult, he was searching for truth.

Even though I knew nothing of Creed or their music, I found Sinner's Creed captivating.  I read it at every opportunity until I was finished.  The tone is so conversational and some passages so intimate, I felt as though I knew the author personally.  I appreciated the expressive descriptions, like this one about depression:
I found myself in a cloudy space.  My perception of the world suddenly had no color, light, or music.  It was like the bottom fell out.  The hope and clarity I'd once had were gone.  I began isolating myself from my family and the rest of the world.  All I could focus on was how much was wrong in my life--and all I had lost.
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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  Thanks to Tyndale Blog Network for the opportunity!  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this review are my own.


  1. Thanks so much for posting this!!!!
    I had no clue he had a book out...
    Marc is a big fan of CREED, so I might need to look into getting him this book!
    hope you have a great week!

  2. I had seen this book and wondered about it. Thanks for the review. Hope you have a wonderful week! :O)

  3. Oh - I really liked Creed - I think I will have to read this...


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