Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review of "Sinner's Creed" by Scott Stapp with David Ritz

Whether you are a fan of Creed, their music, Scott Stapp himself - or not; this is very much a moving memoir and provides great insight into the lifestyle and background of this musician.

Scott Stapp begins his memoir with his account of the (highly publicized as a suicide attempt) fall from a hotel balcony in Miami, 2006 - where he very nearly dies.  He shares about his childhood, both physical and mental abuse from a stepdad, abandonment, and speaks freely of his battle with depression.  It ends with great hope, telling of his beautiful family (specifically wife, children, in-laws) and his move towards redemption.

Obviously, I don't personally know Scott, but ended this book feeling as if he had been very honest in his assessment of his life to date. I found him to be likeable and transparent.  I am familiar with Creed, although they hadn't been heavily in rotation on my playlist; but was especially intrigued by the record label information and band interactions.

This book is well written and easy to read.  I recommend it.

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