The following is a book review and CD review for Tyndale House Publishing.
The book Sinner’s Creed is a memoir by the lead singer of Creed Scott Stapp. It is a story about his walk with Christ from his childhood to his present adult life. He survived child abuse at the hands of his stepfather only to land in a world of self-destruction and addiction to drugs and alcohol. His self-destructive behaviors lead to the breakup of the band Creed in 2004. Over the next few years, he slipped into the dark world of depression, self-medication, and alcohol abuse. This combination can truly lead an individual to death. In 2006, Scott Stapp survived a twenty foot free fall from a hotel balcony. Reading the book opened my eyes to God’s saving grace. God definitely had plans for his wayward son Scott. Scott Stapp is now clean and sober and making music once again. In the CD Proof of life, the title song describes his past life of self-destruction. The song “slow suicide” describes his addictive past. He sings “I was committing slow suicide. He came to a realization that he was letting his life pass him by. He has rediscovered his Christianity. His life and music are true testimonies that God has a true purpose for even sinners. In the end we are all forgiven.