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Sinner's Creed

Author Scott Stapp
Narrator David Ritz
Runtime 6.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date October 4, 2012
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Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award-winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God's presence in his life, but it wasn't until years later, amid a life punctuated by sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll that Scott began to feel a need for God in his life.


During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band's breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle-a turnaround he credits to his renewed relationship with Jesus Christ.


In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time, from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, to his recommitment to Christ and the launch of his solo career. The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.

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Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award-winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God's presence in his life, but it wasn't until years later, amid a life punctuated by sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll that Scott began to feel a need for God in his life.


During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band's breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle-a turnaround he credits to his renewed relationship with Jesus Christ.


In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time, from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, to his recommitment to Christ and the launch of his solo career. The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.

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Honest, even surprising apologetic of rock singer
From the vivid opening statement of a 'fall from grace' (and from the balcony of a hotel) through the rollercoaster of Scott Stapps life this is an honest, intelligent reflection on the story of a creative, thoughtful, troubled soul.

A more cynical listener might dismiss this as Stapps trying to explain his reasons why all of the criticisms levelled at him are unjustified. If one listens carefully, though, there is an almost brutal honesty about his own failings, the pain he has felt and darkness that has often been overwhelming in his life.

The big surprise is how articulate Stapps is about his own faith and life - obviously he's a creative singer and writer, but the way he is able to talk openly about an abusive father, substance addiction, his own 'hero complex' and rejection of narrow Church experience is a revelation.

This six and a half hour opus is well narrated with plenty of expression, the content compelling and the style easy to listen to. Recommended listening!
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Review by / (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Interesting Read
This was an easy book to get into. The story takes off right from the start and holds your interest easily throughout. I found the ending to be somewhat unfulfilling. Let me explain why....

It was pretty interesting to hear the things this guy went through. I didn't think I would be able to get into a book in which I thought I had no interest in the subject. However, that quickly proved false when I was swept up into the re-telling of the events of his life.

Scott Stapp isn't that old, so his life is far from over, and he is far from experiencing everything he is going to experience. And this book reads that way. You follow along the trials and tribulations, and hear about nearly everything he experienced in his young rocker life. He experiences things that a lot of us can relate to in some fashion, and he rises above it all.

His story is an interesting one, and the narrator is EXCELLENT for sure. But I found that the story abruptly ends because we finally catch up to the current time in Stapp's life. So there is no way to go any further with his experiences. However, Stapp could have gone into his ideas and prayers for his future. Where does he see himself in the future? Where would he like to be? What is he doing right now? What is he going to do to keep from slipping? Does he have a better manager? A better wrap up of his ending would have perhaps nailed this book's ending the same way it started out.

Overall I really enjoyed this quick, interesting read and wouldn't hesitate to listen to it again. It is entertaining and interesting.

christianaudio sent me a free copy. Thanks christianaudio! In return I gave them my free opinion.
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Review by / (Posted on 1/10/2013)
Fascinating Look at a Rock Star
Sinner's Creed by Scott Stapp is a very interesting look into the life of Scott Stapp, the lead singer of Creed. It is an uncensored autobiography of his early life, high and lows of his musical career and his life outside of show business. It covers in great depth his relationship with God and his struggle to overcome issues common to rock stars such as drug and alcohol abuse.

In many ways it is a portrayal of a deeply troubled famous person, who is stumbling toward God despite past issues. It chronicles issues with his Christian step father who appeared at first to be the father figure he was longing for but turned out to be abusive and a poor example of a Christian father. Also his struggles to maintain a healthy family and stay out of trouble while touring worldwide with Creed.

I knew a reasonable amount about Creed’s music before reading this book but I knew very little of the struggles and politics that were part of the band’s career away from all the bright lights. It will be interesting to see how his story develops in the next few years to come.

The narration was good as it was expressive and different voices and tones where used for other characters in the story.

It is a gripping book to read for anyone who has an interest in music and the pressures that come with being famous.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 11/11/2012)
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