- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne (November 30, 2010)
- ISBN-10: 0061555827
- Author: Brian "Head" Welch
- Cover Art: It's a picture of the author, but it would have been neat to see the artwork in the book as the cover.
- Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars.
- Obtained: My Personal bookshelf.
Stronger Forty days of metal and Spirituality.
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
"New York Times" bestselling author Brian "Head" Welch returns with a raw and unforgettable journey through his life with Christ and the scripture that has helped lead him into deeper intimacy with God
In 2007, Brian "Head" Welch, the former lead guitarist for the hard-rock band Korn, shared the dramatic story of his music, drug addiction, and miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ in his "New York Times" bestselling book, "Save Me from Myself." Inspiring and compelling, this book began a new chapter in his life, as he acknowledged the mistakes of his past and looked forward to a brighter future with God at his side.
Now in "Stronger," Head continues to share his personal life with an unflinching forty-day devotional of scriptures that have helped him to mold his Christian faith and find light during life's darkest moments. Written with passion and openness, this forty-day journey offers stories from Head's past and present, as he speaks candidly about his bouts of depression since finding God, his struggles against the darkness as he's tried to understand his faith, and how, through these times of weakness, God's written word has been one of the keys to making him stronger than he's ever been. Applying both the Old and New Testaments to every aspect of his life--from his time with Korn to his new solo career to his life-altering decisions to his relationship with his daughter--Head details how, no matter what the issue, God has always provided the guidance he's needed to become a stronger person.
One part journal chronicling his evolving relationship with God, one part spiritual testament to the undeniable strength of the Bible, "Stronger" is a devotional unlike any other--both a moving tribute to the transformative power of the word and a no-holds-barred look at what it means to give yourself completely to Jesus Christ. (Synopsis provided by Goodreads)
The design of this book is to read one "day" at a time. The author has the book sectioned off in days to go from one to forty. The start of each day is one of his favorite verses and he tells you a story of one of his personal experiences that goes with the verse for the day.
Some of the stories were better then others, but I feel like the reader can get something out of all them even if we can't directly relate to his experiences.
I really enjoyed the art work that went along with some of the stories as well.
I would like to read more by the same author to see what else he has to say about Christ and his own journey into Christianity. It's obvious that the book is a Bible study and that he is a Christian, but he never gets pushy and he doesn't scream and preach.
If you want something in the Bible study category and want something different give this one a chance.
So say we all!