November 07, 2013

Sinner's Creed by Scott Stapp Book and Proof of Life CD Review

Scott Stapp, frontman for Grammy-winning CREED, is releasing his memoir, Sinner's Creed, in softcover next month. In the book, he shares about his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise of Creed, his ongoing battle with addiction, his fall from fame, the rediscovery of his faith and the launch of his solo career.  Stapp released a new solo album, Proof of Life. Proof of Life in November reaffirming the realizations and the stories in the book and puts them to music in an emotional journey.

"This is the most meaningful record of my career," said Stapp. "I've made a lot of messes in my life, but I've learned I can take a mess and turn it into a message. This album chronicles my struggles, my journey and it's the most honest record I have ever written. The fans have always meant everything to me and over the years they've come to me and told me how through my music they've gotten through the worst of times, and that hit me. With this album, it's the first time that when I listened back to the tracks, it became a cathartic experience for me."

Stapp along with Creed has sold over 30 million albums, had three Grammy nominations and one win for Best Rock Song with "With Arms Wide Open."

My Thoughts:
Either you like Scott Stapp or you listen to him and say "This dude reminds me of..."  Me, I like him.  I love his voice.  Always have and it's just something about his voice that draws me in.  So it was an honor to review his solo CD project Proof of Life and his book, Sinner's Creed.

Sinner's Creed gave insight into the life of a rockstar.  The story begins with Stapp reflecting on November 18, 2006.  He'd fallen some twenty feet and lay injured and bleeding for over two hours until he heard someone on the floor below.  Stapp peered over and lo and behold a familiar voice.  The voice of of famed rapper T.I.  Creed attributes T.I. to saving his life that day yet it's his faith that saved his soul.

Much of Stapp's life is documented in his writings...the lyrics we've come to know and love.  It was so refreshing to read Stapp's lyrics in their entirety at the conclusion of Sinner's Creed.

As for Proof of Life, the word honest sums up Stapp's solo project in a nutshell. Proof of Life won't disappoint those who adored Stapp's rock star vocals. His vocals are as strong as they were years ago when he sang with the band Creed, but this is a more personal album.  Yet, it's the lyrics which seem to echo what seems to have been one heckuva journey.  I enjoyed all of the tracks but it was the final track Dying to Live that stayed on replay.  Powerful lyrics.  POWERFUL, heart-wrenching, prayerful lyrics.  

Click here to view trailer of Sinner's Creed by Scott Stapp.

Check out his new single, ‘Slow Suicide’ lyric video below

Buy It:  Both book and CD are available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide.  

Disclosure:  Many thanks to Tyndale Publishing for the opportunity to review this book and CD. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. The thoughts expressed above are mine. Visit here for the complete Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog.  


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