Monday, November 03, 2014

Save Me from Myself Book Review

  • Paperback cover: 225 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-0-06-143164-7
  • Genre: Biography/Memoirs/Non-fiction
  • Days spent reading: 1

This book is about the incredible story of a controversial rock star, his secret addiction to methamphetamine, and his miraculous salvation through Jesus Christ.

My Thoughts:

I just couldn't put the book down. The author Brian "Head" Welch, former lead guitarist of Korn, tells about his roller coaster life with drugs, anger, abuse and other dark stuffs usually associated with rock stars. 

What really struck me the most was how his childhood friend, Kevin, sincerely and boldly talked about his faith in Jesus and shared it to him. And so did Kevin's mother. Little did that family know that their boldness in speaking about Jesus and their peaceful way of living will change and save their friend's life from the power of darkness.

The result of that encounter

The changed didn't come immediately. It took over twenty years for that prayer to take effect on the life of the rock star. But the "seed" of truth was already planted in his heart. 

What I learned about the book that I wanted to share to the readers:

  • We should never judge a person. Especially if we don't understand the struggles they've been going through. Even the most evil person in the world can be saved. We should never think or treat anyone as beyond the grace of God. 

  • What you see outside does not necessarily reflect what's on the inside. This book has changed my perspective about rock stars or other people that share the same dark, sad and depressing life of fame and addiction. 

  • The way we live, the words we speak and even the way we treat people, will have impact on others, whether for good or evil that only eternity could reveal. 

Although there are some areas on the author's new found faith that I beg to disagree(one of which is about the speaking in tongues), I agree with most of what he says about the power of God to transform lives...even if it seem the most hopeless one. Our finite mind can never fully understand how the Holy Spirit works. We can only see the result in a changed and transformed hearts and lives of those who were once prisoners of the power of darkness.


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