Save Me From Myself: Brian “Head” Welch

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I received an email recently from UK online Christian Book retailer Eden. In this email, a book was featured which grabbed my attention straight away, named Save Me From Myself How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story.

I’d heard a little of the back-story about this book before, but what struck me was the wonderfully eluring design of this book cover. I meanit’s mesmerizing! Instantly I wanted to know about this book and what it was all about. After all, that’s  what a great book cover design is supposed to do.

What’s the book about?

In February 2005, more than 10,000 people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian “Head” Welch–the former lead guitarist of the controversial Nu–metal band Korn–was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light.

Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ. Taking the reader backstage with Korn, Head tells the inside story of life in the band and how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all–consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Head writes openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, while providing a candid look at how the routine of recording and traveling placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own.

I haven’t read this book, as I mainly read the online ESV Study Bible and various RSS feeds—so books aren’t really my thing. However, I may get this to read on the iPad in future, as it looks like a fascinating story about how Jesus can truly turn lives around.

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