Saturday, November 5, 2011
Save Me From Myself: A Book Review
This book begins with Brian telling us about his youth, and the drug-induced journey he takes through life, love, and music. It's a story you'd expect to hear from a rock n roll god - especially the sex and drugs. But his journey is uniquely different, as he captures the beauty of redemption. Brian's life is changed as he is pursued by a relentless God, setting him free from addiction, and giving his life new meaning. All told in a personable, relatable way, Brian hopes his story "save a lot of people from going down the same roads of destruction" that he traveled.
While I was never a big fan of Korn, their music was frequently played on one of my favorite radio stations during the 90s. I knew their songs, liked their style, and felt they related to my generation. Even though Brian's story is a far cry from mine, pieces of his story resonate with my own. I can easily relate to his youth - the longing to fit in and to have real friendships. While my youth didn't leave me addicted to drugs and traveling the world as part of a rock band, it did shape who I am now. My life story wouldn't be the same without the pain and joys I experienced then. And, in the end, both our stories capture the beauty of redemption as we encountered the living God.
This book might not be for everyone, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who might be a fan of Korn. Or anyone who's looking to read an incredible story of life-change. Save Me From Myself is, simply put, a beautiful redemption story.