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With my eyes wide open:
Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn
By Brian “Head” Welch
Published by Thomas Nelson

Woah! calm down there friends.. stick around for this one. I know the title might have thrown you off and you are thinking this is a review of a new “CREED” album, but it’s not. This is the second book from Brian “head” Welch. His first one, went through his testimony talking all about his band, his life, his drugs, his destruction and ultimately his salvation and it was fantastic. So naturally I was excited and anticipating a follow up.

This book takes us in deeper into the nuances of his life, choices, solo career, his personal band, His walk with Jesus and then his decision to rejoin the band KORN. Being a pastor of a church dedicated to the recovery of people addicted to anything but Jesus, I am very drawn to stories like his. Brian went through pretty much everything and almost lost everything. I have seen the ugly side of the christian music world, heck for that matter the church in general. He experiences the hardships that come from being in the body and being reminded that the church is broken too. What is amazing about his story is the testimony of God’s faithfulness and seeing His church truly attempt to love like Jesus did for this man and his family. Eventually another member in Korn found hope and Jesus and I’m sure God isn’t done yet.

One of my favorite segments on brian which aligns with this book, is from the movie Holy Ghost. Watch it below and maybe it will make you consider reading his story.

 

Save me From Myself; How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs And Lived To Tell My Story:
4 out of 4 stars
Brian “head” Welch

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (July 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061251844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061251849

In 2005 Brian”head” welch gave his life to Christ sparking a media frenzy and controversy in the music industry. Most of us heard about it. Lead guitarist of Korn gets saved and leaves the band. I like most heard every kind of rumor around this and was wondering what the real truth was.

Then i find out through Jason (the man of steel) that instead of coming out with a CD like the rumors said he wrote a book. I thought…man I’d better pick this thing up. I am glad I did.

This is the Brian’s life story basically and it goes from him being a kid,to being in korn all the way to him getting saved. It goes through his Drug and alcohol abuse and his eventual freedom from it. I know what your thinking…Oh yeah another drug testimony. This one is different. I don’t know how best to explain it, but I read this book in 2 days. It had me captivated and amazed with God’s grace on this man. And on top of that the people he has affected since.

My words can’t do this one justice. Go buy it. It is a great redemption story for any Christian to read but more so for non believers and people whos lives are out of control. This book shows the hope we have in Christ.

It’s been a while with my being out of town and uh….life…but make sure you let me know what your listening to right now.

1. Smashing Pumpkins –  Zeitgeist (welcome back Corgan…awesome CD and corgan does everything on it but the drums)

2. Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes (vintage coolness)

3. Brian Doerksen – Holy God (I keep coming back to this CD. the heart of the King is in this one)

4. PFR – Pray for Rain (What an awesome CD. these guys wrote some of the best christian music has ever had)

5. Brian and Jenn Johnson – We believe why are you reading this…get on itunes and buy this CD already)

Well after having a busy week last week with work, church, birthday, family and sackcloth I didn’t do my weekly top 5. SO here is this weeks.

What are yours this week

1. Under the pink – Tori Amos (I love this CD. She is one of the best song writers there is…such emotion)

2. We Believe- Brian and Jenn Johnson (What an amazing CD..Can’t get enough of this one)

3. Melon collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins (one of my top 10 all time favs…)

4. All of the Above – Hillsong United (I can’t get enough of this CD. It is non stop coolness)

5.  Live Unplugged – Jeremy Camp (this is such an amazing CD. His wife sings on it and you can just feel everything he has gone through with his 1st wifes deat. Amazing)