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C'MON!: My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Long , C.K. Lendt , Jeff "Blando" Bland , Wendrell Tillett
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whether his name is new to you or you’re already an avid fan of his popular blog sites, a frequent reader of his entertainment features or have enjoyed his underground independent music over the years, author Christopher Long has a fascinating story to share with readers everywhere in the pages of his new book, "C’MON! – My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation."


OVERVIEW
Uniquely described as "The Wonder Years"-meets-"The Wall" at a Big Tent Revival, "C’MON!" offers a bold message of faith based on author Christopher Long’s lifelong connection to the entertainment world.

Long recounts his personal experiences with candor and wit – from growing up with Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt to being physically threatened by Gene Simmons of Kiss to hanging out at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate to his ultimate life-changing spiritual awakening.

This compelling and entertaining memoir features dozens of photos as well as hilarious original illustrations by cartoonist, Wendrell Tillett, and a foreword by Jeff “Blando” Bland, guitarist for the platinum-selling rock band Slaughter and Vince Neil.


HIGHLIGHTS
Author Christopher Long tells his story of faith, family and the pursuit of fame and fortune in a glitzy and often morally bankrupt industry in his typical engaging, conversational style.

"C’MON!" is a powerful personal testimony, chock-full of anecdotes and insider stories:

•ROCK: Long’s first-hand accounts of iconic figures from Brad Pitt, Gene Simmons, Donald Trump and President George H.W. Bush to riveting tales of murder, drug deals, backstage meltdowns and more!

•RUIN: Deeply personal and compelling experiences, from divorce and depression to career frustrations and addictions.

•REVELATION: An open, honest and detailed account of the 2010 spiritual awakening that led him from the world of “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll” into the world of Christian ministry.


REVIEWS
"Long has dished up something akin to the rock 'n' roll version of 'The Cross & The Switchblade'!"
-Gail Worley (Rock Critic at Large / WorleyGig.com)

"This book rocks!"
-Lisa Snyder (Rock Thiz Magazine)

"It really hits home."
-Jeff "Blando" Bland (Guitarist for the rock band Slaughter and Vince Neil)

"Long's story may make you feel like you are looking at yourself in the mirror."
-Greg Van Vorhis (GoodReads.com)

"I recommend this book to anyone thinks their life is shit and can't ever change. There is hope."
-Angela Hupp (AngelsCove.blogspot.com)

"A bold testimony."
-Chris Johnson (Worship Pastor / East Coast Christian Center - Merritt Island, Florida)


Product Details

  • File Size: 9883 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Books International (January 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006V7NT04
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock, Ruin, Revelation...and triumph March 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A candid look into the life of author Christopher Long, "C'MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation," is a captivating read. It takes you on the journey through Chris's life, from his small-town upbringing to the big lights (and associated trappings) of a rock and roll lifestyle over the last three decades. Chris was in a position many might find enviable - lead singer in a band, beautiful rock-and-roll wife, and hob-knobbing in the inner circle of many legendary bands and musicians, including Poison. Something many dream of. But what Chris never showed during this time were the cracks in his armor...a depression that would take him to a very dark place in life. Through a divine intervention he is rescued from the fall, embracing a life of spirituality and `realness' through which he finds his authentic self. Excellent triumph, fantastic story, great read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, Inspiring Message February 22, 2012
By Bassguy
Format:Kindle Edition
What's so compelling about this book is it could of happened to anyone, and in some ways probably has happened to everyone. The author quickly brings you inside his life and builds a picture of his dreams that anyone could relate to. If you love music, any music but especially rock you'll dig the insider look. He takes you from a youthful fasination with pop stars, radio and TV to "falling into" the music biz. Unlike many who only dreamed or half-heartedly pursued a career in music, Long gave it his all, maybe too much as his world eventually collapses around him. You catch yourself wanting him to stop as you see things spiral out of control. At the same time, you're as perplexed as the author as to why this dream just won't materialize. Even thou you can't hear the music you can "see" the rockstar he's "suppose" to be.
If you don't have an "angel" in your life you may find them here. It's in the later chapters you see the real gift the author has. His truthful account of what or Who turned his life around won't turn off the most anti religious person because it's not preaching or condemning, but just like the music portion of the book it's a real experience not a second hand account or his "take" on what he believes, but an honest account of a life changing Revelation! It's hard to stop reading once you start, it's funny at times and will make you want to cry at others. It's rock-n-roll the way it use to be before American Idol, when making it took all you had, and boy if anyone payed their dues this guy did!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just finished reading C'MON!. I was blown away by it.... Having known Chris for many years, especially during the late 80's and the 90's through the music scene and working security at some of the clubs he DJed at. I found Salvation in 2002. After reading C'MON!!! I have been inspired to step up my game and get deeper in my walk with Christ. I have been putting the buzz out to my friends about the book. I just can't say how much it made me think of how messed up my thinking was back in the day, I am glad and thankful that the Lord can use "longhairs" like us to give a bold testimony to his love and forgiveness!!! Praise Jesus..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Christopher Long was from a middle class, church going family. He didn't start out with a widespread knowledge of rock and roll, but he made up for that quickly. Trying to enjoy rock music and being the son your parents want can be a challenge. Chris did a terrific job of it. He made things happen in his life. His introduction to heavy rock came slowly and with some mistakes. Learning about the rock lifestyle the hard way, Chris didn't partake of all things rock and roll. He was an extremely responsible man while still rockin with his group. Chris was fortunate enough to meet and work with some of the greats of heavy metal and rock. He learned from them and applied it to his own group, Dead Serios. Determination and drive took him on a wild and sometimes scary journey through the music business and brought him right back to his roots. Realizing he'd allowed Jesus to get too far from his life and heart, he began a journey into himself and his relationship with Jesus. An ongoing journey!

WOW! This book is a lighthearted, fun, honest account of the life of rocker. Christopher Long shares amazing stories of his life and heartache over the years. I found it refreshing to see someone be so honest about themselves and their exploits. It doesn't happen often enough. You will connect with Chris throughout this book and feel as though you were right there by his side for the entire event. I certainly did! Also his message of beginning or renewing your relationship with Jesus is inspiring! You'll enjoy this book on so many levels.

I didn't find any issues. Chris covered it all.

I gave this one a 5 out of 5 books because he could have been my neighbor, my brother's friend or a relative. Thanks Chris!

~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing! April 10, 2012
By Candy
Format:Kindle Edition
I've known Chris over 20 years. I never knew everything he had been through and what he had overcome. It truly is a work of the heart. It is a true testament of how even when we walk away from God, He is always there when we come back. It's a very easy read -- you will laugh, you will cry. Read this book and let God speak to you through it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The "Test" in Testimony
C'MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation, is the second book, yet the first Christian attempt, by former rocking partier Christopher Long. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Joyful 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A very thought provoking book. I read it in one night. I think that anyone who is sitting on the fence regarding religion and Christianity, will enjoy Christopher's point of view. Read more
Published 2 months ago by SNestleroad
3.0 out of 5 stars C'Mon - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation
I was a little disappointed in the book because it left me wanting more of his relationship with God and less of the rock n roll background. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Candice Morton
4.0 out of 5 stars good easy read
Anytime a person takes the easy path...you wonder if they will ever open their eyes to see it is not the right path. This was an interesting book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by cheri
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Life Story!!!
Christopher Long's journey of pursuing his dream of rock n roll success and spiritual (as well as personal)redemption is a great look into the life of a hard working suburban kid... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kim Sparks
3.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Roll Review
Chris lived a lot of live in between who he is now, and who he was "back then". It was incredible, all the people he met during his 'growing period'. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jody Milby
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting view into the world of rock, roll & sex
I knew nothing about the lifestyle of rockers, so I got an education! I would have like to have had Chris write more about his life post-conversion, and the effect his conversion... Read more
Published 11 months ago by maresmits
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story
I am not religious - of any kind. But - I know people who are, and I have been around rock musicians for years, and know personally some of the demons that plague even the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. Gregory
2.0 out of 5 stars Review of C'Mon
The author came off as very self-absorbed and vulgar in spite of the fact that he is a "believer". He was such a rock and roll "wannabe".
Published 11 months ago by Carol de Jong
4.0 out of 5 stars Redemption
Good story about a guy gone wrong and how he is redeemed. A little self-absorbed, but interesting. A fast read.
Published 11 months ago by Charlotte Huntley
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More About the Author

Christopher Long is an author, show biz analyst, entertainment personality and rising name in Christian ministry.

Long's first book, "A SHOT OF POISON" arrived via CG Publishing on April 1, 2010. Combining accounts of his personal experiences in the entertainment world with a bold Christian message, Long's second book, "C'MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation" was released via Digital Books International on January 17, 2012. Also via Digital Books International, Long's third book, "SHOUT IT OUT LOUD - Stories of Fast Times and Faith, From the Show Biz Guru" will be released on May 13, 2014. His fourth book, "SUPERSTAR" currently is in development and tentatively is set for a 2015 release.

Christopher Long lives on Florida's east coast, near Cocoa, Beach.

ChristopherLongShowBizGuru.blogspot.com

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