Five years ago, Brian “Head” Welch found God, walked away from a wildly successful career as guitarist for the heavy metal band Korn, and wrote a best-seller about his crisis and conversion (Save Me from Myself, 2005). Five years later, Welch is ostensibly older, wiser, and, as the title of this suggests, stronger and ready to share some of that hard-earned wisdom in what he calls “not your typical devotional book.” Welch offers 40 biblical passages that have particular relevance to his life and spiritual journey. Each receives its own chapter, with a related anecdote from the author’s recent history—these stories range from the hilarious to the harrowing—told in an engagingly straightforward, if sometimes awkward, style. The biblical excerpts are often from more modern interpretations, lending them clarity while also fitting the book’s tone. Illustrations highlight the entries with an aggressive clarity that echoes Welch’s brutal honesty. The tell-all redemption memoir might not be the most original genre, but Welch does it well, presenting the reader with a raw and heartfelt diary of his spiritual journey thus far. --Taina Lagodzinski
From the Back Cover
New York Times bestselling author Brian "Head" Welch returns with a raw and unforgettable journey through his life with Christ and the scripture that has helped lead him into deeper intimacy with God
In 2007, Brian “Head” Welch, the former lead guitaristfor the hard-rock band Korn, shared the dramaticstory of his music, drug addiction, and miraculousredemption through Jesus Christ in his New YorkTimes bestselling book, Save Me from Myself.Inspiring and compelling, this book began a newchapter in his life, as he acknowledged the mistakes ofhis past and looked forward to a brighter future withGod at his side.
Now in Stronger, Head continues to share hispersonal life with an unflinching forty-day devotional ofscriptures that have helped him to mold his Christianfaith and find light during life’s darkest moments.Written with passion and openness, this forty-dayjourney offers stories from Head’s past and present,as he speaks candidly about his bouts of depressionsince finding God, his struggles against the darknessas he’s tried to understand his faith, and how, throughthese times of weakness, God’s written word has beenone of the keys to making him stronger than he’sever been. Applying both the Old and New Testaments to every aspect of his life—from his time with Korn tohis new solo career to his life-altering decisions tohis relationship with his daughter—Head details how,no matter what the issue, God has always provided theguidance he’s needed to become a stronger person.
One part journal chronicling his evolving relationshipwith God, one part spiritual testament to the undeniablestrength of the Bible, Stronger is a devotional unlike anyother—both a moving tribute to the transformative powerof the word and a no-holds-barred look at what it meansto give yourself completely to Jesus Christ.