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Overview The former lead guitarist for the rock band Korn presents a companion to his best-selling autobiography, Save Me From Myself, that imparts to young Christian adults the role of his faith in helping him to break self-destructive cycles and an addiction to drugs. Original. 30,000 first printing.
An Out-of-Control Rock Star. An Inescapable Addiction to Drugs. A Miraculous Redemption through Jesus Christ.
You think you've heard this story before but you haven't. Washed by Blood is a look at the dramatic saving power of Jesus Christ unlike any other--one that shows how God looks out for all of us, even those who seem farthest away from his grace.
Brian "Head" Welch was a rock star who thought he had it all. He was the lead guitarist in Korn, one of the biggest and most controversial rock bands on the planet. He lived in a mansion, had millions of dollars in the bank, and legions of fans all over the globe.
He was living the good life, and it should have been perfect. But it was all a lie.
What no one knew was that backstage and away from the crowds, Head was fighting a debilitating addiction to methamphetamines, and that nothing--not even the birth of his daughter--could make him quit for good. He had given up. He was empty inside. He spent his days contemplating suicide convinced that each high would be his last.
And that was when he found God.
Washed by Blood tells the remarkable story of how God's unconditional love freed Head from his addictions and saved him from death. Here Head describes the joys and struggles of his journey to faith, detailing how Jesus has helped him cope with his pain and find the path that's right for both him and his daughter. An account of triumphs, hardships, and the healing power of Jesus, Washed by Blood is an inspirational demonstration that God is always there to save even the most troubled souls.
Washed by Blood - Lessons from My Time with Korn and My Journey to Christ
By Brian Welch
Dimensions: 5.4 wide x 8.1 high x 0.6 deep in. | 137 wide x 206 high x deep 15 mm
In the summer of 2007, Brian "Head" Welch, the former lead guitarist for the rock band Korn, took the music world by storm with his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Save Me from Myself. Recounting his years in the band, his debilitating addiction to drugs, and his unprecedented salvation through Jesus, Head's story gave strength to a whole generation of Christians through its uplifting tale of real world excess, spiritual reward, and the power of God.
Now, Head has written a young adult companion to his bestseller, sharing his inspirational story of rock, addiction, and redemption with Christian teens across the country. Here Head talks openly about his shocking embrace of God, examining the signs that had been leading him to Jesus for his entire life and the circumstances that caused him to miss them. Discussing the difficulties of his childhood and teenage years, Head describes how his struggles with bullies, his inability to fit in, and his substance abuse which plagued him from a young age all combined to take him in the wrong direction. Eventually, he took refuge in the group of friends that would become Korn, a group of high school outcasts and a musical misfits like himself-kids who shared not only his taste in clothes but also his dream to be a rock star.
Offering readers a backstage pass to Korn's success, Head speaks honestly about the toll that his fame took on his psyche and his addiction to methamphetamines that drove him to the darkest times of his life. Instead of saving him, fame had failed him, and the ceaseless routine of recording, traveling, and partying only succeeded in placing him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own. Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing---not even the birth of his daughter---could spur him to kick it for good.
Here Head explains how with the help of God, he emerged from this dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for him. Discussing how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events since his conversion, exposing the truth about how the trials of his life have made his faith run deeper with each passing day.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 13, 2013
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061555800 ISBN13 9780061555800
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More About Brian Welch
Brian "Head" Welch was one of the founding members of Korn. Raised in Bakersfield, California, Head struggled with addictions to alcohol and drugs for much of his life. In 2005, after an intense spiritual awakening, he was instantly delivered from years of substance abuse with almost no symptoms of withdrawal. At that time, he quit Korn to pursue an intimate relationship with God and a closer relationship with his daughter, Jennea. Today, he lives and prays with Jennea in Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Washed By Blood?
Washed by blood Brian Head welch Feb 4, 2010
I bought it for my son;its the second book of his we own. Love it!
Excellant Reading May 15, 2009
This book offers an inside look at fame and how it can detsroy you if you're not strong in your relationship with God. By "humanizing" a famous rock star, teens especially can benefit from learning that they are not alone with their daily struggles with peer pressure and wanting to feel loved and needed. At the end of each chapter, the reader finds a list of thought provoking questions that help them to learn more about themselves and the love God has for them. I strongly recommend this book for teenagers and the parents who love them.
I love him Mar 25, 2009
Head is such a beautiful man. I am just awestruck by him. He is inspirational.
Please be advised... Mar 10, 2009
Yes, this book is nearly the same as "Save Me From Myself." I read the previous, and thought it was very good. That being said, I'm reading "Washed" right now, and find it to be just as good the second time around. There are slight differences, and to be completely honest, it's been a while since I read "Save Me" so it's nice to remind myself of the amazing journey that this man has been through. Both books are very good. Just remember that they are extremely similar before you buy this and give it a bad review.
"Save Me" = Adult & "Washed" = Young Adult Sep 26, 2008
Like many others, I purchased both books thinking that they were different ("Washed" being the sequal), but as you know from reading the other reviews, they're basically the same book.
My initial reaction was frustration. I felt like I had been duped by the publisher....especially since the front cover of "Washed" says that it's by the author of "Save Me From Myself" and the back cover says "You think you've heard this story before but you haven't". Yes, I have! It was called "Save Me From Myself"! I think that instead of giving different titles and cover pictures to the books, they should have simply released them as the same book; one being the "Adult" version and the other being the "Teen" or "Young Adult" version with a simple explaination of the differences.
Upon closer comparison, I felt a bit better about "Washed" leaving the vulgar language and graphic details out, but in essence still delivering the same message. I also like how at the end of each chapter there discussion questions. I lead a small group for the Jr. High boys at our church, and each semester we study books together and meet once a week to do discussion questions on what we've read. Most of the teens in the group are really into music, and I think a book like "Washed By Blood" would hold their attention a lot more than some other books. Also, I would never encourage them to read "Save Me From Myself", but "Washed By Blood" on the other hand is clean, slightly abridged, and the discussion questions make this a book that i'd definately like to study with them. So there's a good possibility i'll be ordering several more copies of "Washed By Blood" to use for our group study, but even if we don't end up doing it together i'd still highly recommend it to them.
So if you know a teen who loves music, or even an adult who might not want to read all of the graphic details about sex and drugs, this is the better choice of the two books to recommend to them.