Review: With My Eyes Wide Open by Brian “Head” Welch

by Jac on August 10, 2016

Review: With My Eyes Wide Open by Brian “Head” WelchWith My Eyes Wide Open by Brian
Published by Thomas Nelson Inc on 2016-05-17
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Composers & Musicians, General, Religious, Rich & Famous
Pages: 240
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He left KoRn to help himself. He went back to help others. And along the way, he nearly lost everything. A life-changing spiritual awakening freed Brian “Head” Welch from a stranglehold of drugs and alcohol and prompted him to leave the highly successful nu-metal band KoRn in 2005. What followed was a decade-long trial by fire, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend. In this intensely inspiring redemption saga, perhaps most inspiring is Brian’s radical decision to rejoin KoRn and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene. Brian returned to his musical roots with a clear head and a devoted heart. Though his story is wild, hilarious, and deeply poignant, the message is simple: God will love you into the freedom of being yourself, as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit.

I have always been fascinated by Brian “Head” Welch. My husband is a HUGE KoRN fan, and while I honestly am not a huge fan of my husbands music tastes in general? I try to find something redeeming, and following Brian Welch has been my way of making it bearable!

I truly admire his honesty. He lives in a world where your faith is not a “cool” thing, and yet he is open about his faith and his struggles. I find him to be inspirational in a way that I think a lot of people overlook – sure, he’s sort of like Daniel going into the Lion’s Den – but then I look at the ability he has to make a real difference for the Kingdom!

I really enjoyed this personal look into Brian’s life and appreciate his journey.

Jac

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