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With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoЯn

by Brian "Head" Welch

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Brian 'Head' Welch left nu-metal KoRn after becoming a Christian, his need to get free from alcohol and drugs abuse and the urgency to spend more time with his daughter Jennea. As a single parent, still struggling with depressions and anger, Welch fought his way out with the help of God, friends, and family. Whereas his first book Save Me from Myself, this second With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn, tells honestly and transparent about the many bad business decisions in the past decade, the fights and search for help to his daughter, the solo career, assembling his band, Love and Death, and ultimately his reunion with his friends in KoRn and handing over Jeannea to the Awakening Youth program.
Welch lost (almost) everything, but kept his faith. Christian friends who betrayed him as business partner. Many lawsuits, and ultimately going bankrupt. The author is bloody serious about prayers being answered, Jesus Christ showing himself in troubled times, and life-changing miracles he was able to see parenting, reaching out after concerts or reading emails from fans. He tells about both fellow Christians who don't accept his role in the metal scene or the many tattoos on his body. Yet, there's another set of people you wouldn't expect to appear in Welch's world. People ranging from Michael W. Smith, and RED, Paramore singer Hayley Williams' mother to the Bethel Church with its worship bands and leaders like Bethel Music, Jesus Culture, and Jenn Johnson. The letter from Jennea at the end of the book is a fine statement of how people can change and testify of the strong bond of love between parents and children. ( )
  hjvanderklis | Jul 27, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0718030605, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:34:07 -0500)

The lead guitarist of Grammy Award winning mega-band KoRn tells the incredible story of his life after leaving the hardcore music scene and of God leading him back to the band.

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