C'MON! -- My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation by Christopher Long
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I got this book, I had mixed feelings about whether to even try to read it. You see, I am not very much into religion right now. I am one of those who are lost, searching at times for an answer or proof of the higher power. Other times I am completely turned off and closed off to even the possibility of hope. As I opened the first pages of this book it was one of those times.
I opened the book with trepidation and began reading and surprisingly I relaxed rather quickly and settled down just taking it in. Before I knew it I was done! It took me around 3 hours to read the whole thing and I got so engrossed in the life story of the author and his journey that I never once felt uncomfortable about the religious verses that were bandied about freely and proudly! You see, they fit. They made sense when read and incorporated with the life lessons he was portraying to us through his written word and not once did it come off as "preachy". I liked this! I liked this a lot!
In this day and age of extremes, it is really hard to find books, or media of any sort that is religious based and doesn't come off as: I am right, you are wrong. I am saved and you are going to burn for eternity in fire you SINNER! So, the fact that the author was able to do this, to me is one heck of a WIN.
Over all the book left me feeling good, and full of, well....hope! And that's not something I feel much! Am I gonna convert? Well, probably not but reading this made me realize that no matter how far you fall or how dark it seems that it's never too late to search for what you need. You can turn it all around and find peace. It just takes some time, drive and an open mind. (I'm working on this last one myself)
I recommend this book to anyone who thinks their life is shit and can't ever change. It's not as bad as you think really and there is hope...you just have to want to find it.
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