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Scott Alan Stapp (born August 8, 1973) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is also the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Creed, of which he is a founding member. His debut solo album, The Great Divide, was released in 2005. His second album, Proof of Life, was released on November 5, 2013. Stapp has received several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Creed's song "With Arms Wide Open" and numerous RIAA certifications. In 2006, Hit Parader ranked Stapp as the 68th greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time. "Sinner's Creed" is his uncensored and impressively candid autobiography. Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God's presence, but it wasn't until years later, amid a life punctuated by sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that Scott began to feel a need for God in his life. During Creed's decade of dominance and in the years following the band's breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle - a turnaround he credits to his renewed relationship with Jesus Christ. An inspiring personal saga, "Sinner's Creed" is very highly recommended reading. It should be noted that "Sinner's Creed" is also available in a hardcover edition (9781414364568, $24.99), an unabridged audio book edition (Christian Audio, 9781610454858, $26.98), and a Kindle edition ($9.99).