With My Eyes Wide Open, written by Brian “Head” Welch is his story of leaving the band “Korn” to devote his life to raising his daughter Jennea. In 2005 he turned his life over to Christ, left Korn, and started to be the best dad he could to his daughter. He moved them to Phoenix, Arizona and tried to make a career going solo. He connected with Edgar, providing lots of money for business adventures, and recording his music. One thing he did not do, was keep an eye on how Edgar spent his money and he eventually ended up in financial and legal issues due to how Edgar did business. The story takes from the time Brian left Korn and his daughter was a little girl, up to his return to Korn and his daughter being a teenager in trouble.
This is a very good book. It is encouraging to see how a person can be in a major band, extremely wealthy and addicted to Meth turn away from that life, accept Jesus, focus his attention to raising his daughter and find himself struggling to have money for food.
I read to learn a little bit about the band and music my children listened to. I am so glad I read this book. The struggles Brain went through after leaving Korn were overwhelming to read. I appreciate that he stressed that he would turn to pray to help him through the hard times. I think this book would be a great book for any aspiring musician to read, to read what goes into trying to make a success in the music world. I also think this would be a great book to read for parents who are struggling with their teens, especially those who have children that harm themselves.
I received a copy of this book from BookLook Blogger.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson