I have been a fan of Jeremy Camp since the first time my older sister played his music for me, after she heard him speak at a creation concert. She told me that his life paralleled the movie “A Walk to Remember” and I was very excited to get the opportunity to read his book I Still Believe. Jeremy Camp was raised in a Christian home, and there were some years where he seemed to rebel against what he knew was the correct way to live his life. He didn’t do anything drastic, but it was enough to cause him to make some difficult choices in his life, such as leaving his high school and his football team to attend a Christian school. Jeremy soon after met Melissa who he proposed to while she was fighting cancer. After their marriage, they were confident her cancer was gone, but it soon returned and Jeremy lost his wife. The book then looks at Jeremy’s steps to overcome the terrible loss in his life. Jeremy eventually finds new love and is now married to Adie Camp and has three young children. Jeremy details the emotions he felt after losing his wife and the way he dealt with finding new love.
I really enjoyed this book, and I am excited to order Jeremy’s new CD. I have really enjoyed his songs in the past, and I liked how the book told some of the emotions he felt as he was writing some of his best-known songs. Jeremy wrote this book with sincerity and complete honesty. Through this book Jeremy’s relationship with Jesus is evident, and he clearly wants to share this relationship with others. I think this book is a great read for everyone.
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