Unashamed

Unashamed

Book - 2016
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If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection.

Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity--childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be a Christian in a secular age.

This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.

*Cover/Interior design by Alex Medina , photography by Mary Caroline Mann
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781433689123
143368912X
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 Lecra
Characteristics: xi, 212 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)
Additional Contributors: Merritt, Jonathan

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ctucholke2
Jul 31, 2017

For anyone who has gone through Lecrae's music progression, this autobiography is enjoyable and gives insight to what has gone on in his life that has impacted his musical career.

mvkramer Apr 06, 2017

Mr. Moore had a hard life, and wants to share his story so it can help other people. I think this will speak to a lot of readers, especially young men. Also available as a digital audiobook through Hoopla.

AL_MARYA Feb 08, 2017

A vulnerable account of his story and a powerful testimony of his faith.

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ChristyChilders
Jun 13, 2016

I didn’t know much about Lecrae before I read this memoir… I knew a few of his songs, and I saw him on Jimmy Fallon last year, that’s about it. But I’d heard that he had a really interesting story, so when I spotted his book I snatched it up. I started it right away and I couldn’t put it down – he DOES have a really interesting story, and he tells it with transparency and grace. I really loved it.

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franque
Jun 02, 2016

Not impressed for a few reasons. 1. For someone who writes for a living, the writing style of this book was generic & lacked style. 2. Lecrae seemed to be writing this book for a specific audience, namely a non -Christian, middle class, young one. The audience is not assumed to be very intelligent, mature, or able to go much beyond pop culture. This is fine however I think this book should be marketed as such. 3. There is some concerning theology that Lecrae is espousing & I hope his target audience can practice discernment while reading this book. The Bible (and why he chose to quote from 3 different translations is strange) talks about separating wheat from tares and how Jesus will throw the tares in the fires. Why doesn't Lecrae even acknowledge the evil in much music & how he avoids it. Why didn't the topic of Satan ruling music or the air come up? Why does he say God created the world as good but doesn't mention how Satan is the ruler of this world & that we are not to conform to it. Plus anytime someone says Rick Warren, the current king of apostasy, is their friend, I know this is not someone I should consider worthy of counsel in matters of faith or anything else. 4. There is just too much psychobabble in this book. I get the author had tough times but the words "trauma" and "authenticity" peppered this book worse than an episode of Oprah. In spite of such language it still seems Lecrae is living for others approval by embracing self-helpy lingo. Jesus is the only help we need according to some Christians. He's not coming to change industries & and society but one day destroy it. My hope is Lecrae stops walking down winding roads that open the doors of hell (p. 159) and looks to the straight path.

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actress18
Apr 19, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lecrae mentions he tried to commit suicide a few times and he mentions his girlfriend had an abortion

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actress18
Apr 19, 2017

Sexual Content: Child sexual abuse is recalled from his childhood and he mentions he slept w/a few women in his life and he ended up getting an STD from it,but they're all non-explict

mvkramer Apr 06, 2017

Other: Trigger warning - abortion.

mvkramer Apr 06, 2017

Sexual Content: Non-explicit reference to child sexual abuse.

mvkramer Apr 06, 2017

Violence: Child abuse.

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actress18
May 02, 2017

"Moments of weakness are opportunities for God to show himself strong" ;- )
-Lecrae

AL_MARYA Feb 08, 2017

...if you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection.
-- Lecrae

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ChristyChilders
Jun 13, 2016

"If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection."

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franque
Jun 02, 2016

"It was time to leave the religious ghetto and kick down hell's front door."

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