'Once Life Matters: A New Beginning,' is a powerful life-changing auto-biography written by former music business entrepreneur, Marty Angelo.
The book reveals how God totally transformed Angelo's life from the snarls of drugs, booze, rock/disco music and prison into a strong witness of God's saving grace and mercy.
"This is not a Hollywood exposé... No, this is the story of how I went astray..."
"My life has been a messy series of events that combined to create a mosaic—the way tiles combine to create an image..."
"I was always searching for something but was never satisfied when I got it. I searched for the next big music trend, my big show business break, and the next chance to get high. I was always after something. I kept putting things off, hoping for a better future..."
"I’m not proud of the many problems I created for myself—the incredibly stupid things I did..."
"Part of the reason I want to tell my story is to help people understand that no matter how bad things might get, you can change and start with a clean slate."
Marty Angelo chronicles the story of his life, from a trouble-filled youth to a music industry icon to rock bottom to saved to prison to ministry to others. This book is his testimony of a life changed by Christ.
Occasionally I wonder why so many celebs who seem to have it all seem so unhappy and even display suicidal tendencies. Marty's story gives some insight into why such a thing happens. I appreciated his no-holds-barred disclosures in his desire to display Christ's awesome transformational power.
He intersperses his story with applicable Bible verses. It's evident that the purpose of his book is to point others to Christ, as he ends the book guiding readers through a simple prayer of accepting Christ as their Savior.
The first-person writing style is simply a basic and straightforward account of life.