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I Still Believe

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A leading artist on the contemporary Christian scene, Jeremy Camp has gained a sizable fan following. I Still Believe follows Jeremy's life from growing up in Indiana and his struggles as a teen, to his love for his first wife Melissa and her untimely passing, to his growing music ministry and re-found hope and love in his wife Adrienne. "We have choices when life hits us ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published September 5th 2011 by Jeremy Camp LLC
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Amber Stokes
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
We all go through hardships and trials - very personal and very real to each one of us. And there is great encouragement to be found in the stories of those who have clung to faith and hope throughout those difficult times in their lives. Jeremy Camp's declaration of faith (found in the title of his book - I Still Believe) sets the theme for this down-to-earth, simple, and yet powerful read.

Camp writes in a conversational way, reaching out to the reader. He retains an air of humility throughout
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Sara
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I started listening to Jeremy Camp’s music probably around the mid-2000s and my top three favorites of his are This Man, Restored, and Walk by Faith. When I first heard his music, I liked it – especially those three favorite songs – but I wouldn’t have necessarily called him my favorite artist. I am definitely not claiming to be a music critic, but I often thought that Camp’s music lacked…something.

That changed when I saw him in concert with Casting Crowns in 2007. Now, my husband and I don’t of
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Brenda
Dec 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Very simply written, quick to read book, but it packs a big punch emotionally and is very inspirational. Jeremy Camp is my favorite singer, and it was wonderful to read the backstory on some of his songs and read about what he went through in his life.
Shaney
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. It took me 2 hrs to read. I love his music and reading his story brought tears to my eyes.
Michelle
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: someone looking for a good testimony, fans of Jeremy Camp, Christians or seekers
I loved this book!!! If you aren't a huge fan of Jeremy Camp, you will be after you read this book.

Jeremy starts at the beginning & shares the story of his parents coming to Christ, which if full of God's fingerprints. And then he shares his own spiritual journey, which has been a series of ups-and-downs, especially for his relatively young age.

His story is a powerful one. I think it is easy to identify with his story because it is so similar to many Christians own experiences - for example
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Heather
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A huge fan of Christian music, I am quite familiar with Jeremy Camp’s music. He has written and performed some of my favorite songs in recent years, but I hadn’t known his story until now. And all I can say is wow. He has been through so much, and his faith in God is absolutely amazing.

This account of Jeremy’s heartache is raw and heartbreaking. Honestly, it’s amazing to me that anyone can come out of such an ordeal with their faith not just in tact, but stronger than before. God has truly bless
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Jennifer Ward
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christians
I bought this book knowing a little bit about Jeremy’s testimony. Jeremy lost his first wife to cancer & he also had a miscarriage with his second wife. He was very poor growing up & now he’s a Christian artist who lifts up so many people through his music. Now after reading this book his music means so much more to me. This book walks you through Jeremy’s real life example of walking by Faith & leaves you yearning to want to know God & trust God more. It’s a simple down-to-earth ...more
Jill Welton
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
After seeing Jeremy perform last weekend, I was excited to read his story. Like most fans, I knew of the death of his first wife. But to know her story, in all of its fullness, is still impacting the world for Christ years after she's passed. The book is a quick and easy read. I already have a line of friends that want to borrow the book. I will gladly oblige, but not before I have my two oldest girls read his book! I can see how his testimony, and that of his family, can provide great encourage ...more
Stephanie Joy
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've been wanting to read this book for a year and finally was able to borrow a copy last night. I read it in 2 hours, devouring Jeremy's testimony of how God carried him through tremendous grief to victory in knowing that God works all things together for the good of those who love him. So many of his sentiments echoed the feelings I've experienced over the past year and a half and put words to some truths that God revealed to me over time. I've been a fan of Jeremy's music for years, but readi ...more
Jessica
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This book was so inspirational. Jeremy Camp has went through a lot of tribulation, but has survived by knowing that God is loving. For those who do not know, Jeremy Camp's first wife, Melissa, died from cancer very shortly after they got married. This book shows how his parents became Christians and his struggles during his teenage years, how he grew in his faith due to his first wife's passing, and how he came to love his second wife, Adrienne.

For me, this book encouraged me that God is always
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Kathryn
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was interested to pick this up because I've enjoyed Jeremy Camp's music for several years and never knew the whole story about his first wife's battle with cancer (having never been to a concert and not listening to CCM radio, I guess). This was more than an interesting biography, though, it was a very hopeful little tome about living with the sickness and passing of a loved one, and living one's life after a huge loss. I especially appreciated the Scripture notations in the footnotes for furt ...more
Marion
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Jeremy Camp's music and had heard all about what happened with Melissa through mutual friends from Calvary Chapel Bible College. To hear it though in his words and how God helped him heal through songwriting was amazing. I liked how his wife, Adrienne, was brought in to share her perspective. I didn't like the font picked for her words, but that's just the administrative assistant in me LOL. I hope they continue to glorify God through their family life and music!
Michaela
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Amazing book! Very power and also sad during the chapters about his wife's passing. Yes, I cried, but it was amazing to read about their strength and faith in the Lord that they had during and after that hard time. Everyone who loves Jeremy Camp or is looking for a spiritual pick me up should read this book.
Marina Garrison
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very good. It almost made me cry. The story behind it is very moving,and a very powerful way for his word usage. He is my favorite artist in the world. And after this book I will love him forever no matter what. I recommend this book to anybody who has the 2 hours to put in to read this wonderful book. If you like touching books this is the book for you.
Travis Stockton
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I've always loved hearing testimonies, whether from a stranger or from those I am close to. Jeremy Camp shares his testimony, no holds bar, allowing you to see Gods work of grace in his life as though you were his best friend. The testimony is powerful, the message is real, the effect of reading is powerful. I highly recommend this book!
Tricia
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! Brought me to tears. Powerful testimony of God's faithfulness
Eric
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I thought this book was both inspirational and informational. Shedded light on grief a little bit. Jeremy's story talks about handling grief.
Danielle Comparette
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book made me love & appreciate Jeremy Camp's music more than I already do. What a wonderful testimony!
Merisa
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have listened to and loved Jeremy Camp's music for several years but I never knew what a powerful testimony he has. This is a great, easy read about real life and how God is never far away.
Brandi
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My husband and I are huge fans of his music and his story is amazing. I cried during this book.
Bethany
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
a really beautiful memoir. Jeremy camp admits that he doubted The Lord and expressed anger at The Lord. he also found his answer!! Inspiring! I love his music too!!
Josh Reynolds
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
To no surprise, the story of Jeremy Camp's life and road to devotion toward Christ took you through a lense of emotion. Jeremy has been through devastation, prevailing through it all he encourages a strong relationship with Christ through the word and scripture as well as church.

It was awesome to hear that Jeremy's parents attended Assembly of God, and opened their hearts there to Jesus - because my walk with God was amplified by my local Assembly of God church which has become a regular church
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Jerry Hillyer
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Title: I Still Believe

Author: Jeremy Camp with David Thomas

Publisher: Tyndale

Pages: 213 (plus photo spread)

Date: 2013

[In order to comply with certain FCC guidelines, I am required to inform you that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my review on my blog.]

I went to Bible College in the fall of 1991. I had just married my wife in June of the same year. By the time December of that year rolled around, we knew she had Hodgkin's Disease--a cancer of
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onthejourney
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A short autobiography of Christian music writer and singer Jeremy Camp's life and struggles. He discusses how the death of his young wife led him to a deeper understanding and relationship with the Lord. A great little book for others who are having a difficult time with the hard questions of life.
Kim
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing testimony! I loved learning how he wrote so many of his songs and now many of them have taken on a whole new meaning for me.
Uncommon Student
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-nonfiction
This amazing autobiography gives you an intimate look into the spiritual journey of Christian song writer and singer, Jeremy Camp.  It provides a glimpse into his childhood and how he came to the Lord.  Then following the love story with his first wife, her battle with cancer, and the Lord's faithfulness.  And ending with where he and his family are now.  Highly recommend this book!  You will listen to Camp's music in a whole new light.  
Sylvia Martinez
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jeremy Camp I Still Believe A Memoir with David Thomas was a book I actually purchased. I was going through a rough time spiritually. I did not get a position I thought I should have gotten. I was so disappointed I actually started to question God's love for me. I told God if he really cared for me then why did he not give me that job. Why did God not answer my prayer about anything. I prayed for people to turn back from the things of the world and return to the Lord. I prayed for a long time. G ...more
Rebecca Holland
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jeremy Camp with David Thomas - "I Still Believe" - Tyndale Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4143-7559: Jeremy Camp's name is not one that you would normally think of as an average person. His name is known throughout the Christian music business for praise and worship music and heart-changing lyrics that share testimonies of faith, unwavering love and trust.

As a young adult leading youth and children, I found his music to be the kind that you would want to hear and share and seemed to make a difference.
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Cami
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
I think every Christian should read this book! This is truly an honest and beautiful faith journey. Jesus entered his heart and changed his life. I am impressed that he was so spiritually mature in high school and just grew from there. I was given Jeremy Camp's first CD shortly after it was released many years ago and have enjoyed hearing his music on the radio every now and then but I had no idea what his story was and am now so very impressed by his unwavering faith and trust in God that I nee ...more
Shelby
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: I Still Believe: a memoir
Author: Jeremy Camp with David Thomas
Date I Finished Reading: February 7,2013
My Rating: 5/5
“Even when I don’t see, I still believe.” The words of Jeremy Camp’s song I Still Believe, have reached out to and connected with thousand of people around the world, as has many of his other songs. But what inspired Jeremy to write these words that he shared with so many people? In this memoir, he shares his testimony and the story (or stories) that inspired and encouraged
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Jeremy Camp, one of the leading artists on the contemporary Christian music scene, has gained a sizable fan following for his passionate, well-crafted rock songs and heartfelt testimonies of faith in spite of life’s obstacles. He is a Grammy Award winner and a two-time American Music Award–nominated artist with a stellar career, having established himself with multiple successful albums, no. 1 son ...more
“I'm not sure what the Lord has in store for my future, but I can say for certain that music is not my life. Christ is my life. I love writing, singing, and playing songs that He gives me to share, but whatever He has for me in five or ten years, I want to be willing to step into it. I never want to hold so tightly to my vocation that I lose out on His higher plan.” 19 likes
“I know the journey seems so long
You feel you're walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone

Troubled soul don’t lose your heart
Cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting”
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