Joe Eszterhas is well known for his provocative screenwriting, from Basic Instinct to Flashdance and Showgirls. He has written equally edgy books, such as Hollywood Animal and American Rhapsody. But his latest endeavor must be his most surprising yet – the story of his journey from sinner to “crossbearer” on Sunday as he faithfully processes into church, having rediscovered and embraced his Catholic faith.
This book is down to earth, even gritty as he talks about his life, but Eszterhas comes across as sincere and truly inspired to turn his life around and redeem himself from addictions, guilt, and an empty life.
I found the book mesmerizing – and even a little humorous as Eszterhas relates how no one was more surprised than him when he felt God’s call in his life.
I love books that inspire, and this is definitely one of them.
Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith