The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living

The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living

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The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. The screaming match she had with her grandmother was the reason she went to church. What she found there was the Reason she is alive today.

With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and more--and her ultimate salvation. She asks the hard questions so many young people are asking--Why am I here? Why am I empty? Why should I go on living?--showing readers that beyond the temporary highs and the soul-crushing lows there is a reason they exist and a purpose for their lives. She not only gives readers a peek down the rocky path that led her to become a vocalist in a popular hardcore band, but she shows them that the same God is guiding their steps today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441246523
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 264,167
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Lacey Sturm is the voice behind the platinum-selling, international rock band Flyleaf. She's a mother, a wife, a hard rock princess, a writer, a speaker, and a now-solo artist. But most of all, she's a child of God who desires for others to know and understand how special, how beautiful, how kaleidoscopically wonderful we are made. Lacey is currently a regular speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its Rock the River events. She co-founded the Whosoever Movement and is a featured artist with RESET. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her family. For more information, visit
Lacey Sturm is a mother, wife, writer, speaker, and musician. Originally the voice behind the platinum-selling international rock band Flyleaf, she released her first solo project in 2016, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Album chart. Lacey knows she is one of God's works of art, and she wants others to know and understand how special, how beautiful, how kaleidoscopically wonderful we are all made. Lacey speaks and performs in diverse venues, including mainstream rock festivals, conferences, and churches. She has been involved for many years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, TheWhosoevers, and Pulse, and is the author of The Reason and The Mystery. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. For more information, visit

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Arisa1 More than 1 year ago
My little (BIG) brother loved lacey since she was in FlyLeaf. He would go to her concerts & did'nt care if he went alone. He was on top of her life stories as well as her music. He would always listen to her sing and i was honestly annoyed (At first) becuase i din't know her music. Then he finally explained what each song meant in her life and i noticed so many similarities to my life. I began to like her as an artist. When she finally married and quit the group, he was sad becuase he can no longer listen to her sing. Then we found out she was having a baby. This would make him happy knowing she was happy. During life expierences i was going threw i began to seek strenghth and possitive words to help me threw the day. In every possitive verse was in the bible. I started seeking more and more. Until i found that every situation has a possitive word from the bible. I began to see the change in me as a person . That's when i decided i have been happyer than ever before. My brother knowing this change in me :told me about a song "The Reason". I listened to it and was obsessed becuase i felt she was talking to me. I am the reason.. a good reason. I continued to look for more of her songs and am amazed by her story i wanted to know more and more becuase her transition and mine were so alike. My brother being a "Non believer" was compeled but to listen to her music becuase she was still his favorite artist. I would pray for him to be saved or maybe just believe. One night as i was with hm i had mentioned her and my brother on TWITTER & said: i hope my brother believes. That SAME day she PM him and said that Jesus loves him Weather he believes or not....He was in shock! So was i! Now this year he came home and showed me a Barnes & Nobal bag and in it was two books!! I opened it and there it was : The Reason By Lacey . I cried and hugged him...He is almost there <3 Thanks Lacey for your Brave heart to transform your self as well as your true followers....
amishmetalhead More than 1 year ago
It is hard to even put into words how good this book is, I have been listening to Lacey for years through Flyleaf, numerous interviews, YouTube clips, guest appearances on other cd's, Whosoever events, etc ... I was expecting a kind of question and answer format, like responding to all the various emails on a subject all at once, I should have known better, as a middle aged man who has been moved to tears reading her blogs ... I should have know better. She has taken all these reasons and created a work of words and thoughts that leads you in a portrait of herself as she grew up though all the twists and changes, letting you feel who she was and see what she saw. All the pieces come together, in colors, in light, in darkness, happy, and sad ... joy, and anger ... and if you look close enough, scattered around, you will also see reflections of yourself. It also lends itself to changing the way we look at, rather than glance away from those we pass by on our streets. five stars are not enough, this one goes to 11 ....
ohbrittyyy More than 1 year ago
I read the entirety of 'The Reason' in one sitting, and was left with this huge heart of joy and fulfillment. And more importantly, a greater understanding of what it means to be a human being who loves God. Lacey has a gift for explaining the intricacies of the feelings, questions and thoughts that come with being someone who follows Christ.  She has touched so many lives with her story, and now that this book is out, I think it will inevitably bless more people. This book isn’t just for Flyleaf fans. Although it does explain her departure, and it gives insight to things that Flyleaf fans might be curious about; this book is more than that. It tells a beautiful story of a girl who was in the same painful place that we’ve all been in, and how she discovered a life worth living. Buy it — your life will be better because of it. I promise.
Zennirah More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for this BOOK its going to be awesome!!!  I love LACEY STURM <3 SHE IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS!!! <3
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story - I'm buying this book for my friend as a late Christmas gift! Lacey writes fantastically and I can't wait to buy her next book! Her story will surely inspire generations to come :D 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She said yes was the 1st book about a person that found God and then was taken away from this world. When I 1 st heard Lacy sing the song Cassie I was blown away. Since then I have wanted to know more about her. Noow I can say I do and the amazing things she has done and will do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago