Over the past decade, we came to know Lacey Sturm is the voice behind the platinum-selling, international rock band Flyleaf. As part of the band, she inspired countless fans and impacted many of them on a personal level. It came as a shock to many in 2012 when she announced her decision to leave the band, in which she had played such a pivotal role, and would be pursuing a solo career.
In the years since her departure, she has certainly used her time wisely. In addition to exploring the realm of motherhood, she continues to use her rock princess powers for good by speaking out to others about her faith in many ways. To start, she is a part of The Whosoevers. The organization, whose founders also include Brian “Head” Welch of Korn and P.O.D.‘s Sonny Sandoval, is a youth-focused movement to positively impact today’s music, skateboarding and art culture. By all accounts, the organization is having a positive effect on all involved. Additionally, she has partnered with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and even recorded a song, ‘Mercy Tree,’ which was featured in Billy Graham’s 2013 sermon and film ‘My Hope America – The Cross.’
However, in what is undeniably her biggest project to date, Lacey Sturm has now penned a book, ‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living.’ This isn’t your run of the mill, sensationalized rock star tell-all book sensationalizing decades of excess. This is a tale of inspiration, faith and self-discovery. She pulls no punches as she reveals her own story of physical abuse, drug use, attempted suicide and more. With that said, chapter by chapter, she bares her heart and soul offering a look inside the moments that made her the woman she is today. Written in her own voice, she offers these moments raw and unfiltered; tales which run the gamut from heartbreaking to inspiring.
Having seen Lacey Sturm perform with Flyleaf many times over the years, I was always blown away by the powerhouse voice resonating from this petite frame. It was the voice that captured my attention and the powerful and personal lyrics that sucked me in. It is one thing to step into the spotlight as a performer and reveal parts of yourself through song but it is quite another to it in book form! With this book, she pulls it off like a true professional and has brought a truly unique book to life. It brought a smile to my face, when revisiting it’s dedications, that Lacey dedicates the book “To the one like my teenage self, who is a breath away from finding the beauty of a life worth living.” That is the beauty of this book; that it can inspire those who may be in a dark place. Lacey Sturm is living-proof that it is always darkest before the light and a new tomorrow is always right around the corner.
Lacey Sturm’s ‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living’ is a must read for all of her fans, both new and old. The book offers a rare glimpse into the soul of the artist and what continues to drive her on what will continue to be an amazing journey.
“He has a plan for everybody here and it’s all a matter of whether you answer it when He calls you.” ? Lacey Sturm