Former FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm will release her memoir, "The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living", on October 7 via Baker Books.
The book description reads: "The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her old life ended. As an atheist who hated Christians, she thought church was a place for hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. After a screaming match with her grandmother, she ended up in the back of a sanctuary, hating everyone in the room. But what happened in that room is 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."
KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch wrote the foreword to the book. He says: "I've known Lacey for a few years now, and her story will always be one of the most jaw-dropping life transformations I've ever heard. Each time I hear her story, I can feel her hopeless pain and sorrow as she reached the point where she gave up on life after trying to satisfy herself with the world's antidotes, which only left her soul in agony.
"A book with this much substance will, without a doubt, live on to change lives for generations. I truly believe Lacey's story has fallen into your hands at the perfect time. Dive right in and find out the reason."
Lacey Sturm is a mother, wife, writer, speaker, and musician. Originally the voice behind the platinum-selling international rock band FLYLEAF, she is now a solo artist. But most of all, 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 for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its Rock The River events. She cofounded the Whosoever Movement and helped begin the RESET movement as one of their key speakers. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
Sturm left FLYLEAF in October 2012. She has since been replaced by Kristen May, formerly of the group VEDERA.