Atheist on the brink of suicide finds God and hope
From suicide attempts, drug use and physical abuse to finding faith and purpose, Lacey Sturm gets real in her upcoming book “The Reason – How I Discovered a Life Worth Living,” set to hit shelves in October (Baker Books). In her personal story, the former Flyleaf singer shares her journey from atheism to salvation and how she found faith on the day she planned to end her life.
“Fresh. Passionate. Powerful. Lacey Sturm does in “The Reason” what she has done her whole career—she tells the truth, sings the truth, dances the truth. Her story will blow you away, and her heart will touch you.”
—Chap Clark, Ph.D., author of “Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers”
—John L. Cooper, lead singer of Skillet
—Michael W. Smith, singer and songwriter
—Nick Hall, Founder of PULSE Movement
Sturm is currently in the studio writing and recording songs for her upcoming mainstream solo release. Additional details on the album are coming soon.
In 2002, Lacey Sturm co-founded Flyleaf and led the rock band to international success as its frontwoman. The band’s single “All Around Me” went platinum, soaring to the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning recognition as an award-winning song at the 2009 BMI Pop Awards. “All Around Me” was one of many successful Flyleaf songs as numerous other singles landed on Billboard’s Alternative, Rock and Christian charts. Sturm left Flyleaf in 2012 to focus on a solo career and has had success outside of the rock band, including performing on Third Day’s single, “Born Again,” which received GRAMMY® nominations for Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Performance, and which Billboard acclaimed Sturm’s vocal performance to be “gorgeous.” She is also featured in “Take The Bullets Away,” with Atlantic Records recording artist We As Human, currently a top 20 and rising Active Rock hit, while Sturm’s song “Heavy Prey” featuring Geno Lenardo appeared on the soundtrack for the 2012 major motion picture “Underworld: Awakening.” Sturm now uses her influence to speak out to others about her life-changing faith. Part of The Whosoevers, a youth-focused movement to positively impact today’s music, skateboarding and art culture, Sturm also performs and speaks for the RESET Movement, rallying students and young adults to pray for a spiritual awakening in the United States. Additionally, Sturm partners with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to share her message of hope and recorded a song for the association called “Mercy Tree,” which can be heard on her website. The song and Sturm’s personal story were featured in Billy Graham’s 2013 sermon and film “My Hope America – The Cross.” She was also a special guest at Graham’s 95th birthday party celebrating the short film.