“The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her old life ended.”
The Reason is written by Lacey Sturm, former lead singer of the hard rock band, Flyleaf. It’s such a gift to be able to read the details of a story like Lacey’s. Unless we really know a person, all we can do is speculate about the reasons and motivations behind their life’s journey. We learn about big events or family issues in their life without really knowing the full story. Lacey’s story is inspiring. She has more passion in her little toe than I’ve probably had my whole life.
The book is divided into two parts - the before and after of her suicide decision and subsequent salvation. Each chapter reveals The Reason behind various decisions and events in her childhood and young adult life. Example: The Reason I Became An Atheist, The Reason I Wanted To Die, The Reason I Sing, The Reason I Wanted To Change the World.
I love Lacey Sturm/Flyleaf because I love when the power of music is used for good. Not just for the sake of being angry, bragging about your lifestyle or sexuality, but to put into sound the things we struggle to describe. To challenge in a good way. But even if you aren’t a fan of Flyleaf’s style, I would still really recommend reading The Reason.