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The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth…

The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living

by Lacey Sturm

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Lacey Sturm's heart is definitely in this book, but I'm afraid it doesn't come off as either a great autobiography or a great testament to Christianity.
As a biography, it starts well, but follows a disjointed and disorganized path. Some aspects of her life are ignored, others developed and then abruptly abandoned. For example, the first quarter of the book is about her life with her mother and siblings. Then, without ever mentioning that she had a stepfather, he enters the picture and advises her to move in with her grandparents. She does, and her mother, stepfather, and siblings are never mentioned again through the rest of the book.
As a testament to faith, her heart is certainly there, but the message is extremely simple, and repeated far too often without any further development.
Go get her CD "Life Screams", or one of Flyleaf's albums when she was the lead. She's an awesome singer. But for religious inspiration, look for a book with a bit more depth and organization. ( )
  fingerpost | Dec 2, 2016 |
I absolutely love this book. The title "The Reason" says it all. Through Jesus Christ, Lacey Sturm was able to find the purpose and reason for her life. I highly recommend giving this book a read. ( )
  jmacduff00 | Sep 27, 2016 |
A must read for all young women. Love this girl. ( )
  InDreamsAwake | Aug 15, 2015 |
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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.

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The author, a singer, songwriter, and performer at Christian music events, describes her struggles with an abusive past, depression, and suicidal thougts, and explains how her embrace of Christian beliefs has brought a purpose and meaning to her life .… (more)

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