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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 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 us 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 listeners 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.

©2014 Lacey Sturm (P)2014 Tantor

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  • Brittany Cat
  • 04-08-2018

Wake up to the realities of suicidal thoughts

First off, the narrator was just ok to me. She got the job done, but I wasn't feeling everything that I thought I should throughout the book. I love how vulnerable that Lacey got in this book. She was so pure is releasing her deepest thoughts into the world. It is obvious how Jesus made her whole. If she wasn't renewed spiritually, there is no way she could have been so open with her sins and restoration in Christ. Thank you Lacey.

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  • Giselle Orozco G.
  • 30-09-2020

Me llegó al corazón

Me encantó el libro. Yo escucho las canciones de Flyleaf y no sabía de la existencia de este maravilloso libro, tuve la fortuna de conseguirlo en audiolibro y la narradora hizo que conectara con la historia. Mega recomendado!!!!

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  • Konfushun
  • 18-06-2018

Lacey and her Story are amazing. .

I've loved her since flyleaf. have seen her shows many of times. her book was amazing cant wait to listen to #2.

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  • joseph carlin
  • 17-01-2021

MUST BUY!!!

One of the BEST books I've read! So real, so moving, so inspiring! Talk about Real Life experiences! THANK YOU Lacy for sharing you touching life story with us, and God Bless you for taking the time to share God's Promises and Miracles in you walk with Jesus! This is a MUST HAVE book for every woman. Young or Older, this book will change the way you think "your the only one going through what your going through". "No one loves you" or "LIfe is only horrible for me" ITS NOT TRUE! God loves you and Lacy's story is a testimony to that! You will think completely different after reading this book! God bless you!

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  • Tea Love
  • 15-04-2020

All the feels!

Lacey Strum has an amazing story. I feel like this is a story everyone needs to hear. This was a good read... err listen. It was a book I needed to hear at the right time. Many life lessons, and is an amazing testimony.

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  • Tiffany Miller
  • 21-04-2019

best book ever 😍

I couldn't stop listening to the book, I finished it in 2 days must read

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  • Jason Alombro
  • 08-04-2019

Relate and connect

It's so remarkable and beautiful to see faith bring someone so destroyed and broken to serenity and strength. I am not a Christian but I've been a fan of flyleaf for years and consider Lacey a role model. Hearing her story is very... grinding.

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  • Brent V.
  • 20-12-2018

Amazing book that revs up to a powerful message

Such a powerful book. She keeps the book from focusing on the dark, but anchors the story enough that it magnifies her transformation and purpose she has found.

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  • Danny Wood
  • 17-12-2018

so amazing!

i absolutely loved this book. Lacey's testimony is moving! I finished this in tears. I definitely recommend this!

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  • Bart Visscher
  • 02-11-2018

Great listen

This is an incredible biography.............would have been great had the author narrated it in her own great voice, this narrator was very good though.

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  • Chevy
  • 10-04-2016

fantastic

first audiobook I have tried and have wanted to hear this one fir a while, lacey has such a powerful testimony and is well shared and thought out. its a motivation and great influence by an extraordinary person to bring faith to others in such a passionate way. God bless you lacey.

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