Friday, August 27, 2010

Review: Life, In Spite Of Me by Kristen Anderson

Title: Life, In Spite Of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5/5

She wanted to die. God had other plans.

Why does my life have to be so painful?
What’s wrong with me?
It’s not going to get better.
It could all be over soon, and then I won’t hurt anymore.

Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture-perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook: three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a seemingly bottomless depression.

One January night, the seventeen-year-old decided she no longer wanted to deal with the emotional pain that smothered her. She lay down on a set of cold railroad tracks and waited for a freight train to send her to heaven…and peace.

But Kristen's story doesn’t end there.

In Life, In Spite of Me this remarkably joyful young woman shares the miracle of her survival, the agonizing aftermath of her failed suicide attempt, and the hope that has completely transformed her life, giving her a powerful purpose for living.

Her gripping story of finding joy against all odds provides a vivid and unforgettable reminder that life is a gift to be treasured.

Includes notes of encouragement Kristen wishes she had received when she was struggling most.

My Thoughts:

Wow! This book is AMZING! Life, In Spite Of Me is Kristen's story of her attempted suicide, her depression, and how she came to God! Kristen's story is truly amazing and you know that the hand of God was upon her that night when she decided she couldn't deal with being here anymore. Personally, I had tears in my eyes while reading Life, In Spite Of Me, because I saw so much of myself in Kristen, plus the story really tugs at your heart. I hope that you will go out and pick up this book.

If you, or someone you know has thoughts about suicide, please talk to someone. They have people at reaching you ministries that would be glad to help you!

If you would like to know my about Kristen's story please visit Reaching You Ministries

A special thank you to the publisher & Reaching You Ministries! And last but not least, Kristen for sharing your story with us!

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