Friday, May 21, 2010

Life In Spite of Me: A Review

image I am amazed and inspired of how God can use such tragic circumstances and turn them from ashes to sheer beauty. 

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.

When we are at the top of our game, it is hard to imagine sinking to a pit so low that you don’t ever think that you could climb out even if someone built an elevator for you. 

But it happens.  I know that for a fact. 

I have also experienced a God who is the ultimate surgeon and doctor.  This book is an encouraging true story showing that God still has a hospital where He is on-call 24/7, ready and waiting for us to enter whenever we need Him.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing GroupTo see a video for this book, visit the WaterBrook Multnomah website or just click on the link I provided for you!

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