Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Review ~ Life, In Spite of Me


Each and every Monday I try to share with you some of the amazing books that are sitting on the shelves in my house.  I've been blessed to be a book reviewer for a few of the publishing houses and love showing you some of the incredible books that are out there right now!

When I saw this book, "Life, In Spite of Me", it completely intrigued me.  As a mom of two teenage boys I wanted to hear Kristen's story not just because it's a good story, because it is a fantastic story of redemption and God's grace, but also because that could happen to any one of our kids.

I love how God has completely transformed her life and given her a voice to speak out and encourage others who are struggling, Reaching You Ministries.

I'll admit...it was heartbreaking to read in the beginning, but gave such great insight into the hearts of our kids.  If you have teenagers, then you really should take the time to get a glimpse of the heart of this beautiful young woman, Kristen Jane Anderson.



From the back of the book...

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. 

Click here to download and read the first chapter of Life, In Spite of Me.

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