Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Review: "Life, In Spite Of Me" by Kristen Jane Anderson with Tricia Goyer

Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
"Life, In Spite Of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice" by Kristen Jane Anderson with Tricia Goyer is the amazing story of the author. At only 17 years old, she made a choice that should have ended her life. She has used her story to inspire and encourage others while bringing awareness to the issue of suicide.

Depression is something that is near and dear to my heart. I found comfort in this book learning Kristen's story and how she overcame her obstacles in life. The book begins on the night of her failed suicide attempt, then follows Kristen through her memories that led up to that breaking point, and her struggle to recover. Like may of us, Kristen was raised going to church with our parents but never "formally" accepting Christ into our lives. Kristen shows us how it's never too late to accept the Lord and how He is always there for us, wanting us to accept and love Him. He worked miracles in Kristen's life and wants to do the same for us. 

This is definitely a book that I'm passing on so that others can be blessed by it. This would be great gift for anyone going through hard times, in need of comfort or looking for a great read.
 
Excerpt

Dear reader,
 
This is my story. Sometimes it gets a little crazy…you’ll see, but my guess is that in many ways my story and yours are not that different. Between some of the chapters you will find personal notes from me to you. These include things I wish I had known, things I wish someone had told me back then. I hope you will find what I’ve shared encouraging.

I am praying for you.
Kristen

Want to know more?
Download the first chapter of this amazing and life changing book free here
View Kristen's video about her book here.

Disclosure: I received this book without charge from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
 
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