Monday, May 24, 2010

What I'm Reading: Life, In Spite of Me

I didn't even start reading this book in enough time to write a review and I'm way over deadline as it is, so I'm calling it...

What I'm Reading...
This book caught my eye because I love stories wherein a character experiences conflict and fights the epic battle required to overcome the obstacles into a life of redemption and victory.  Don't we all experience depression at some point?  And unfortunately, every life is touched by rape and/or suicide in one way or another.  Kristen Jane Anderson's story is an example of what lies on the other side of the fight for all of us.  Hers is a story of hope, struggle and salvation, and should prove an inspiration to all of us to keep fighting, for the promise of hope and victory.

"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.

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.
" --courtesy WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

Please click here for more on this incredible story including videos and sneak peek!
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


Mom said...

This summer, I plan to spend time visiting my daughter, son, and their families - the people that God has blessed me with. The video touched my heart and I would love to read "Life, In Spite of Me."

CC said...

wow! You've been blogging a lot recently!!

My big plans. 2000 miles of driving to see family! Aaack! Will Professor X make it? Yet to be determined.....