Monday, May 17, 2010

Life, In Spite of Me *book review*

Life, In Spite of Me is a biography about extraordinary hope after a fatal choice. It is written by Kristen Jane Anderson and Tricia Goyer.
I have to say this was one of the best inspirational stories I have EVER read. It is a very uplifting and encouraging read that had me crying more than once. This is another story of the miracles God can do and the people He can use. I highly recommend this book for everybody but especially for young people who might think they have nothing to live for.
On a scale from 1-10 this book is definitely a 10!

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.

I didn't get a copy of this book for a giveaway but if anyone is interested in reading a slightly used hard copy let me know in the comments and I will draw a name on May 28th.

 This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


Venassa said...

I bet it would be a great book. I remember seeing her on Oprah awhile back.

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Anastasia said...

I would love to read it. It sounds amazing!

SurferWife said...

I wouldn't mind reading this one. Sounds good.

Anonymous said...

I'm always up for a good read!

Lynda said...

I would really like to read this book.

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~*Katie*~ said...

I would love to read this book!!! It sounds amazing!!! It sounds like a book I could acutally sit down and read it and not have an ADD moment :)