Monday, May 17, 2010
Life in Spite of Me
Life in Spite of Me is the biography of Kristen Anderson. Her life was going along as many other teens until she experienced the multiple deaths of friends and family within a two year period. Her life begins to spiral downward until one night while grounded, she sneaks out of the house and in an instant makes the life-changing decision to commit suicide by lying on the railroad tracks. Thanks to the protection of God, seventeen year old Kristen survives what no one should but loses both legs.
Life in Spite of Me chronicles Kristen's journey to recovery physically. emotionally and spiritually. She is able to find meaning in her life and a purpose for her future. Not only does she find God during this journey but she leads her family to a deeper faith. This excellent book is a quick read although not easy due to the subject matter but it's always encouraging to hear how God is able to bring someone through a tragedy to a deeper faith. Click here to download and read the first chapter of this moving story of how God transformed the life of Kristen.
Here is a short video by the author.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group