Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogging for Books- Life In Spite of Me

Life, In Spite of Me

Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
Written by Kristen Jane Anderson
As told to Tricia Goyer
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To purchase the book, please visit- http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601422521
After seeing this author on Oprah several months ago, I knew I would want to read this book when it came out. It is a memoir of a woman who tells the story of how she should have died. After a seemingly normal childhood she loses three friends and a family member in a short time. She is then raped. After dealing with depression, drinking, heartache, and pain she tries to end her life. She purposefully was run over by a train and lost most of the blood in her body. She by all accounts should have died- however the Lord was watching over her. She lost both of her legs in the terrible ordeal, but in turn, found her self.
Kristen goes on to tell the story of how she healed physically and emotionally. The book is both tragic and joyful. Kristen’s life turned around in such an amazing way. She founded Reaching You Ministries to help others who are going through terrible times. She also graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. She has overcome so much physically and emotionally and come out beautifully.
The book is very easy to read and quite captivating. I would recommend it to anyone. Those who are dealing with tough times, depression, pain, etc. would benefit from this book because it shows how so much good can come out of so much pain. 

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

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