[LitFuse Blog Tour&Review/CONTEST] Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After A Fatal Choice by Tricia Goyer/Kristin Jane Anderson

Posted 20 May, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

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About the Book:

After her fatal choice… extraordinary hope.

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 on life. Once a happy child, Kristen’s world darkened after 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 depression that didn’t seem to have a bottom.

One January night, the seventeen-year-old made a decision: 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.

Fear coursed through me. I squeezed my eyes tighter.

It’s going to be over now. The pain is going to end. I’ll be in heaven soon.

As the train whistle blew, the vibration of my body stilled.

The sound stopped. The wind stopped. The train stopped.

Am I dead yet?

Amazingly, Kristen survived her suicide attempt… but the 33 freight cars that ran over her severed her legs. Now she not only had to deal with depression; she also had to face the physical pain and life without legs.

But Kristen’s story didn’t end there. After her darkest days Kristen discovered a real purpose for living. Now, in her compelling book Life, In Spite of Me, Kristen shares her journey from despair to hope.

Includes letters from Kristen that share messages she wishes someone would have told her-when she was depressed and struggling with loss, shame from sexual abuse, and suicidal thoughts.

About the Author(s):
Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-four books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. For more info, please visit www.triciagoyer.com

My Review:
With God, ALL things are possible. Including overcoming fatal choices and devestating tragedies. That’s what Kristin Anderson learned and she’s telling us all about it in her book, co-authored with Tricia Goyer, Life, In Spite of Me.
I’m truly happy I had the chance to review this emotionally gripping story of a brave young woman. It really puts life into perspective and God’s light shines strong throughout. This brave young woman went through so much struggle and pain. Reading her story  and seeing letters at the end of chapters from her, really tugged at my heart and brought me to my knees to pray for this amazingly brave person and her family.

I highly suggest that everyone read this blessed. emotional and moving story of Kristin’s life, especially those who are feeling down about themselves for whatever reason or just going through hard times in their life. This 5 star (although if I had my way it would be so many more!) book will show you that life is precious no matter what, and not to be taken for granted. It will show you that no matter how bad life may seem, or how tragic something in your life is, or even how depressed you may be God loves you ALWAYS, and if we just learn to lean on Him ALL things are possible-even overcoming depression, tragedy and loss. Well done on this eye opener of a book!!!

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