Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Review: Life in Spite of Me

This book is an inspiring true story of how God saved the life of a suicidal teen and brought restoration and purpose to her. At age 17 Kristen Anderson had suffered the loss of her grandmother, the death of several friends, and being raped by another friend. Her world was spiraling out of control and she was sinking into a deep depression. One night she made a decision to lay on the tracks in front of an on-coming train and permanently end her pain. But God had other plans for her.

That was not the end of her story but rather the beginning of her journey toward and with God. She miraculously survived but lost both her legs. This book tells of her long journey of physical and emotional healing.

I'm not one to read a lot of biographies and was unsure of how I'd like this book. I was quickly drawn into the story and couldn't put the book down. I literally sat and read the whole book one Sunday afternoon. It was that good! I'd definitely recommend this book to friends.

Here's a video that I found of Kristen telling her story.
You can purchase your copy of "Life in Spite of Me" here.


Melissa said...

That's amazing - sounds like a great read!

Rachel said...

It really was. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did!