Sunday, March 6, 2011

Book Review: Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson

**This book was sent to me in exchange for a review.**

Hardcover, 224 Pages
Published by (Multnomah Books) on May 4, 2010
[Author's Site] [Buy it]

Summary- Kristin 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.

Miraculously Kristen's story doesn't end there.

In Life, In Spite of Me this remarkable 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 of living.

Her gripping story of finding joy against all odds provides a vivid and unforgettable reminder that life is a gift to be treasured.
(Taken from back of book)

My Review- This book is truely amazing. It is so inspiring and heart felt. This girl is blessed to still have her life. It got me teary a time or two. Such a beautiful story on how this young girl found God.

Stars-  4/5


  1. I've been tempted to read this book so I'm glad to read that you liked it.

  2. Yeah, you definitley should read it.

  3. Oh, wow, I've never heard of this one...must add it to my ever growing list!

  4. This sounds good. I don't think I've heard of it before. It's going on my wish list. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)