Life in Spite of Me - Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
Kristen Jane Anderson with Tricia Goyer
A few weeks ago I heard Kristen's story on the radio and so when I saw this book I wanted to read it. Here is a link to an excerpt from the book.
Her story is amazing, inspirational, and a miracle. It is a story of how a seemingly normal teenager can go so far down that there seems to be no way out. It is a story of a miracle and of how God saves, restores, and uses someone for His purposes.
There are many messages in this book, including: hope for those suffering from depression, a light for those who are contemplateing suicide, and inspiration for those seeking a closer relationship with God. It is this final message that touched me in a way I did not expect. I originally wanted to read the book because I thought it might help me better understand teenage depression so that I could better help some teens in my life.
What I found was an inspiration to grow closer to God...she writes "I need to grow up and be more intentional about my life. I need to focus on God more and start doing things more his way." Don't we all need to be more intentional and more focused about growing closer to God. I got a message I didn't expect to find when I picked up this book, and just I love how God works that way!
Disclosure: WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their BloggingForBooks.org book review program.