Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

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.