Life, In Spite of Me


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This morning as I got dressed, I wondered, “What would life be like without legs?”  Later that morning, I heard the train’s whistle blow.  I froze.  I froze because what I was hearing was probably very similar to that dark night when Kristen Anderson attempted suicide.  That evening as I discussed God’s mercy with my family, I realized that Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Anderson and Tricia Goyer had really impacted me.

Paraplegic Kristen Anderson has quite a story to tell, one that our world desperately needs to hear.  As a teenager, Kristen found herself feeling alone and without hope.  Thinking suicide was the answer, she laid down in front of an oncoming train.  Instead of finding herself in heaven like she had hoped, she found herself legless and despairing as ever.

It was only when Kristen found Jesus Christ and dedicated her life to Him, that she was able to see the beauty that came from her ashes.  Now Kristen lives life to the fullest, sharing the hope God has given her by traveling the United States and speaking.  She also serves with Reaching You, a ministry she started, to bring hope and help to those hurting.

Life, In Spite of Me is a powerful story that showcases God’s redeeming love and mercy.  It offers hope and a breath of fresh air in the midst of a corrupt world.  A beautiful book, one that I highly recommend!

Note:  I received a copy of this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.


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