Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson and Tricia Goyer

Life, In Spite of Me, Kristen Jane Anderson, Tricia Goyer, Death, Depression, Healing, Suicide, Testimony, Memoir, Books For Evangelism, Evangelism, book review, Life, In Spite of Me is an excellent resource to give to young adults and teenagers especially those who battles depression and for anyone who has thoughts of suicide. 

Depression and a series of painful events – three friends and her grandmother died within two years and a friend she thought she could trust raped her – led Kristen Jane Anderson to decide that she wanted to die. One January night, she lay down on the railroad tracks and waited for the train to hit her. Kristen was run over by 33 freight train cars going 55 miles per hour. In this horrifying moment, she lost so much blood that she should have died. Instead she survived but both her legs were cut from her body. In Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice Kristen shares her miraculous story through surviving the agonizing aftermath of her failed suicide attempt and how she found the will to survive and hope that has completely transformed her life. She shares how her new found faith in God helped her overcome her depression and the challengers of her permanent physical disability. God had kept Kristen alive that night for a reason and God is using Kristen’s story  to save countless lives and bring hope to many others.

  • “I greatly appreciated the clear plan of salvation being given, instead of just saying she ‘found God’ or ‘gave her life to Jesus'” – Sandra, Amazon Review
  • “If anyone is struggling with thoughts of depression, or just feeling like life will never get better, ‘Life, In Spite of Me’ will change your perspective entirely.” D. Rex, Amazon Review
  • “Before I read this book, I was in a downward spiral to depression. Reading Kristen’s story made me stop and realize that my life could be worse and that God can help me get through the tough times, no matter what the circumstance.” P. Holbrook, Amazon Review
  • “This book made me feel grateful for the things that I have and the things I am able to accomplish in life. It made me sympathetic for those people who are lost.” – A.Daily, Amazon Review
At present, Kristen is a popular speaker at colleges, women and youth events, churches and suicide prevention outreaches. She is also the founder of Reaching You Ministries who seeks to help who are hurting, hopeless, lost, suicidal and depressed.
ISBN 1601422520, 224 pages, Publisher – Multnomah Books

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