Kristen's story is dramatic and gripping. She writes from that honest place inside herself that wants to help people who may be suffering what she went through. God chose to let Kristen live because He had a greater plan for her life even though it took her awhile to find it. He was always right there waiting. One of my favorite parts of the book talked about how she had to find a way to let God, be her best friend. That really struck a cord in me. We tell our best friends everything, we lean on them when we need a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. We ask their advice and we listen. Thats how I want my relationship to be with God. I want him to be my best friend.
She also talked about she how she had been focusing so much on herself, because she felt like that's what she needed to do to get better, when in reality she needed to be focused on something else. In this case that something else was God. She surrounded herself with a good church family and people who were putting God first in their lives and she began to see great changes in her own life. Kristen's website "Reaching You Ministries" has helped numerous people who suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts. She is a brilliant speaker and a great writer.
Here are a few other interesting things from Kristen Anderson and Waterbrook Multnomah.
Here is a link to the video trailer for Life, In Spite of Me!
And here is a link to download an excerpt from Life, In Spite of Me.
This book was very moving. It's the kind of story that you don't forget about when you put the book down.
Life, In Spite of Me is available NOW from Waterbrook Multnomah.
I give this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General