Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Book Review for 'Life, In Spite of Me'

Life, In Spite of Me was the wonderful, grace-filled story of Kristen Anderson. At 17 years old, after numerous tragic events in her life, Kristen felt that life was so overwhelming that she had reason to take her own life, by lying on a railroad track in front of an oncoming train, 33 cars at 55 mph, to be exact. This book is her story of survival after being run over by the locomotive and losing both legs.

Although not immediately transformed, Kristin goes through several more trials over the years to bring her closer to who God wants to be. Kristin gets involved in a faith family and eventually gets baptized. She does not let her disability dictate her success. This is such a powerful message that so many need to hear!

Very well-written and impacting! Her story serves as a wonderful testimony to God's love and power. The method of writing and "story-telling" format was very enjoyable. Being introduced to Ruth Ann and the other people who had impact on her life through the years made her story become very relative. Also, hearing that she took life as God led her and decided to go ahead with her ministry even when she didn't feel that she was completely prepared was very encouraging to me, as a person in that same position. So glad I chose to read this book!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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