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Life, in Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope after a Fatal Choiceby Kristen Jane Anderson
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This is a remarkable story of life beyond despair and hope that triumphs over tragedy. Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook: three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a seemingly bottomless depression. One January night, the seventeen year old decided she no longer wanted to deal with the emotional pain that smothered her. She lay down on a set of cold railroad tracks and waited for a freight train to send her to heaven and peace. But Kristen's story doesn't end there. In this book, this remarkably joyful young woman shares the miracle of her survival, the agonizing aftermath of her failed suicide attempt, and the hope that has completely transformed her life, giving her a powerful purpose for living. Her gripping story of finding joy against all odds provides a vivid and unforgettable reminder that life is a gift to be treasured. This book includes notes of encouragement Kristen wishes she had received when she was struggling most.
Kristen Jane Anderson has been featured on Oprah and is a popular speaker at colleges, women's and youth events, churches, and suicide prevention outreaches. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute and the founder of Reaching You Ministries, Kristen seeks to help those who are hurting, hopeless, lost, suicidal and depressed.
Tricia Goyer is the
Recounts the author's survival of a suicide attempt in which a train severed both her legs, and chronicles how her newfound faith in God helped her overcome her past and to deal with the challenges of permanent physical disability.
About the Author
\Kristen Jane Anderson has been featured on Oprah and is a popular speaker at colleges, women’s and youth events, churches, and suicide prevention outreaches. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute and the founder of Reaching You Ministries, Kristen seeks to help those who are hurting, hopeless, lost, suicidal and depressed.
Tricia Goyer is the author of three hundred articles for national periodicals, as well as fourteen novels and six nonfiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough.
Table of Contents
A letter to the reader — Just let me die — It wasn't supposed to turn out this way — Carefree no more — What's wrong with this world? — Small and powerless — I could never do it that way — Failing at life — Gounded until further notice — Kind word and new questions — Settling in for the long haul — The psych ward — Facing new challenges — A new reality.
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