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Life, in Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice

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She wanted to die. God had other plans.

Why does my life have to be so painful?

What’s wrong with me?

It’s not going to get better.

It could all be over soon, and then I won’t hurt anymore.

 

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 Life, In Spite of Me 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.  

 

Includes notes of encouragement Kristen wishes she had received when she was struggling most.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

She wanted to die. God had other plans.

Overwhelmed by wave after wave of emotional trauma, Kristen Anderson no longer wanted to live. One January night, determined to end her pain once and for all, the seventeen-year-old lay across train tracks not far from her home and waited to die.

 

Instead of peace, she found herself immersed in a whole new nightmare.

 

Before the engineer could bring the train to a stop, thirty-three freight cars passed over her at fifty-five miles per hour. After the train stopped and Kristen realized she was still alive, she looked around—and saw her legs ten feet away.

 

Surviving her suicide attempt but losing her legs launched Kristen into an even deeper battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as unrelenting physical pain—all from the seat of a wheelchair. But in the midst of her darkest days, Kristen discovered the way to real life and a purpose for living.

 

For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn’t give up on us. 

 

Includes notes of encouragement from Kristen and resources for suicide prevention.

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, or depressed.

Tricia Goyer is the author of three hundred articles for national periodicals, as well as many novels and several nonfiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781601423825
Author:
Anderson, Kristen Jane
Publisher:
Multnomah Books
Author:
Goyer, Tricia
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Subject:
Situations / Suicide
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 0.49 in 0.38 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Suicide
Religion » Christianity » Christian Biographies
Religion » Christianity » Inspirational
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Inspirational

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Product details 224 pages Multnomah Publishers - English 9781601423825 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , She wanted to die. God had other plans.

Overwhelmed by wave after wave of emotional trauma, Kristen Anderson no longer wanted to live. One January night, determined to end her pain once and for all, the seventeen-year-old lay across train tracks not far from her home and waited to die.

 

Instead of peace, she found herself immersed in a whole new nightmare.

 

Before the engineer could bring the train to a stop, thirty-three freight cars passed over her at fifty-five miles per hour. After the train stopped and Kristen realized she was still alive, she looked around—and saw her legs ten feet away.

 

Surviving her suicide attempt but losing her legs launched Kristen into an even deeper battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as unrelenting physical pain—all from the seat of a wheelchair. But in the midst of her darkest days, Kristen discovered the way to real life and a purpose for living.

 

For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn’t give up on us. 

 

Includes notes of encouragement from Kristen and resources for suicide prevention.

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