Kristen Jane Anderson, author of Life In Spite of Me, is featured on CNN Radio’s Soundwaves Blog “Surviving Attempted Suicide.”
To read Kristen’s remarkable story, click here.
May 17, 2011 | 224 Pages
May 4, 2010 | 240 Pages
“Life, In Spite of Me is a remarkable story of life beyond despair and hope that triumphs over tragedy.”
—Louie Giglio, pastor, Passion City Church/The Passion Movement
“Suicide is a liar and a thief. It promises peace to those who are escaping but delivers unimaginable pain and rejection to those left behind. Kristen Jane Anderson’s riveting story unmasks the thief and gives hope a face.”
—Dr. Dennis Rainey, president, FamilyLife Ministries
“When I first met Kristen, I was overwhelmed with her smile, and then I saw her wheelchair. It was a defining moment for me. I had not heard her story or why she’d ended up at Moody. But it was her smile—and it is still her smile—that dismantles me. Kristen has something. It is something otherworldly. She had every reason to die, but now she has every reason to live. I hope you’ll read her story, see her smile, and know why she lives.”
—Michael Easley, former president, Moody Bible Institute
From the Hardcover edition.
224 pages | Published by Multnomah
On Sale Date: May 17, 2011
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
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She wanted to die. God had other plans.
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 doesnt give up on us.
This book must be read with tissues nearby. I was nearly crying by the second page. And even when there were wonderful, joyous moments in the book, they made me want to cry. It is such a beautiful book, I'm not even sure I can describe it accurately. If I were a youth leader (and God willing, I will be in the future), I would make this required reading for every single student in my youth group. Boys and girls both. She does such a wonderful...
Kristen has come a very long way and has a tremendous testimony which she shares in 'Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice' , her online ministry, and in speaking engagements. As a child her life was carefree and joyous then things started changing and everything seemed dark and hopeless. She got to the point of wanting to end her life and that is actually the beginning of the worst and best of her life. Kristen...
"If only I could have figured out how to deal with all the pain inside before it came to this. I was never trying to hurt anyone, yet I had. Especially myself." I had seen a video of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Kristen; it was powerful. I remember thinking how could this girl be smiling? When Multnomah offered a review copy of this book, I quickly signed up to help spread the word about the testimony of Christ moving in and through this...
Kristin had a fleeting thought. If she were to kill herself, what method would she choose? Her method of choice became a reality. A method that she knew that she would never survive. No bringing her back to life. It was perfect. Or, was it? One night, Kristin overwhelmed with life saw a train in the distance. With the perfect opportunity, she laid herself across the train tracks. She should have died but God had other plans. Have you...
Overwhelmed with choices she had made and consequences of these choices, Kristen Anderson made a decision to put an end to it all. One cold January night, she lay down in the path of an oncoming freight train. Before the engineer can bring the train to a stop, Kristen has been run over by 33 train cars. After she wakes up in the hospital, all she can remember is opening her eyes and seeing her legs laying 10 feet away from her. It's nothing...