Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review - Life, In Spite of Me

Life, In Spite of Me - by Kristen Jane Anderson

Oh, my goodness. I could NOT put this book down.  I read it in one setting.  Kristen is a total inspiration and she will make you see your life differently. 

The first two chapters were very difficult to read and I found myself with tears streaming down my face more than once.  Kristen tried to commit suicide when she was 17 years old.  Her method was horrific, to say the least, but God had other plans for this wonderful, young woman, and the really great thing?  She listened to God and inspires us today. 

Kristen lives in pain from losing her legs and since I live in pain, it made me take a good look at the fact that God uses our pain to help others.  Kristen touches so many lives with her testimony, her ministry, and her love of Jesus! Even though no one would fault her if she felt sorry for herself, she doesn't. She looks outside herself to see other hurting people that she can help by sharing the Gospel with them.  She shows them that God has a plan for all of us and He can use us if we will only just submit to Him and allow Him to do his wonderful work in us.

Trust me, you're going to want to read this book.  It will make you long to grow closer to God and, if you don't know God, you're going to want to know Him.  I give this book a definite 5 stars and it will be a book I go to time and again - especially if I'm having a day I'm needing some encouragement or I'm feeling sorry for myself.

This ebook was provided to me by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing...don't we all at times need to see how someone else see the Lord in the middle of their seems to lift ours.


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