Life, In Spite of Me is an amazing story of hurt, depression and hopelessness that ends in hope. Kristen was brought up in a home of love and happiness, but a series of events took her to the depth of depression and sadness. She tried several avenues of "help" varying from alcohol/partying to psychiatric help, but none of them kept her from trying to take her own life.
Life is a quick read filled with sadness and HOPE. We've all dealt with depression or know someone who has... this is a great insight into what depression is really like. I believe this book is also a great encouragement to those who think all hope is lost. Buy several copies and pass them around... it will touch who it needs to!
If you are interested, you can download and read the first chapter here: Chapter 1. For more information check out WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.
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.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.