We all deal with problems in our lives.
I’m a woman of faith. When my life seems as if it is spinning out of control I look upward for guidance and steering. God has been beyond goo to me. I have been blessed with two children when I didn’t know if I would have any. When my marriage hit a rough patch He was there to deliver us through it, and when we lost our third child it was by His grace that I survived.
Even with all of the wonderful thing God has done in my life, there are times when I lose sight of how wonderful He really is. When I hit this point it’s through the stories of other that draw me closer to God. And no story has awed me more then the story of Kristen Anderson.
In her book “Life, in Spite of Me,” written with Tricia Goyer, Kristen tells her story. The story of a young girl who finds herself trying ot deal with the loss of three friends and her grandmother in just two years. The story of a girl who finds herself the victim of rape. The story of a girl who dives into a deep and seemingly endless depression.
The story of a seventeen year old girl who doesn’t see a way out and so decided to end her life. She lays down on a set of railroad tracks and wits for her pain to end.
But her story doesn’t end, it just begins.
In her book Kristen talks about her miraculous survival that night and the aftermath she faced and the hope that replaced despair. Kristen’s story is one filled with not just hope, but courage and grace.
It reminds us all that there is truly only one person in charge and through Him we will either be delivered into, from, or through the fire. No matter which it is, He will be there.
This book touched me in such an amazing way. I want you to experience it also. Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah publishing I have two copies of this incredibly inspiring book to giveaway.
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That’s not all! Tricia Goyer is also holding a special giveaway in honor of this book. For a chance to win a 5 book Tricia Goyer libarary (any 5 books of your choice!) Tweet this:
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*Dislosure: I was given a copy of this book to review as part of the LitFuse Flock. I also received additional copies from the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.*