Friday, May 21, 2010

Book Review~~Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson

All I can say is what a blessing this book was!  I could not put this book down.  It took me less than 2 days to read this.  This is a book about a seventeen year old who attempted suicide, but only through the saving grace of God did she survive.  In the book she talked all about her struggles with recovery, hospitals and therapy. 

As a mom of a child who struggles with Bi-Polar my heart went out to her mother.  At the end of the book Kristen's mom wrote a Afterword in there.  I wanted to hug her and her mother many times in this book.  Many times as parents we try to "fix" our children.  Through this book I realized that only God can "fix" them.  Not that they need to be fixed, they just need to realize their need for Him!!  God has plans for each of us...He created us just the way he wants us!

I am making this book a required reading for my daughter.  I am also going to pass it onto the youth leaders in our church.  Kristen was very honest in the book..there was no sugar coating any of the details of her journey! 

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah.

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