Life In Spite Of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson – Giveaway!

I am so excited to be a part of this upcoming blog tour that will take place between May 17 – 21st.  In the mean time, I have two new copies of this beautiful book to offer to me readers!  I will announce to winners using random.org, when I post my review between those dates so enter now 😀

Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook on life. Once a happy child, Kristen’s world darkened after three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a depression that didn’t seem to have a bottom.

One January night, the seventeen-year-old made a decision: She no longer wanted to deal with the emotional pain that smothered her. She lay down on a set of cold railroad tracks and waited—for a freight train to send her to heaven…and peace.

Amazingly, Kristen survived her suicide attempt… but the 33 freight cars that ran over her severed her legs. Now she not only had to deal with depression; she also had to face the physical pain and life without legs.

But Kristen’s story didn’t end there. After her darkest days Kristen discovered a real purpose for living. Now, in her compelling book Life, In Spite of Me, Kristen shares her journey from despair to hope.

Includes letters from Kristen that share messages she wishes someone would have told her—when she was depressed and struggling with loss, shame from sexual abuse, and suicidal thoughts.

On May 11, 2010, watch Life, In Spite of Me author, Kristen Jane Anderson, interview on Life Today, hosted by James and Betty Robison. During the interview, Kristen will discuss her failed suicide attempt, the injuries that resulted and the hope she found through faith.

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How To Enter this Giveaway

Leave a comment here letting me know what is it about this book that makes you want to read it.

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This giveaway will end between May 17 – 23, whenever I post my review of this book.  USA and Canada entrants only please.

55 thoughts on “Life In Spite Of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson – Giveaway!

  1. I want to read this book because my husband is a quadriplegic, and I have lived through his bouts with depression. He now tries to help others overcome depression and feelings of despair. I find stories of survival and overcoming depression very interesting and sometimes helpful.

    readingatthebeach(@)gmail(.)com

  2. This book sounds so great. Why do I want to read it? I could answer that one question thousands of different ways.
    Mostly, it’s because she’s alive. She tried to kill herself and she survived and she has pushed through that, written about it, and spread the love and beauty she found in herself by doing so. I love books like these, inspirational stories that have you reevaluating your whole life.
    They’re one in a million.

  3. Jill

    If I don’t win the drawing, I will certainly purchase this book. It sounds like a truly inspirational story of both hopelessness and discovering ones faith. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  4. I am not entering the give away but I just wanted to say I think this book sounds amazing. I will look forward to the blog tour and your thoughts on the book. It is amazing how sometimes life shows you that you are here for a reason. My Uncle has had 3 heart attacks, seizures and a stroke. He has died twice and been brought back both times. I tell him that something wants him here even if he is 71 years old. His work is not finished:)

  5. Linda

    I’d like to read this book because it sounds like it inspires hope. A memoir also gives the readers a glimpse into another’s life, which is what life is all about.

  6. Carol L.

    I would love to read this. I have a family member who is suffering from deep depression at a young age. I’d love for her to read about the inspiration and life’s purpose in this read. God Bless Kristen. Glad you made it . 🙂
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  7. Debbie F

    I would love to read this book. I think everyone in their lives have those times that things are not right and we don’t feel happy. I have learned that my “feelings” do not have to run my life. There are still days that I struggle but thru God’s help my life has greatly improved. Please enter me as I would love to read this!

    thanks

  8. RobynL

    I would love to read this compelling story of love and hope triumphing over tragedy. Wow, I assume this is an explosive read. Thanks.

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

  9. The book is about overcoming tragedy- I want to know why she did, and how she came back from the black hole of depression- while recovering.

  10. librarypat

    I would like to read this book and have several teen friends I can think of to pass it on to. Suicide is such a problem in todays world. The las year my son was in high school and for several years afterwards, he had 3 or 4 friends a year who either attempted or succeeded in committing suicide. Considering how small the school was and the socioeconomic group these kids were from, it is just an unbelievable number. The suicide rate in this area it terribly high and everyone I speak to knows someone who has committed suicide. It was never this common before, as far as I know.
    The best part of this book will be where she tells readers what she wishes someone would have told her. I will be recommending this for our library to purchase.

  11. I’d love to read this book because I like auto-biographies and Kristen is obviously quite an inspring person having been through all that she has and to come out the other side with hope. I’m sure her book will be a help to others.

  12. Carol Wong

    I would love to read this book, I struggle with chronic major depression, my father was biopolor and my mother had to be admitted for her depression several times and unfortunately my brother did suceed at committing suicide. I read everything that helps me stay a “survivor”.

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  14. Steve Capell

    I would like to read this book because I am retired railroad employee and I also taught “Operation Lifesaver” training to high school kids. The emotional impact of injuries due to trains effect both the victim and the train crews. I would like to read this book and see how Kristen Anderson dealt with all the tragedy in her life. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

    steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Nancye Davis

    I would like to read this book because I want to see what made the author, Kristen, change from wanting to die to having “a real purpose” in life.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  16. I admire Kristen’s strength and belief in herself, after all she has been through. She is a beautiful young woman. I’d love to read her book, please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

    Blessings to all,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

  17. Victoria Pauley

    Hi! I am one of Kristen’s bigest fans! Lol. I bet everyone says that! But it’s true! I too suffer from depression and OCD and have been going through a bit of a rut in my life right now.
    I am 26 and was born with a birth defect! Kristen’s book is truly amazing and inspirational! I am still struggling but her words give me hope!

  18. Andrew

    I would love to read this book. I have had Satan telling me before thoughts about this. I have been where she has been. Not the same story but my own. It seems like a great book of never giving up on your life.

  19. Esther Y.M.

    Hi please enter me.

    I went through depression a long time ago and God brought me out of it. This is a great book to share with my friends too to motivate and encourage them .

    estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

  20. bookjunkiemom09

    I would love this book! I have been looking online for this book and can’t find it since I don’t get out much (Sad I know lol). I’m going to keep an eye out for thsi book in case I dont win.

  21. bookjunkiemom09

    If I hadn’t subscribed to your blog Sheila I don’t know how I would have found out about it, thanks so much 🙂

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