Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice by Kristen Jane Anderson is the true story of a young woman who overcame an almost fatal tragedy to understanding of the hope found in Jesus Christ. Kristen was only 17 years old when she lay down between railroad tracks one cold January night. She no longer felt life worth living. When several personal problems engulfed her, she knew she had to find a way out. She thought if she committed suicide she would just go to heaven. As Kristen lay on the tracks after being run over by 33 freight cars and looking at her severed legs, little did she know that God was not finished yet. Kristen's story is one of struggle, pain, questions and most importantly becoming a true believer. Even though Kristen's life was forever changed physically, she fought hard and was transformed spiritually as well.
I was amazed at the tenacity of this young woman. She expected to die that night, but God saved her without her knowing. I couldn't believe all the pain she suffered and grief that her family endured, but God used this situation to change many lives. I still don't know how Kristen lives day in and out without her legs due to her choice, but she's chosen to now look beyond herself and help others just like her who have no hope. Her story will inspire and encourage you.
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