Life, in Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice

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Life, in Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice

Format:  Paperback,

209 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: May 2011

ISBN-13: 9781601423825

ISBN-10: 1601423829

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She wanted to die. God had other plans.
Overwhelmed by wave after wave of emotional trauma, Kristen Anderson no longer wanted to live. One January night, determined to end her pain once and for all, the seventeen-year-old lay across train tracks not far from her home and waited to die.
Instead of peace, she found herself immersed in a whole new nightmare.
Before the engineer could bring the train to a stop, thirty-three freight cars passed over her at fifty-five miles per hour. After the train stopped and Kristen realized she was still alive, she looked around--and saw her legs ten feet away.
Surviving her suicide attempt but losing her legs launched Kristen into an even deeper battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as unrelenting physical pain--all from the seat of a wheelchair. But in the midst of her darkest days, Kristen discovered the way to real life and a purpose for living.
For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn't give up on us.
"Includes notes of encouragement from Kristen and resources for suicide prevention."

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 9781601423825
ISBN-10: 1601423829
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 209
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9781601423825

Chapter outline

A Letter to the Readerp. xi
Just Let Me Diep. 1
It Wasn't Supposed to Turn Out This Wayp. 15
Carefree No Morep. 27
What's Wrong with This World?p. 35
Small and Powerlessp. 41
I Could Never Do It That Wayp. 51
Failing at Lifep. 57
Grounded Until Further Noticep. 63
Kind Words and New Questionsp. 71
Settling In for the Long Haulp. 79
The Psych Wardp. 87
Facing New Challengesp. 97
ANew Realityp. 105
A Second Chancep. 115
Trying to Rememberp. 123
One Step at a Timep. 131
Conviction and Choicep. 137
I Can't Do This Alonep. 147
Here for a Reasonp. 157
Faith and Forgivenessp. 167
Overwhelming Gratitudep. 173
Ways I Never Imaginedp. 181
Extraordinary Hopep. 189
Epiloguep. 195
Author's Notep. 199
Afterwordp. 201
Resourcesp. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 207

Book description

She wanted to die. God had other plans.

Overwhelmed by wave after wave of emotional trauma, Kristen Anderson no longer wanted to live. One January night, determined to end her pain once and for all, the seventeen-year-old lay across train tracks not far from her home and waited to die.

Instead of peace, she found herself immersed in a whole new nightmare.

Before the engineer could bring the train to a stop, thirty-three freight cars passed over her at fifty-five miles per hour. After the train stopped and Kristen realized she was still alive, she looked around—and saw her legs ten feet away.

Surviving her suicide attempt but losing her legs launched Kristen into an even deeper battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as unrelenting physical pain—all from the seat of a wheelchair. But in the midst of her darkest days, Kristen discovered the way to real life and a purpose for living.

For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn’t give up on us.

Includes notes of encouragement from Kristen and resources for suicide prevention.

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