Kristen has come a very long way and has a tremendous testimony which she shares in ‘Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice’ , her online ministry, and in speaking engagements.
As a child her life was carefree and joyous then things started changing and everything seemed dark and hopeless. She got to the point of wanting to end her life and that is actually the beginning of the worst and best of her life.
Kristen tells people now that she wouldn’t change what she did if she could because it resulted in her coming to know Jesus and the joy He brings to a life. The pain she went through before and after her suicide attempt by train is retold in this book and it is immense but the joy she now has is even greater.
It is a true story and shows her life worts and all. It is sad, tragic in places, but Kristen doesn’t regret what happened because she knows that God used it all to bring her to where she is now. She has a heart for hurting people and hopes to shed Jesus’ love and light into the hearts of hurting people and show them how they too can come out of the darkness and pain into the joy and light.
I definitely feel this book is worth reading. Even if you don’t personally battle depression, it is still a wonderful testimony of God’s mercy, grace, love, and ability to change lives.