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Life, In Spite of Me - Kristen Jane Anderson

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Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture-perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook. One January night, the seventeen-year-old decided 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.

But Kristen's story doesn't end there.

In Life, In Spite of Me this remarkably joyful young woman shares the miracle of her survival, the agonizing aftermath of her failed suicide attempt, and the hope that has completely transformed her life, giving her a powerful purpose for living.

Her gripping story of finding joy against all odds provides a vivid and unforgettable reminder that life is a gift to be treasured.

"He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me." - Psalm 18:16,19

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Meet Kristen Jane Anderson
Kristen Jane Anderson

Growing up, I had what I like to call "a very All-American, carefree childhood." I had a great family, an older brother and sister, and my parents were always married.

Life, In Spite of MeI had everything I needed, most of what I wanted, and there were no major trials or tragedies in my life. I figured that life would always be pretty great, but when I was in Junior High I started to realize that people weren't as genuine as I thought they were, and the world wasn't as great as I thought it was either.

I wanted to do something to help make a difference in the world, but felt like there was little I could do. So, I decided to focus on my little world and making myself, my family and my friends happy. That seemed to work for awhile.

I was playing soccer, I had a lot of friends, and I was dating the Prom King. Then, everything seemed to go wrong. My grandmother died, three of my friends died, another was dying of cancer, and I was raped by a friend... [read more]

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Mere Churchianity by Michael Spencer

Mere Churchianity

"I found the Christ-centeredness of this book to be profoundly refreshing." —FRANK VIOLA

Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, describes a way back to Jesus-shaped spirituality that is free of religion, hype, programs, and institutions.
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Untamed by Lisa Harper


"This book is an invitation you'll want to accept. Lisa Harper invites you to meet the Jesus she knows—and just as those who encountered Jesus centuries ago, you'll never be the same."

Move from a half-hearted pursuit of God to a vibrant relationship with the Jesus of the gospels—a Savior wild enough to set you free. [read more]

Love & War - Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of

Love & War

"John and Stasi nailed it. This book opens to an untouched snapshot of a real, live redeemed marriage and closes with hope and hunger for our own."

Walk alongside John and Stasi to discover how your individual journey as a couple can grow into a story of meaning much greater than anything you could do or be on your own. [read more]

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Turn your back on the lies that you are not thin enough, not successful enough, and not glamorous enough! Accept who you are today and take the steps that will make you the person you were created to be. [read more]

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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha WorldHaving a Mary Heart in a Martha World

Drawing on the Biblical story of Mary of Bethany and her sister Martha, Weaver's book suggests that the troubles women face today in balancing spending time with God and meeting the high-demands of a busy life is an age-old problem. [read more]

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Lord, I Give You This DayLord, I Give You This Day

Equip yourself to greet each day with bold faith, confident in God's faithfulness, strength, and transforming grace. [read more]

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Randy Alcorn

Lord Foulgrin's LettersQ&A: How can I be better prepared for evangelism?

I was recently asked on Facebook the following question: "I had a woman come to my door today, wanting to share the gospel. Why is it that even though I know what I believe and why I believe it, that it is so hard to share with others? She was a Jehovah's Witness, and asked if she could come back to share a scripture again. I told her yes. I will be better prepared next time, but how do I become better prepared?"

In Letter 30 of Lord Foulgrin's Letters, I have one demon instructing another one how to keep a Christian from sharing the gospel...Read Full Blog Entry

Blind Hope

Blind Hope

An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued

Despite the blindness of her dog—and her own heart—a young broken woman learns how to love unselfishly and embrace an unseen hope. [read more]

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The Signature of God

The Signature of God

Conclusive Proof That Every Teaching, Every Command, Every Promise in the Bible Is True

Dr. Grant R. Jeffrey has spent decades researching history, science, archaeology, medicine, and prophecy—finding that each discipline confirms the truth of Scripture. [read more]

Love at Last Sight

Love at Last Sight

Thirty Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships

Building great relationships isn't easy. Take steps to reconnect with the people closest to you in this thirty-day plan to discover deeper, more satisfying connections. [read more]

Sun Stand Still

Sun Stand Still

What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible

Sun Stand Still is about believing God can do impossible things through you and acting on that astonishing truth. Seize hold of audacious faith. You might just find yourself in the middle of a movement of God. [read more]


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