From great anguish and pain, purpose and rejoicing

Erin Rushforth

4 Stars

September 9, 2011

Kristen Anderson had a happy childhood, but as she entered her teenage years, her heart became burdened by the difficulties of life. She fell into depression and decided one night to end it all, laying down across the tracks in front of an oncoming train. Her miraculous survival, her physical and emotional recovery, and her discovery of faith in God are all chronicled in her book. It's a very personal account, one that she has made because she feels called to minister to others and to let them know that when they feel alone, they are not alone.

While not every teen will become as clouded by depression as Kristen was, everyone experiences loneliness, sorrow, and pain. I recommend this book to anyone who is in the teen years, who has survived the teen years, or who knows anyone in the teen years.