Destined To Live, Despite Me

Biblical Truths For Suicide Survivors

Christian - Biblical Counseling
139 Pages
Reviewed on 07/13/2011
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Author Biography

Yolanda A. Shanks is a Bible study facilitator and small group leader. Having survived a suicide attempt early in life, Yolanda writes with warmth and compassion offering scriptural truths and practical solutions for the many painful issues attempted suicide survivors face. Yolanda has an amazing family and a rewarding career.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Elizabeth M. for Readers' Favorite

I found this book quite interesting. The author frequently speaks of herself as on a journey dealing with suicide. This empowered me to know that I can help anyone with this issue by referring them to this particular book. I enjoyed the fact that it was written from a Christian perspective, and frequently Yolanda refers to Scripture when writing. This will give a person courage to know that he/she can overcome this issue in his/her life. The writer was transparent with what happened to her, and she encourages others to use this book in any setting, such as home or a counseling session.

The only issue that I noticed was that the book cover was not very appealing and that there were some grammar issues. I believe that if these were changed it would make the book stronger and more appealing. Overall this is an important book and I highly recommend it to those hoping to overcome the issue of suicide in their own life.