Sunday, November 28, 2010

Life Without Limits Review

Life Without Limits - Review

Author: Nick Vujicic

Like many others, I got my first introduction to Nick Vujicic on Facebook. One of his videos was posted by a friend. At first, I didn’t know what to think about the guy with no arms and no legs. As I watched the video, I became enamored by this young Australian who is more able than most able-bodied people I know. He was funny, articulate and engaging. I was hooked.

I was excited by the opportunity to review Nick’s book, Life Without Limits. He is a world-renowned speaker, surfer, drum player, swimmer, and evangelist. Not all in that order of course. His book is raw. He shares not only his successes, but his failures. I think this is what is most appealing about him and his book. At first glance, it’s obvious he’s overcome obstacles that most will never encounter. He’s done it with a smile on his face and an amazing attitude. But, it’s not always been that way. He’s triumphed over ridicule, medical needs, relocation, a need for independence, and even thoughts of suicide.

What I appreciated was not only the glimpses into the struggles he and his family have faced, but also the stories of those that have inspired him. Men and women in countries world-wide who have made a difference or taken a stand against huge odds. The spotlight is on accomplishment – what we are all able to achieve when we put our trust in God and focus on His plan for us rather than our own shortcomings.

Nick attempts to convey the same enthusiasm he has on stage through his message in his books. He gives advice on topics like being a friend, taking steps to help others, and even being ridiculous. (Something we all could be a little more of from time to time.) I found his book to be uplifting. Those looking for inspiration will enjoy Nick’s humor and his approach – he’s not preachy, just straightforward. Something I appreciate.

If you’re looking for a touching story to be inspired by, then I highly recommend that you find Nick on youtube, be inspired by the man, and then pick up this book. It’s truly a lesson in perspective and realization that we are all made perfectly by God; we are perfect just the way we are.

*** I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Hi April,

    I just now realized that I've never signed up to follow your blog (on Google Friend Connect), so I did that. :) I don't know why it doesn't show my photo, but at least I'm following now. I also wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed this book review! I've seen him on tv, but I think I'd really like to read his book too. Thanks for the post!



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