Sunday, December 9, 2012

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is a very likable and inspirational man.  He has used his disability (being born without arms or legs) as a platform to share God's love and hope with the world.  In Unstoppable, his second book, Nick shares some of his inspirational advice on topics such as relationships, financial/job crises, bullying, self-destructive thoughts, and finding balance. 

I thought everything that he shared in this book was great advice.  My only critique is that I found it a little repetitive.  Sometimes what works great while public speaking does not work as well in written form.  For someone like myself who reads a lot by Christian authors, I found the text to be slow-moving.  However, for someone going through a crisis, or someone dealing with an issue in life that Nick speaks directly to...that might be just what they need! 

Here is a quote from the book that really reveals Nick's passion: "I have not received the miracle of arms and legs that I've sought, but I've experienced the miraculous joy and peace and trust of faith...By faith today I honestly have the joy of seeing lives transformed.  This is huge!  You may rejoice that you have limbs, but each day I rejoice that I do not...It won't matter how much money I've made or how many nice cars I've owned.  What will matter is that I've reached out to someone and served a purpose greater than my own."

I enjoyed Nick's sense of humor, authenticity, and boldness to share his story with the world for God's glory.  I liked how he both shared his story, as well as weaving in the life experiences of others.  If you have never heard Nick speak, I highly suggest you visit his website, read his books, or view some of his many videos on YouTube.  You will gain a better perspective and be infused with hope for the future God has in store for your life.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Press in exchange for an honest review*