Sunday, December 9, 2012
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 http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/, 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*