This weekend I finished reading a really good book by Nick Vujicic called Life Without Limits. He was born without arms or legs but is able to travel around the world speaking to audiences of all sizes about hope and faith. This book was such a positive and uplifting journey through his life that I'm sure I will come back to it again and again.
Throughout the book he uses examples from his own life and those he has come into contact with to show people how by changing your attitude, helping others and relying on your faith, you too can live a life without limits. The book is very easy to read and kept my interest from the beginning to the very end. Although he has physical limitations, he doesn't let that stop him from achieving his purpose and I feel that this can be applied to any area of my life that I am struggling in.
I think my favourite quote in this book was on page 128 "To achieve success you have to feel worthy of it and then take responsibility for making it happen." I plan to put this up around me to remind me that I can overcome any barriers or difficulties in my life. I will use the great information to help me in my weight loss journey as well as in my professional life and personal life.
I agree with the author that we must help others to stop focusing on our own problems and deficiencies. I am involved with some missions projects more in praying and donations but after reading his stories of India and Africa, I am planning to go on a mission trip in the next couple of years. I try to meet needs in my local community but this book even focused a chapter on building better relationships so I can better meet needs for those around me.
In this book, the author refers a great deal to his Christian faith which I admire, and he quotes some Scriptures, however, in some places he paraphrases Bible verses without quoting them which disappointed me a little bit. He also refers to himself as an evangelist but in this book I did not feel he clearly led the reader to be able to embrace his faith or to challenge them to make a decision but rather just held Christianity as an option that was out there and whatever spiritual choice they made was fine. This surprised me, but did not diminish my respect for the rest of the information given.
I highly recommend reading this book for all audiences - everyone will be able to gain some insight and wisdom from his life and from the other lives he has connected with. I would look forward to reading other books by this author in the future. I also hope that one day I can be in one of his audiences to hear him speak in person.
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.