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Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic has made a huge success of his life. His faith gave him the courage to become a successful entrepreneur, speaking and evangelizing all over the world. Yet, before he began his successful career, he overcame obstacles that most of us will never face, or even imagine.
You will be surprised at the number of things this man without limbs can do. Does he need help sometimes, or even often? Of course. He talks about the speaking engagements he’s been on and some of the trials and tribulations involved. Primarily, however, he encourages and inspires throughout this book, constantly reminding the reader to stretch and reach for whatever they want to accomplish, never giving up.
Even as a child, Nick had courage. One of my favorite stories is of when he was in second grade in Australia. The school bully, two years older and much bigger, bet Nick he couldn’t fight. Not wanting to appear afraid, Nick said, “Yes, I can,” and agreed to fight him! How could he possibly defeat a bigger child who had all his limbs? Amazingly, he did. Nick made me laugh when he relates how he felt so guilty about it that he confessed to his parents and they didn’t believe him. After all, how could a child two years younger, in a wheelchair, do any such thing? Yet, he did—by the way, he did it out of his wheelchair. Want to know how? Read the book.
Nick swims, has scuba dived, surfed and earned a University Degree, among other things. Perhaps you’ve seen videos of Nick on You Tube, visited his website “Life Without Limbs,” or watched “The Butterfly Circus” that Nick stars in. They’re all good, but this book, Life Without Limits, delves much deeper into who Nick Vujicic is and, in spite of a rocky start, how he became the happy bloke he is today.
In Life Without Limits, Nick relates heart-warming stories about himself and about others who have accomplished amazing things in spite of various handicaps. He wants everyone to believe in themselves and know that God created them for a purpose, and that every human life is extraordinary, including his own. He doesn’t hesitate to recommend and give full credit to faith in God.
The book shares photos of Nick as a youngster, with his family and some of him at his speaking engagements. Born and raised in Australia, he currently resides in California. I can’t recommend this book more highly. It’s not just a fascinating read, it’s immensely inspiring. We are grateful to Waterbrook Multnomah for providing us with a free review copy.