Monday, April 18, 2011

A DOSE OF HOPE ... Review: Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time—ever since I saw Nick Vujicic on a Christian television channel. While Nick acknowledges that adversity is universal to all, he has a very special story to tell. Nick was born without legs or arms, yet his optimism doesn’t seem to quit! Reading this book and learning about Nick’s life and the struggles he has overcome makes me appreciate my life. He simply says in the beginning of the book, “No matter what your circumstances may be, as long as you are breathing, you have a contribution to make.” That statement is convicting, especially coming from someone who has triumphed over so much. If you are feeling sorry for yourself for any reason and want to quickly get a reality check, read Life Without Limits.

I believe Nick’s message in this autobiography is to offer people hope. He even says in the book, despite his disability that he was “never crippled until [he] lost hope. Believe me, the loss of hope is far worse than the loss of limbs.” That is a compelling message coming from someone who has been through so much. This book is Nick’s offering of hope to the world. If you need a dose of hope, accept this book's offering and imbibe.

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