You Too Can Be Unstoppable: A Review of Nick Vujicic’s Book

Nick Vujicic’s story is a fascinating one.  You may have wondered how a man with an Eastern European name would have an Australian accent.  To find out, you will have to read the book or do the research.  Come on, you don’t want me to spoil the fun, do you?

Born without arms or legs, Nick’s life began in a very emotional way.  However, his parents, though surprised by their son’s disabilities, encouraged him to focus on something quite different than his limitations.  Nick came to call them disabilities with a G and an o in front of them; God-abilities.  This is the story of a man who faced tremendous hurdles from the moment he was born, was bullied and even contemplated suicide but who today has become the epitome of an overcomer by the grace of God and his faith in God put into action. 

As you go through the book you will find not only his story but the story of so many others who did incredible things by a faith put into action.  Read the story of Mercy Ships, of a Liberian president who became the pendulum swing of her notorious predecessor and so many more who did hard things by God’s grace and a faith that was put into action.  You will read of famous people and others who are little in the eyes of the world but big in the eyes of God.

If you have been on the internet, you evidently have seen what Nick Vujicic’s example can do to young people facing bullying, feeling unloved and unwanted.  There are often tears and always hugs!  He gives people hope through faith in Jesus Christ. 

My only criticism of the book has to do with his Gospel presentation therein.  I think that he can be perceived as a universalist through much of it, he doesn’t mention sin or hell and he at one point personifies the universe as is done by those outside of Christ.  “It’s said that the universe rewards action and that certainly has been true for me,” he states on page 15.  In fairness, though, it becomes obvious that he is a believer and a true evangelist, encouraging others to a faith in Christ that transforms. 

I highly recommend this book.  It is worth your time and effort.  Anyone who can excel and find the silver lining behind being born without arms and legs is worthy of our admiration and our willingness to sit and be taught of how we too can be unstoppable. 

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

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