Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action
Wow! Such a powerful story.
Nick Vujicic is a speaker. He speaks to thousands of listeners, reaching their souls, and touching hearts enchained by pain and rejection. He's a writer. His books inspire and embolden believers and non-believers to live a radical life. He's an advocate. He fights for equality, kindness, and compassion. He was born without limbs, but that hasn't deterred him from doing the impossible.
Nick Vujicic is unstoppable. He never lets his physical limitations get in the way of living. He doesn't pursue a normal life like everyone else. He seeks out the extraordinary.
His past experiences allow him to connect with almost anyone. Through the pain he's suffered and from the joys he's found, people from diverse cultures who endure struggles are drawn to him. His driven spirit resonates with their needs. They feel it. He understands. He notices them. He gives them hope through his messages of faith.
"All you need is to put your faith, your talents, your education, your knowledge, and your skills out there to benefit others in ways big and small. Even the tiniest acts of kindness can have a ripple effect. Even people who think they have no power to impact the world around them can make a huge difference by joining forces and working together to become the change they desire." - Nick Vujicic
Wow! Such a powerful story. From the get-go, Unstoppable pulled me into its pages and immersed me emotionally with Nick's honest and humble writing. It's an easy read, in that, Nick's author voice is smooth and light. But, on the other end, his stories are heavy, filled with harsh realities and pain. The feelings expressed are a roller coaster of emotions.
I found Nick's heart on his challenges and victories to be eye-opening. The true-life stories he included of the people in his book were heart-rending, but full of grace. These people needed to be heard, and I'm so glad Nick mentioned them. Their stories will impact lives.
Drawing from his own past, Nick offers advice and encouragement to those experiencing bullying, depression, thoughts of suicide, cutting - anyone who's felt left in the shadows. His message for life is simple: love God, serve humanity. If you see someone in pain, help them.
"Too much of our world is about seeking comfort instead of providing it." - Nick Vujicic
This book may move you to cry. It may move you to take action. It may motivate you to face your weaknesses and bring them into the light. It may inspire you to serve your community with an unswerving devotion. It may open your eyes to see those who are afflicted. It may create an unstoppable spirit within your heart. You may be driven to do the impossible!
I was eager to read each and every chapter, so my only qualm about Unstoppable is that it was too short. I wanted it to go on. I know for a fact, I'll be picking up his other books: Life Without Limits, Limitless: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life, and Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying. This is by far one of the best inspirational books I've ever read. Highly, highly recommended.
"Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with." - American Proverb
This book was provided to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.
January 20, 2014
"Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action" is the non-fiction work of inspirational speaker and evangelist, Nick Vujicic. The author writes of how to do something with your faith, rather than keeping it to yourself and how it benefits both you and the rest of the world. Not to mention God. This is Nick's second book. I have not read the other two. "Unstoppable" is not a biography, though he uses his own life and challenges of being born without limbs as a way to get his message across. The basic theme of the book is "Quit yer whining, ya big baby! I got no arms or legs and I'm on top of the Great Wall of China. Boo-ya!" Only he puts it much nicer. It is a good book, but not one that you can't just sit and read straight through. The ideal way to read it would be a chapter a day. Don't rush it, it will seem boring. If you read it a bit a day, it is much more inspirational. I received this book for free for participating in a book blast for his newest book, "Limitless".
September 24, 2013
I gave this book to my husband as a gift and the whole family has enjoyed it.
July 28, 2013
Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic is the latest book IÃ¢ÂÂve received from Waterbrook Multnomah for reviewing.
If the name doesnÃ¢ÂÂt sound familiar, a picture of Nick probably would... heÃ¢ÂÂs hard to forget as a motivational speaker with no arms or legs.
The book goes through dealing with all sorts of struggles... from bullies to social injustice to struggles to keep balance... and shows how they can be overcome through faith in God.
The book includes a lot of stories of various people who have connected with Nick through the years and their journeys, but also contains a lot about Nick and his life, including struggles with feelings of defeat and the road to marrying his wife. HeÃ¢ÂÂs openly honest, even about aspects of his own issues that a lot of people would prefer to hide.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs an interesting and inspirational... a bit of a motivational tone, but worth the read.
June 24, 2013