Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action
Where Faith Meets Action
Nick Vujicic is a man of unique and unlikely circumstances, who is made rarer by his ability to touch so many different people so quickly and with such deep impact. His writing, while not ground-breaking, is honest and open and speaks loudly to people of many walks of life. ItÃ¢ÂÂs hard to hear or read his story without being inspired. How many times have I said I Ã¢ÂÂcanÃ¢ÂÂtÃ¢ÂÂ do something while Nick is on a skateboard? It tends to put things in perspective of what we can all accomplish with a little faith and elbow grease.
The true message of it all is that, no matter what should happen, what your situation may be or what obstacles you may face, you have to believe in yourself and your own power to exact change in your life. Without that, you have nothing but hopes in a jar. In his book he says:
Ã¢ÂÂWhether you are a Christian or not, you must never think that simply believing in something is enough. You can believe in your dreams, but you have to take action to make them happen. You can believe in your talents and have faith in your abilities, but if you donÃ¢ÂÂt develop them and put them to use, what good are they? You can believe that you are a good and caring person, but if you donÃ¢ÂÂt treat others with goodness and care, where is the proof?
You have a choice. You can believe or not believe. But if you believe Ã¢ÂÂ whatever you believe Ã¢ÂÂ you must act upon it.Ã¢ÂÂ
So many times I think we get into a comfortable position of leaning heavily on our Ã¢ÂÂstrengthsÃ¢ÂÂ without trying to grow as people. We should always be pushing and learning and grabbing for the next highest bar, and Nick practices exactly what he preaches.
Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
May 19, 2014
UNSTOPPABLE : THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF FAITH IN ACTION
Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving It's about having faith in yourself, your talents, your purpose and most of all, In God's great love and His divine plan for your life. Millions around the world recognize the smiling face of Nick Vujicic. Born without arms or legs, Nick has not allowed his physical challenges to keep him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. Nick has overcome trials and hardships by focusing on the promises that he was made for a unique and specific purpose, that his life has value and is a gift to others, and that even though he may endure hardships, God is always present and in control. Nick credits his success to the power that is unleashed when we put our faith into action.
This is the first of Nick Vujicic's books I have ever read and I'm really glad I read it, it was very encouraging and inspiring. I liked the stories he told about his travels, and the stories about other people, and especially the story about how he met his wife :) My favorite quote from this book is: You have a choice. You can believe or not believe. But if you believe - whatever you believe - you must act upon it. Otherwise, Why believe? In UNSTOPPABLE Nick offers guidance and inspiration for dealing with: Ã¢ÂÂ¢ personal crisis Ã¢ÂÂ¢ relationship issues Ã¢ÂÂ¢ career and job challenges Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Health and disability concerns Ã¢ÂÂ¢ bullying, persecution, cruelty and intolerance Ã¢ÂÂ¢ feeling out of control Ã¢ÂÂ¢ etc. in sharing compelling stories of his own experiences and those of many others, Nick explains how anyone can create a "ridiculously good life" and become unstoppable. What's standing in your way? Are you ready to become unstoppable?
* I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing group in exchange for this review.
Watch the book trailer here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/video-unstoppable-by-nick-vujicic/
Read his love story here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/pdf/UnstoppableLoveStory.pdf
April 27, 2014
Throughout the book, Nick, who was born without limbs, gives us this tremendous message. You must put your faith into action. Believe God and act upon it!
One of the key components to putting our faith into action is surrender to our all powerful God.
Nick's definition of surrender is intriguing. Surrender means letting go and believing in God's power to do what we cannot. In a play on word, he says, put the word GO in front of DISABLED and you have the phrase GOD IS ABLED.
Though we have limitations. God has none. Read this book and prepare to be inspired!
March 22, 2014
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