Nick Vujicic has a worldwide recognizable face due largely in part to his physical disability, which he has accepted, overcome, and used as the launching point of his faith-based evangelistic ministry. His first book, LIFE WITHOUT LIMBS, shares his life story and how his parents dealt with their child being born without arms and legs. He recounts the many difficulties, taunts, self-doubt and even robust anger at God that he endured as a child and teen. His newest book, UNSTOPPABLE, is a faith primer for all Christ followers to read and then take action upon its biblical principles for living and overcoming life.
"Nick’s life and story will stimulate Christ followers to greater works of faith as they read about his trials and triumphs."
At the writing of this text, Nick shares how his recent marriage has affected his life, blessing it and altering it in ways he couldn’t imagine. He tells how he met his beloved life partner, Kanae, and readers will smile inside and out at how God orchestrated their courtship. One of the fears Nick had about his life was that he would never fall in love (or wouldn’t find a woman who could love him despite his physical limitations). As is often the case, God moves in the least expected ways possible and brought Nick and Kanae together, answering one of Nick’s prayers of faith.
But before Nick met his wife, he goes into great detail about an extremely dark season of his adult life when a series of business mishaps occurred and he began plummeting emotionally into a deep depression. He asked (and still does at times) the questions common to all men and women: Will I survive this? Does God really love me? Is there hope for my situation? Nick describes those long, lonely, dark days and nights when he felt like giving up. He tells readers all the nitty-gritty feelings he experienced and encourages each one to take active steps in loving anyone in their own lives who is suffering from depression. He notes how faithful his family and friends were to him during his lowest points, and reminds readers that every person feels like he did at some time or another, so get busy loving and encouraging those in need around us all.
Topics that Nick spends considerable space covering in this 10-chapter text include: getting up when you’re down; matters of the heart and love; living a life of passion and purpose; what to do with a weak body but a strong spirit; winning the battles within; fighting injustice wherever you find it; letting go to reach higher; sowing good seeds; and living in balance. Nick’s life and story will stimulate Christ followers to greater works of faith as they read about his trials and triumphs. Perhaps his strongest admonition to embrace an unstoppable life comes directly from his example as a man who consistently applies this faith in action principle to himself, leaving able-bodied readers with no good excuse for not doing the same.
Reviewed by Michele Howe on December 12, 2012