Limitless: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life
If there’s anyone who knows the meaning of the word “limits,” it’s Nick Vujicic. Born without arms or legs, Nick has never known a day without challenges. It comes as no surprise to learn that he struggled with depression, loneliness, a sense of purpose. But because of his faith in God, and the amazing support from family and friends, Nick now goes around the world sharing his story, encouraging others, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has determined that he will not let his circumstances limit his ability to make a difference. That fact alone makes his story all the more remarkable.
"LIMITLESS perhaps offers more inspiration than any other devotional out there. Genuine and captivating positivity, along with enthusiastic encouragement, from a man who seemingly has every reason to wallow in self-pity, has a way of making you reevaluate your own 'poor me' attitude."
Not only is Nick considered a motivational speaker and evangelist, he is also the bestselling author of LIFE WITHOUT LIMBS, a detailed account of his personal testimony. Soon after publishing that book, he released UNSTOPPABLE, in which he addresses specific difficult situations people face today, including relationship issues, health issues, job challenges, addictions, and others. Now, in LIMITLESS, you’ll find some of the same stories found in his other books, but with daily doses of fresh encouragement and hope.
In the opening pages, Nick lets readers in on a question he is commonly asked: “How can you be so happy?” He always gives the same answer: “I found happiness when I realized that as imperfect as I am, I am the perfect Nick Vujicic. I am God’s creation, designed according to His plan for me. That isn’t to say there isn’t room for improvement. I’m always trying to be better so I can better serve Him and the world!”This statement perfectly showcases Nick’s resilient spirit and positive attitude. His main goal is clearly not to focus on his disabilities, but on his capabilities.
Entries begin with a Bible verse and are followed by a brief devotional, some using examples from Nick’s personal life or someone he knows, and some offering general encouragement through reflection. Each devotion ends with a “Limitless Life” thought relating to the message. It may be a simple reminder, or a suggestion for living an abundant life. For example, in the chapter titled “Enjoy the Ride,” the scripture reference is Isaiah 35:1-2. Nick then recounts a light and fun personal experience from his trip to Africa. To wrap it up, the “Limitless Life” thought reads: “Live in victorious pursuit of all the wonders that God has given us on this earth. Every now and then, cut loose and do something just for fun --- something unpredictable.”
The author’s writing style is easy and down-to-earth. It’s evident that one of his gifts is the ability to communicate with others in a clear and understandable way, and he speaks to his audience like they are old friends. He uses humor, along with straight talk and truth, to get his point across.
LIMITLESS perhaps offers more inspiration than any other devotional out there. Genuine and captivating positivity, along with enthusiastic encouragement, from a man who seemingly has every reason to wallow in self-pity, has a way of making you reevaluate your own “poor me” attitude. It also causes you to adopt another perspective of just what “difficult” really means. Most of all, it reminds you that restrictions are something we place on ourselves. No matter what obstacles we encounter, or what complications present themselves in our lives, there is absolutely no limit to what God can do through us.
Nick Vujicic is living proof.
Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab on July 19, 2013