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Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic






The book Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic is a follow-up to his first book, Life Without Limits. Nick was born without limbs, and has lived a life that most of us could not possibly imagine. His daily struggles dwarf the type of things we typically face, and this book is meant to share his heart for living a rich and full life in spite of his situation. And really, all of us have to choose how we are going to face each day, don't we?

I really am impressed with Nick's character and attitude, especially his unwillingness to simply give up and depend on others to help him get through life. He seems very bent on encouraging others during their trials - and I'm all about encouraging people! - and he doesn't take for granted the platform available to him. The book Unstoppable is easy to read, and Nick openly shares his struggles and his heart. He doesn't hide anything, good or bad, and I'm glad he doesn't.

This book is probably a terrific read for most people, and it's well-written with good content. I, however, am a very high-truth person and due to my personal experiences and the dramatic impact Christ made on my life when He saved me, I just don't do well with "self-help" books. To be fair, this isn't solely a self-help book; God's Word is quoted and Nick states his relationship with the Lord is the most important thing in his life. But he does seem to combine "pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps" with Christianity, and I don't subscribe to that mentality. I've been there, done that, and know it just doesn't work. What does work is allowing Jesus to do it all, keeping myself and whatever measly "self help" I have to offer out of the picture.

Now, I don't want to misrepresent Unstoppable. It is encouraging and could really be a blessing to many people. It's very encouraging and I think it's worth reading. I just felt I should honestly share my opinion on self-help, as this is an honest review posted on my personal blog.

If you would like to learn more about Unstoppable, click HERE.

To read a sample chapter, click HERE.

Nick's website is www.lifewithoutlimbs.org

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


Thanks for taking the time to read my review of Unstoppable, and be sure to see what else WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing has to offer!

Day 252 done :)

Jan L. Burt

www.AllThingsHomeschool.weebly.com

www.SavanasClayCreations.com

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