Saturday, April 27, 2013

Limitless by Nick Vujicic

This weekend I had the privilege of reading "Limitless: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life" by Nick Vujicic. I had previously read "Unstoppable" and this book is much the same even as a devotional. It contains 50 short devotions which take approximately 3 or 4 minutes to read. Each devotional contains a key verse, a short story and an application.

Nick is excellent at speaking on grief and sharing his story of how God has worked through him. He doesn't feel sorry for himself and amazingly, he says his life is more blessed because of his "disabilities" even though he doesn't call his lack of limbs a disability. As a child, he dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts because of his circumstances and bullying. After a failed attempt at committing suicide, he realized that God had a plan for his life. God called him to speak about his "disabilities" and share how God has worked through him.

I think this book would be great for anyone dealing with death, loss of job, divorce, or even a prolonged sickness. Nick shares how to reach your fullest potential, deal with heartache, and how he came back stronger when he was at his lowest point in his life.

I think Nick is a great motivational speaker who has reached thousands of people, but I wish this devotional contained more of a study on God and the Bible. While Nick shares how God worked in his life, he mostly talks about "reaching your full potential" or "you can do anything you want if you trust God." And while I believe these things are true, I think the focus on our abilities is a bit much in this book.

I am still a big fan of Nick Vujicic and all of his books, including this one. I rate it as 4 stars.

I received this book free from Multnomah Waterbrook Publishing Group to give my honest unbiased opinion.

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