Thursday, January 20, 2011

Life Without Limits

coverCAVFHJ64Life Without Limits
Written by Nick Vujicic
Published at DoubleDay

About the Book

Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man. Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message is that the most important goal for anyone is to find their life’s purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way.
Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured trying to deal with them as a child, a teen, and a young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.” He shares how his faith in God has been his central source of strength and explains that once he found his own sense of purpose—inspiring others to make their lives and the world better—he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits.

Nick offers practical advice for realizing a life of fulfillment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. He encourages the reader by showing how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could.
“I do believe my life has no limits! I want you to feel the same way about your life, no matter what your challenges may be. As we begin our journey together, please take a moment to think about any limitations you’ve placed on your life or that you’ve allowed others to place on it. Now think about what it would be like to be free of those limitations. What would your life be if anything were possible?”
—Nick Vujicic, from Life Without Limits

Who is Nick Vujicic?

NICK VUJICIC is a motivational speaker and the directorfounding President of the a non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. A longtime resident of Australia, he now lives in southern CaliforniaIt was in recent years that Nick made the move from Australia to Southern California from where he now continues to passionately travel around the world, spreading a message of hope to all people.

My Thoughts

If you want to read a book that will transform your way of thinking and  your life at the same time.  I highly recommend Life Without Limits.

I had seen a video of Nick in the past and was amazed by his energetic enthusiasm while talking to teenagers.  Honestly, if the guy would come to Ottawa to talk, I would be one of the first ones to go see him.   

When a child is born with special needs, how do  you react?    There is a special need child in our extended family and I am amazed on how his parents reacted to it.   It makes me wonder how I would have reacted…  Reading how Nick’s mom reacted at first after the birth, tears my heart but at the same time I think I can relate to hear.   I am happy to discover that she overcome her reaction and provide what Nick needed to growth and become the man he is today.    God was present and is ever present in the life of this family – especially Nick’s life.

I like reading about the struggles and how Nick surmounted them to become the person he is today.   It’s not easy to be a teenager but being a teenager with missing limbs – well that must have been though.   Yet Nick persevered and trusted God with every aspects in his life.

I am learning quite a bit on how to accept what life is throwing at me and how to react from him.   Being a Christian doesn’t mean that your life will always be rosy.  Things happens.  Events occurs.   You can’t have it all planned.  God permits struggles to come in your life so that in the end you can be stronger and your faith can be deeper.    I believe it.   Yet despair and depression can still hit the plate.   By having people like Nick who is encouraging us to persevere and trust God, it is easier to go through our problems.  

The book also contains pictures of Nick from his youth to his travels.   You can see his doing a ton of activities that most people would think they can’t do because of their limits – whatever they are.   Not Nick.   He embraced his life fully and doesn’t see the limits.   The book is not only Nick’s story, it includes plenty of stories of other people that Nick encountered and met.   

Truly this book is a life changer.   Are you willing to be transformed in 2011?  If so, grab Life Without Limits.

Life Without Limits is available at your favourite bookstore, even at

Disclaimer: Thanks to DoubleDay for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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