Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

“Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life” is the subtitle for Nick Vujicic's appropriately named book Life Without Limits. Born without arms and legs Nick proves more able than most people. By not letting imperfect circumstance dictate his worth, Nick uses the gifts given to him to live a life without limits. He points to God as the reason for his successes and says, "If you have the desire and passion to do something, and it's within God's will, you will achieve it." Most inspirational speakers leave out the part about God's will. You can't. It's the most important part!

To live such a life, Nick pinpoints several necessary attributes: a powerful sense of purpose, hope so strong it cannot be diminished, faith in God and infinite possibilities through His will, love and self-acceptance, attitude with altitude, a courageous spirit, willingness to change, a trusting heart, hunger for opportunities, the ability to assess risks and to laugh at life, and a mission to serve others first. The part most often holding people back is finding their purpose. Nick tells a good story about finding his purpose and challenges the reader to take responsibility and then take action. Each of us possesses a gift worth giving to others to make the world a little more like heaven. Nick finds his purpose as an amazingly inspirational speaker and writer and does just that. He has story after story of how people come to accept themselves and accept God's love because of his example.

By the end of the book the message can get a little redundant; however, the truth remains. Everybody that needs a little more hope or a little more focus to achieve what God wants of them will benefit from this book. I am looking forward to my children reading it and sharing their thoughts with me. It is an easy and enjoyable read.

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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions of this review are my own and were not influenced by the company or author.

1 comment:

  1. Nick encouraged people to take risks, and to step out in faith, and so much more. And after I read his book, I truly believe in a deeper way that anything is possible, because if Nick can do it, so can I. If Nick, who has suffered so much more than I ever will, can be positive, can take risks, can love and let go and trust God, so can I. I have started taking risks, coming out of my comfort zone, and I know this is just the start.