Monday, November 5, 2012

Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action

Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action
By Nick Vujicic 

From the Book:“Being Unstoppable is about believing and achieving. It’s about having faith in yourself, your talents, your purpose, and most of all in God's great love and His divine plan for your life. Millions around the world recognize the smiling face and inspirational message of Nick Vujicic. Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick's challenges have not kept him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaning career, and loving relationships. Nick has overcome trials and hardships by focusing on the promises that he was created for a unique and specific purpose that his life has value and is a gift to others, and that no matter the despair and hard times in life God is always present. Nick credits his success in life to the power that is unleashed when faith takes action. But how does that happen? In Unstoppable, Nick addresses adversity and difficult circumstances that many people face today.”

About the Author

Nick Vujicic is a motivational speaker and the director of the nonprofit organization Life Without Limbs. Nick regularly does speaking engagements to large crowds about overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams. A longtime resident of Australia he now lives in Southern California with his wife Kanae. 

My Review

This was a hard book to read, not because of how it is written, but because of the content and how personal the stories are and how deeply they effect you both emotionally and spiritually.  Nick builds those stories into his message of "unstoppable" and how his faith has gotten him through some horrific situations as well as how his faith has helped so many others get through their dark moments in their lives.  The stories that are told make you stop and attempt to put yourself into these situations and wonder if your faith is strong enough that you could still give all glory and honor to God in the midst of these trying times. Even if you don't have strong faith, the messages Nick relays are often that of determination, communication and understanding, something we all can relate to across the board.

Nick is a really funny guy full of a joyful spirit that shines through in his writings.  He's genuine, sincere, and inspiring, and just an all around amazing human being. Obviously, this book is filled with hope, survival, loss, faith but more than that it is a book of love, determination and dedication to God. I would recommend this book to anyone who has or is encountering some struggles in their lives. 

Overall I would recommend this book to adult readers. Although, inspiration the book does discuss several topics that may be too overwhelming for a younger audience to understand such as suicide, drugs, sexuality and the like. The only negative thing I would say about his book is it seemed to go off topic several times, and also seemed to be very repetitive at times. Overall, though, very encouraging book.

How do you respond to adversity? What can you to do help yourself respond better? You can leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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