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I saw Nick last year at Creation Fest and he is a powerful and fun motivation speaker. I was excited to get this book for free (in exchange for reviewing it) through Blogging for Books!
Dawn’s Recommendation: 5 of 5 stars
Nick Vujicic is an evangelist, motivational speaker, author, and director of the Life Without Limbs organization.
“Nick Vujicic knows there is no greater hope than trusting in God’s plan for your life. Born without arms or legs, Nick has experienced both the peak of hope and the depth of despair. But he has overcome his circumstances and physical limitations by embracing his faith and understanding the limitless love and power God has for every person.
Now he wants you to experience that same reassurance of hope. In these fifty inspirational devotions, Nick shares his most compelling hard-earned wisdom to help you face obstacles with confidence and courage. Whether you struggle with faith, relationships, career challenges, anger, health concerns, self-esteem, finding balance, or doubt in your dreams, Nick’s biblical encouragement and positive attitude will transform your life and show how you can overcome limitations because God is limitless.” (taken from book jacket)
What I liked: I heard Nick Vujicic speak in person. He is engaging, encouraging, fun and slightly mischievous. His refreshing take on life and his personality comes through in this book! As I read, I even imagined his Australian accent! The devotions are stories about him or stories from people he has met in his travels. They are interesting and quick to read. In fact, I didn’t want to stop reading! I read almost straight through, but I am looking forward to going back to read on a daily basis so I can soak in each Scripture and devo’s wisdom!
I really enjoyed the Scriptures choices. Many of them are lesser known Scriptures, so I found myself reading them carefully. Each one fits well with its associated devotion.
I loved the “Limitless Life” section at the end of each devotion. It gives readers a chance to apply what they’ve read to their own lives. For people who journal or for writers, the “Limitless Life” section could be taken further and used as writing prompts to further contemplate their own life experiences, struggles, goals, etc.
What I didn’t like: There were one or two devotions out of the 50 that I found myself skimming because they didn’t share a concrete personal story and were more general in nature. These couple, though, did not take away from the overall book because the rest were powerful, specific stories from Nick or someone he met.
Overall: A great book to keep on your work desk or night stand to read every day! The devotions uplift, encourage, and motivate you to come closer to God and to be all you can be. If you struggle with any of obstacles mentioned in the overview, you will be encouraged by Nick in this book. There will probably be certain devotions you will want to share with friends and family to encourage them.
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