Friday, January 4, 2013
Unstoppable, by Nick Vujicic
Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action is the second book by Nick Vujicic, a young man born without arms and legs who inspires millions through his stories of faith, perseverance, and triumph over adversity. In this book, he gives a glimpse into both his personal and professional life, as well as at the lives of others he's encountered along the way, and shows us the power that comes from stepping out in true faith.
I had the pleasure of listening to Nick speak at my church a few years ago, and he is a wonderful speaker.... touching, funny, engaging, and full of expression. While some of that didn't seem to come through as strongly in his book, his heart did. Two stories in particular that made an enormous impact on me were the story he told about the time that he was sidelined with depression and how he came out of it, and the story of how he met his wife.
One of the things that this book does so well is illustrates what it means not to never fall down, but how to pick yourself up when you do. His story of the time he basically shut-down, depressed over circumstances beyond his control, was a very real and powerful testimony of a flawed human being who admitted weakness and ultimately re-gained his strength through his faith in God.
And the story of meeting, dating, and ultimately marrying his wife? It's worth reading the entire book for that one story alone. Beautiful.
This was a quick and inspiring read, with an overall positive message of believing in yourself, stepping out in faith, and trusting that "with God, all things are possible."
You can read more about Nick on his website, follow him on Facebook, and read Chapter One here.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.