When I think of Nick Vujicic, I think of this verse: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” ~John 1:10, NET. Truly, Nick Vujicic is Unstoppable. He shows us how, with true faith in God–the kind that has action behind it–anyone can move mountains.
One of the things I liked about Unstoppable, is that Nick Vujicic shares not just his story, but the stories of many people that he has met who have been able to overcome their situations and be used by God in a big way. This book reminds me what hope and encouragement look like.
Unstoppable is also a book of perspective. It’s easy to focus inward and believe that your struggles in life are difficult, maybe even desperate, until you meet someone who has bigger problems than yours. And if that person is full of hope and joy like Nick, then it challenges you to praise God no matter your circumstances.
Out of the many stories and points made in Unstoppable, two that made the biggest impression on me were:
- Nick’s chapter on suicide, “Winning the Battles Within.” I was amazed to find out that suicide is the leading cause of death among 20-40 year old South Koreans. Talk about a bunch of people with no hope. Nick talks frankly about his attempted suicide, the attempted suicide of teens he has met, where to find hope and help, and warning signs that the people around us may be struggling.
- Nick’s chapter on bullying, “Fighting Injustice.” He talks about bullying in the workplace, cyber-bullying, signs that your child might be being bullied at school, and the link between bullying and school shootings (71%).
Inspiring, full of hope, and practicality. If you can’t be encouraged by a man born with no arms or legs living life with joy in abundance, then I’m not sure what there is that can encourage you.
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. In exchange, I agreed to read the book and post a review, but my review of the book was not influenced by this agreement.
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