Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

Nick Vujicic is now a motivational speaker and the director of Life Without Limbs, a non-profit organization. Nick found his life’s purpose despite being born without arms or legs. In his book, with the same title as his organization, Life Without Limbs, he speaks candidly about his disability and the ups and downs it brought emotionally as a child, teen, and now young adult. Even from the beginning it struck me how he described his mom not holding him at birth.

Nick uses his own experiences to encourage others to love themselves, find purpose, change their attitudes, forgive, have “life guides”, risk, have fun and give. At first I thought, not another motivational believe in yourself, blah, blah, blah. Although, Life Without Limits is extremely “self-help”, the focus isn’t all self. Nick is very clear that the source of his strength is Christ.

Honestly, this was a difficult book for me to get through. However, I’m not saying I don’t recommend it. It’s just not where I am right now. I have a pre-teen son who has always enjoyed biographical type books and I look forward to him reading it. I think it will encourage him as he faces challenges in his teen years to keep going and overcome.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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