Saturday, July 19, 2014

Book Review: Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

I've been reading Nick Vujicic's book "Life Without Limits".  He has obviously overcome much in his life without arms or legs.  He has proved that one can live a victorious, exciting life in spite of the circumstances of one's life.  He is a contagiously enthusiastic person and very inspiring if you are looking for inspiration.

He is open about the fact that he is a Christian and he comes from a Christian back ground.  So I was expecting that his book would point me to Scripture and to Christ through out. He does talk about God and trusting Him. But I found very little Scripture reference. This was disappointing to me.

He spends much time boosting up our self worth and telling us that we are worthy of God's love and we should love ourselves so that we can get past our shortcomings and show love to others.

Scripture doesn't teach us that.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.

It teaches us that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners and showed his love for us in spite of our unworthiness.

 Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

We were totally, wholly unworthy of God's love but He loved us in spite of our unworthiness and sent His Son to save us.  It is only by Christ's cleansing blood that we are worthy of God's love. 

Nick says that  "Life can be cruel. People can be thoughtless or just plain mean. So you must be able to look inside for strength, and when that inner strength fails, you can always look above, to God, the ultimate source of strength and love."   We should look to God above FIRST not as a last resort.

I am a fan of Nick simply because he is an example of someone who has not just sat, soaked and soured in his circumstances but has got out there and proved you can do something with your life even with the worst of circumstances.  He leaves no excuses for us to sit around in self pity.  He says the choices you make determine the quality of the life you lead.

You will enjoy this book. You will laugh and you will cry.  You will be motivated to change your attitude.  And you will be encouraged to keep God in the picture.  Nick's enthusiasm is contagious. The book just lacks Scriptural basis.

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