Monday, December 17, 2012
Book of the Week: Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic
Simply inspirational! If you are struggling with doubts, self-esteem, or just struggling to know that there is a purpose for you, then I strongly suggest you read this book. In Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action, Nick Vujicic addresses ways to put your faith in action. Nick is a man who lives an inspirational life of faith. Born without arms and legs, Nick has struggled with issues of self-esteem and purpose, but he has risen above them with the Lord's help to live a life of faith in action.
In his second book, he discusses the hard issues that keep us from truly living our destiny and living lives that show our faith in action. He talks about how God has a purpose of each and every one of us. He shares not only his own stories, but stories of people throughout the world who have inspired him. These are people who face struggles every single day of their lives, but they live with their lives focused on Christ and they put their faith into action even when it means that they are possibly in danger and out of their comfort zones. One of the stories that has really stuck with me after reading this book is the story of Jacqueline Isaac who lives in Egypt and fights for the rights of women through Egypt and Asia. She works to end the genital mutilation that happens to infant and young girls in these countries. Nick gives practical suggestions on how we can rise above our circumstances to live a life of faith in action. He touches on the topics of bullying, depression and other mental illnesses and how these struggles in life are things that we are meant to learn from. He addresses the need to give back and how to live a life of balance.
This book is a definite must read for anyone who wants to live a life of faith in action.