Book Review: Unstoppable

Title: Unstoppable
Subtitle: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action
Author: Nick Vujicic
Genre: Inspirational

What?!? Is there really someone on the cover of this book surfing with no arms and no legs?   Yes!  There is! No photoshopping there!

This is the second book of Nick's that I am reviewing so I am familiar with his story.  You can read my review of "Limitless" at

Nick Vujicic was born without any of his limbs- no arms and no legs!  His parents had no idea that their son was missing his limbs until the moment he was born.  After the initial shock, Nick's parents raised Nick along with his two siblings and treated him the same as his siblings.  They  did not expect less of him.   They did not treat him as a disabled person.

Nick went through a difficult time as a teenager.  I am sure you can all relate to those challenging and awkward teen years!   I can't even begin to imagine how difficult those years were for him!  In this book, he overcame his despair with God's help.  He knows that his life has meaning and that God does not make mistakes.  God created Nick this way and Nick understands his purpose.
You will find this book inspirational as Nick openly discusses the struggles in his life and how he overcame them.  He will encourage you to believe that anything is possible with God!  Nick's message is strong and true!

My favorite part of the book is when Nick shares the story of how he and his wife met and married.  When I started that chapter, I could not put it down!  He then went on to start a family and have a son!  

I also enjoyed reading about Nick meeting the Reverend Billy Graham.  What an amazing opportunity for both of them.  Two evangelists talking together and encouraging each other!

If you read this blog, you already know that I teach middle schoolers.  It is both rewarding and challenging.  One of the challenges is that middle schoolers struggle with their body image.  They often struggle with a positive self esteem.  Sometimes when I try to encourage them it is difficult.  I can tell them that it all works out and that it may seem difficult now as a teenager.  They look at me and think, "what does she know, she was a tall, blonde athlete?"  Of course, they don't understand that tall blonde athletes struggle with their self images too.   They don't always trust the advice I am giving them.  I think they would trust what Nick Vujicic has to say!  They would not question that he has struggled with body image issues and overcame them!

I recommend this book to everyone! There is not a person out there that hasn't experienced despair and struggle.  Everyone can learn from Nick's example!  

There are a few, specific groups that I think would especially benefit from reading this book:

The first would be teens and young adults.  Nick speaks candidly about the struggles he experienced as a teen and how his despair led him to attempt suicide.  I think that every teen would benefit from Nick's example and life story.  I think his story would help any teen that is struggling with self esteem and contemplating taking their own life.  

The second would be parents of a disabled child.  It must be heart breaking and challenging to have a child with a disability.  This book would help those parents to see past their child's disability and look for their child's purpose and gifts.    Nick's parents are a shining example of a positive way to raise a disabled child.

If I could give more than 5 stars to this book I would! 

You can read more about Nick and his ministry on his website:

Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review.


1 comment:

  1. I've had this on my 'to read' list for a while now! As someone who works with people with disabilities I love reading stories like Nick's, especially ones that also focus on faith!


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