Title: Stand Strong
Subtitle: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff that Keeps you Down)
Author: Nick Vujicic
If you are a frequent reader of my blog and book reviews, then you know that I am a huge fan of Nick Vujicic. I have reviewed two of his other books. You can read the reviews here:
Nick's story is nothing short of amazing!
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! Nick shares in this book about the difficult times he experienced as a teenager. He is brutally honest and even shares about how attempted to commit suicide. He knows what it is like to be the victim of a bully's never ending taunts.
This book is Nick's guide to building a "bully defense system." He helps you to build your defenses from the inside out. He shares how to overcome being bullied but also shares how to help others that are being bullied.
I recommend this book to any parent, teacher or youth leader of teenagers. We live in a difficult time where the internet and constant communication have made it easy for bullies to attack. It is a great resource for any teen or tween!
You can read more about Nick and his ministry on his website: http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review.