Limitless by Nick Vujicic

"God will cause even the worst things to come together for good.  Hold on to the promises of God, no matter what you see on the outside. God is good. If He allows something bad to happen, you may not understand it, but you can hold on to His goodness." - Nick Vujicic, Limitless, Chapter 20

Born with no arms or legs, motivational speaker and author, Nick Vujicic has a different outlook on life than most. He shares that outlook, along with other words of wisdom, in his new devotional book, Limitless. This collection of fifty short devotions is made up of snippets from his other books, but it is laid out in an entirely different format. Each devotion includes a Scripture passage, an inspirational story/challenge, and a motivational closing quote.  I must admit, however, that the Scripture and the actual devotion don't always go together.  At least, the author doesn't always tie his message to the Scripture. Don't get me wrong, the messages are good and true, but if you are looking for an exposition on various Scriptures, this is not the right book for you.

What I love most about Nick's book is his honesty. He makes no qualms about admitting his times of failure or discouragement.  In fact, his admissions are like a breath of fresh air to the reader who is wondering, "Is it just me?  Am I the only one who feels this way?"  Not only does Nick expound on his problems and faulty outlooks, but he also details the remedies that helped him make it through those situations.  Readers are certain to be encouraged, inspired and motivated.

All that being said, this is not your typical devotional book. While it does contain Scripture and the author does mention God on numerous occasions, the book as a whole reads more like a self-help manual than a typical devotional book. The book is full of inspiration but not much education. It leaves you feeling challenged but not necessarily with a better understanding of Scripture.  Though I typically prefer devotionals with a lot of "meat" to digest, I still truly enjoyed Limitless and highly recommend it, especially to those who are in need of encouragement.

This book was given to be by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed in this review are mine alone.