“Instead, my mission is to love him and everyone as I encourage them to begin walking with Jesus.”
Nick Vujicic was born with no arms and no legs – just two small feet attached to his torso. His parents were reluctant to accept him at first, but then they realized he was given to them by God and might be a force for good in the world – and he is. Nick grew up where his parents would help him try and do anything he wanted to try and do. Eventually, sharing his story led him to become a faith-based motivational speaker around the world and he is married with a few children.
Be the Hands and Feet is Nick’s story of his career path and how he sees God using him in the world. The title is intentionally ironic because Nick feels as a Christian, he is sent to be God’s hands and feet in the world even if he doesn’t have any himself. I was able to request this book to review through Blogging for Books and was given a free copy in exchange for a fair review. I have seen Nick speak in person in Omaha, Nebraska, and found him very inspirational, so I was very interested in reading his book.
While Be the Hands and Feethelps tell Nick’s story of how he became a motivational speaker and what he aims to achieve by doing it, I found the book to be a bit scattered. The story didn’t flow well and Nick tries to tell the readers many different life lessons throughout the book. I think it may have been better if it had been written as a devotional or with shorter chapters dealing with each life lesson. There is also a lack of background in the book, which a reader unfamiliar with his story would need to know before reading it. However, Nick is very honest in the book with his joys and struggles and still manages to inspire.
If you are interested in Nick’s story, I would check out his Web site before reading this book or start with first book Life Without Limits.