Before reading Be the Hands and Feet, I had heard about Nick Vujicic, but I did not know much about him. Nick (after reading this book, you would feel comfortable calling him by his first name too, because he comes across as so personable!) was born without arms and legs. However, he has not let his physical body limit him in any way. He is an evangelist, motivational speaker, author, and the director of Life Without Limbs. He travels around the world and has spoken to and touched the hearts of millions of people. After reading his stories, and all that he has struggled through and accomplished, one would definitely call Nick “amazing”. But, I bet that if you said that to him directly, he would quickly point to God as being the One who has allowed him to live such an amazing life.
This book is centered on a quote that is on the first page of the book: “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” –Nick Vujicic. This is so true. We might think we have limitations that prevent us from sharing the Gospel with others, but God can empower anyone. Nick’s unbridled love for God and others, as demonstrated throughout the stories in this book, is truly inspirational. He lives in Southern California with his family now, so I am definitely going to be on the lookout for opportunities to hear him speak in person.
I was curious to learn more about Nick after reading this book, and discovered that he and his wife have twin girls that were born just last month (in addition to their older two sons)! This was not mentioned in the book (probably due to the timing), but what an awesome blessing!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.