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Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  3,388 ratings  ·  480 reviews
What Would Your Life be Like if Anything Were Possible?

Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his central message: the most important g
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by WaterBrook Press (first published August 31st 2007)
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If you have a choice, listen to the audio version: Nick has a good sense of humor ("Aren't you glad you got the audio, so you can hear me sing!"). I believe it gives a better impression of him as a "regular guy", not some sort of saint.

I noticed the book had been tagged "religious/inspirational" after I'd downloaded it. I thought "well, alright, the story of a limbless guy qualifies as 'inspirational' to me." Early on it's revealed that Nick comes from an evangelical background, becoming an actu
This weekend I finished reading a really good book by Nick Vujicic called Life Without Limits. He was born without arms or legs but is able to travel around the world speaking to audiences of all sizes about hope and faith. This book was such a positive and uplifting journey through his life that I'm sure I will come back to it again and again.

Throughout the book he uses examples from his own life and those he has come into contact with to show people how by changing your attitude, helping other
Melissa Lee-tammeus
I got this from the library after seeing the author's inspiring video where he talks to young girls about how beautiful they are and to accept themselves as they are. This man is truly an inspiration. But the book didn't do much for me. Yes, it's motivational and, yes, it is a reminder of what you can do despite all odds. But I found it a bit unsettling that I compare myself to someone with no limbs in order to understand this about myself. I know that seems cruel, but I found it unfair somehow ...more
Omega Writers
Winner of the CALEB Award, non-fiction, 2011.

Three reviews from our CALEB reviewers:


If Nick Vujicic’s autobiography Life Without Limits was required reading for every secondary school student I believe that the suicide rate for young people would plummet. If it could be made compulsory reading for every adult I believe the incidence of depression would also drop dramatically. If Life Without Limitswere mandatory reading for all new parents I believe both parents and children would benefit.

Inspirational, gently Christian but equally available to believers and non-believers alike, this book is surely as intriguing as the author/motivational speaker must be in person. Nick Vujicic’s Life without Limits offers encouragement to readers who twist against the goads of a limited life, from the viewpoint of one whose life is lived without either limits or limbs. The cover picture, of a handsome happy young man, smiling, staring straight at the reader, certainly pulls you in. And it’s only ...more
Nick Vujicic is an amazing person and he definitely has some great things to say. I am very impressed with his ability to find happiness and unfailing faith in Christ despite being born without limbs. But the book itself was not what I expected and was too long for what he had to say. I have seen YouTube video clips of Nick doing amazing things, and the videos are very motivational. I didn't find anything in the book that couldn't be gleaned from watching one of the videos online. It was hard to ...more
Snur  Ahmed
wow more than wowwwwwwwwwwww ..couldnt quit reading even we i needed to sleep desperately ....NICK ur such an amazing person ..every word,every thought and everything u say is 100% true ...u were so inspiring and still u r for me ....i read one chapter of the book wen i really wanted some on to support and tap me on the shoulder ...i feel the book is written for me because i really have kinda clue about some questions in my mind ....i have never seen someone with this so much faith and self conf ...more
I had seen one of his books in an airport bookstore and thought it would be inspirational. While okay, the book is repetitive which makes for a slow read. I admit to skipping chunks of chapters because the theme is the same -- give to others and you'll receive more in return. I get it and I'm not putting down the work that he has done that he's trying to share. It's just how it was done in this particular book.

To think there are challenges in my life when compared to what he has overcome does pu
I had a great ridiculous, enlightening & inspiring time reading the book

Nick includes lots of personal anecdotes plus a lot of inspirational, motivating and touching stories of others which makes reading the book sort of a roller-coaster emotional ride. At times you have a great laugh at other times your grateful for what you have and sometimes you're somewhere in between.

I liked the part at the end "Action Plan" in which some questions are provided for reflection and that serve as guiding s
No arms no legs Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent ridiculously good life. As a kid Nick was treated differently and was called an alien just because he was born without limbs. Now he's a successful motivational speaker, Nick enthusiastically spreads his message. The most important goal is to find your life's purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick tells his story about his physical disabilities a ...more
It's one of the best books I'v ever read in my life. It gives me hope to dream and teaches me some important lessons about life. The writer of this book is a great person who overcome all barriers in his way though he was born without arms and legs.I learned from this book to live this life without limits and to fight for achieving my dreams. I hope that I will meet this amazing writer one day.
Lauraine Snelling
I had not heard about Nick, but bought this book thanks to a good manager at the Family Life book store in Bakersfield. One of those books I do not just breeze through. Such an inspiration by a young man who is is truly in the life changing category. Everyone needs to read this book and learn to be thankful for all they have.
Sandra Stiles
Are you the type who complains when the slightest thing goes wrong? maybe you need to read Life Without Limits. Nick Vujicic has written a book that teaches us not to dwell on our circumstances because we can't control them. He advises we dwell on our reactions to those circumstances because we can control them. There is very little that Nick Can't do. He exhibits such a thirst for life and gives all of the credit to God. So, the next time you think things are going so wrong and you have it so b ...more
Dani Moore
What an amazing man! Born without arms or legs Nick Vujicic had it rough growing up, but blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and faith he has become one of the worlds most sought after motivational speakers. Hansome young Nick smiles out from the cover, clear eyed and ready to take on the world and help those "less fortunate" than himself. That gives you your first clue that this will not be a story you expected to read. He even gives us his "Ridiculous Rules" for life! A blessed man, you wi ...more
Life WIthout Limits
Book Review

"If you can't get a miracle, become one." -Nick Vujicic, Life without Limits

Life Without Limits is written by Nick Vujicic himself. It's about his life and the hardships he had to go through without both arms and both limbs.

I recommend this book to mostly teenagers and adults because not only does he explain all the life lessons, hardships, how he overcame them, through his words, I as the reader, can feel the encouragements and what the ways he overcame the proble
Well written story of the guy on the YouTube videos with no arms or legs. His rules for ridiculous living are worth the price.

Some credit to Wes Smith, Vujicic's writer, who kept the tone and enthusiasm of the videos.
Meet Nick Vujicic. Born without arms and legs, he struggled to deal with his emotional problems as a child, teen, and young adult. Now? He travels across the world, and is the director of the nonprofit organization "Life Without Limbs". Best of all, he is a motivational speaker. How did he overcome his huge depression problems and decide to inspire others? The answer and much more is in this book, Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life.

Nick was constantly bullied at school
Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life by Nick Vujicic is a good read for anyone facing a life-challenge. Born without arms or legs, Nick shares stories and inspiration from his life, illustrating how he has triumphed over his limitations again and again. If you struggle with depression, disabilities, low self-esteem, lack of motivation or any of the difficulties life throws at humans, you can be motivated by reading this book.

Easy to read, enjoyable and encouraging, the b

There are two things I want to say about Life Without Limits. One is positive, the other one not so much.

1. It was extremely inspirational
2. It was extremely long

I’ll talk about number one first because... well, it’s number one. Duh. I cannot count how many times an experience or phrase or perspective Nick included that was awe inspiring. Seriously. I cannot. I don’t have enough fingers.

When I first started, all I could feel was sorry about Nick’s condition. He was born without legs or arms a
Nick Vujicic, author of Life Without Limits, is one of the most upbeat, positive people I’ve ever read about. Where many people in his situation would be mad at God, Nick isn’t bitter, resentful, nor does he feel sorry for himself. He’s a classic example of “taking lemons and making lemonade” out of what others might consider a horrible situation.

Nick was born without arms or legs, yet he accomplishes more in his daily schedule than most of us might accomplish in a week! I was amazed at his ene
I first heard the story of Nick Vujicic in a documentary years ago! I could not believe how positive he was! He became my inspiration. Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life is just that! Amazingly written, the author, Vujicic, writes about his own life and his journey to help others around the world find their own happiness no matter what. His physical disabilities [born without legs or arms] and his long and emotional battle to become a fulfilled, happy, and independent ...more
Christian Fiction Addiction
Nick Vujici's book is one of the most inspiring I have ever read, to date. His utter determination and strength to rise above the trials of life are living proof that God is alive and well and at work in the world today. His story is wonderfully told in "Life Without Limits", allowing us a glimpse into Nick's past and the challenges he and his family have faced, but also allowing us to observe the incredible impact he has had on people around the world....and the fun he has had while doing it! M ...more
Ada saat-saat ketika kehidupan terasa sangat sulit dan penuh masalah. Kita menjadi sedih, marah, pahit, negatif, kehilangan gairah hidup. Seakan kitalah orang paling sengsara di dunia, dan waktu yang ada hanya dimanfaatkan untuk duduk menunggu dunia runtuh.

Ada banyak orang yang hidupnya tidak bahagia karena mereka masih merasa “kekurangan”. Kurang kaya, kurang ganteng atau cantik, kurang langsing, kurang modis, kurang pandai, dan masih banyak kurang-kurang lainnya. Sebenarnya kunci untuk menjadi
Feb 11, 2013 Ella rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody.
There are no other words to describe how inspiring and uplifting this book is.

In Nick Vujicic's very own biography, he tells a story of how he, being as someone who was unfortunately born without arms and legs, has managed to overcome so many obstacles, struggles and difficulties that were present in his life. All his life as a child, he had thought that life wasn't worth living, that he was a burden to everyone around him and also that he himself was useless, but one thing he hadn't known was
Lauren Murphy
3.5 stars

“My name is Nick Vujicic…I am twenty-seven years old. I was born without any limbs, but I am not constrained by my circumstances.” (pg. vii)

I’d seen Nick on various chat shows earlier in the year while he promoted his book and I remember thinking, what a remarkable man. So inspiring, witty and charismatic. I said to my partner, I would really like to read his book. Sure enough, a new edition of Life Without Limits was published in August 2012 and I jumped at the opportunity to read and
This was an awesome book, and is perfect for those who are having a hard time in life and need encouragement. That is exactly what this book has to offer, encouragement! Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. Most people would consider this as a disadvantage and would think they are not worth anything, and that they can't make a difference in the world because of it, but Nick is living proof that this isn't true! One of my favorite quotes in his book is were he says that "I'm not disables, ...more
Nick Vujicic is a remarkable human being. I don't think anyone would deny that. I'd never heard of him until I saw the beautiful short film "The Butterfly Circus", which was written for him. He does a lot of motivational speaking and he has a powerful message. This book is a bit like hearing him give that message, woven through with anecdotes from him life, over and over for a couple of hundred pages. There's nothing wrong with it. I just think it would be preferable to hear him speak. I would h ...more
This is a very encouraging book about how to live "life without limits," which means to live without the fears, negative thoughts, barriers, etc. holding us down. He openly talked about how he felt depress and suicidal before putting his hope in God and changing his attitude. He mentions God often, but this is a great book for both Christians and non-believers. I'm blown away reading about how he didn't give up just because he looks different, but dreams big and has so much vision. I recommend r ...more
Sara Sherzad
It certainly isn't a waste of time! If you are lacking hope & faith you should be reading this book. This bloke is someone you can admire and respect. I can't even count how many life skills I learned from him! What he aims for and talks about is not impossible, and the testimony for that is his life and his faith.

Many, many things I learned from this person. You learn even from the ridiculous funny moments he mentiones about his life. He made me love ridiculous! Am gonna be ridiculous and m
Scott Noble
Wow! I'm not generally a huge fan of non-fiction, especially self help type of stuff, but Nick is an amazing guy and talented story teller. He uses examples from his own life to help motivate readers to find their God given purpose in the world. While Nick uses Biblical scripture to highlight the points he makes, he does it in a way that even the most skeptical person would have a hard time being offended by. The main platform is the obstacles which he has overcome in his own life, and with no a ...more
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Nicholas James Vujicic (Serbian: Николас Џејмс Вујичић, Nikolas Džejms Vujičić) is a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his ...more
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“If you can't get a miracle, become one.” 341 likes
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