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Leven zonder beperkingen

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  7,700 ratings  ·  953 reviews
Vujicic is een goeroe zonder ledematen. Hij brak door op YouTube en zweept nu wereldwijd massa s op als motivatiespreker. Vrij Nederland `Niet enkel ik, ook jullie vechten dagelijks. Misschien hebben jullie een gebroken hart, of een ongelukkige jeugd, of gaan de zaken niet goed, of zijn jullie niet zeker van jezelf. Dat gevecht is niet slecht. Hoe groter de strijd, hoe gro ...more
Published 2012 by Kok (first published August 31st 2007)
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Hannah Russell This book talks about more adult topics but I found the writing very easy to read and understand. I would guess that a 13 year old would be able to re…moreThis book talks about more adult topics but I found the writing very easy to read and understand. I would guess that a 13 year old would be able to read the book without trouble and understand what they were reading.

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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
Life without limits by Nick Vujicic is an inspirational novel. It is based on Nick's life experiences. He wrote this book when he was twenty-seven years old. He is from Australia. He was born without any limbs. It's a story of a limbless man.

Nick's parents are devout Christians, but after Nick was born with neither legs nor arms, they wondered what God had in mind in creating him. Nick was their first child. At first, they assumed that there was no hope and no future for Nick. Instead of celebr
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
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
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
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
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
Gill Collins
I read this book with my book club. Indeed Nick is a man to admire. Born without limbs he never let that get in the way of having a great life. However this autobiography has no drama and the theme of "you might have a crappy life but with God's help and a great attitude you can have a great one."never develops and runs on an on and on in every chapter. It makes for a great Man but a boring read ...more
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
Omega Writers
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

I feel so bad for not liking this book. I feel like a person who kicks puppies and kittens. I'm happy that everything turned out good for Nick. And I'm really happy that he and his family had such a positive attitude through all this. I did find this book very inspirational and I do recommend this for all pessimists because 'Life Without Limits' helps with how to think in more positive manner.

Christianity was maybe the thing for me. Thing I didn't like. Like yes I'm sorry but it was just a flip
Renjith R Nair
Life is all about attitudes... Nick's life shows us a story of a person whose destiny is written by himself. All of us have shortcomings, it can be physical or mental. A person who is physically healthy does not mean he is happy or his life is in cloud nine. It's our perspectives that defines Happiness. As Nick showed us, the physical limitations can be overcome by will power, if we try. I love this book not only it's inspirational but it has real LIFE in it. ...more
Rating: 5 stars

I can't say enough about this book except read it and you will be inspired. For some time, I have experienced hearing Nick Vujicic's teachings and was intrigued. He not only talks the talk, he walks the walk--and without legs! If that doesn't inspire, I don't know what would.

This amazing motivational speaker, evangelist, advocate, author, musician, adventurer, brother, son, husband, and father of four beautiful children is someone we should all hear and meet. With a heart so big
This is amazing and the audio is even more so.
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-75-stars
Almost every single thing you do involves the use of your limbs. So can you imagine living a life without a single arm or leg?
Nick Vujicic, through his incredible life story, teaches us how blessed we are. He was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. The book chronicles his journey from being a determined baby and a depressed teen earlier to the strong motivational speaker of today. He also highlights the role of his parents and God in he
Anne Hamilton
Encouragement to the max! Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. But through conquering adversity - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual - he's been an inspiration to people all around the world.

His life maxims are encapsulated in many of the chapter titles:

If you can't get a miracle, become one.

Attitude is altitude.

He says the most powerful attitudes are:
1. an attitude of gratitude
2. an attitude of action
3. an attitude of empathy
4. an attitude of forgiveness

Nick has a crazy sense of h
Snur Ahmed
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-helping
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
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 steps
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing. It does reference faith and God in this book, but honestly anyone can take this and apply it to their own situation. It's given me some things to think about and helped me to put a lot of my own struggles into perspective. This man with born without limbs is living a fuller and better life than most of us are, but the cool thing is that we can be too. So freakin goooood. ...more
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Gavin Abdollahi
“If you can't get a miracle, become one.”

This was one good great book, written by Nick Vujicic, who you might know as the without arms and legs who still lives leife to the fullest.
Reading this book shows you how small and insignificant your problems are, and how wrong you are in wanting to wallow and drown yourself in a pool of self-pity.
It tells you to "live life to the fullest", or, in other words, a ridiculously good life, one without limits.
It tells you to follow your dreams, how to do
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
4 Stars

A book "to inspire you to find your purpose, to be hopeful, to have faith, to love yourself, to have a positive attitude, and to be fearless, unstoppable, accepting of change, trustworthy, open to opportunities, willing to take risks, and be charitable to others!"

You are one awesome person, Nick Vujicic.
Yousif Al Zeera
While the book didn't interest me much and was pretty much average, the 2 stars are given for the inspiration he brought to the thousands or probably millions of people across the globe (especially to devout Christians).

Don't get me wrong - I liked his energetic personality, his enthusiasm, his positive outlook in life, his determination to overcome significant obstacles, and, above all, turning a liability (having no limbs) into an asset (and inspiring all those people all the way from Asia to
Bohdana Muzyka
When you start reading this book you realize that anything you're going through right now is not that bad compared to life without limbs. And then you realize another thing: there are people who live without limbs (or have other disabilities) but their lives are much more interesting and fulfilled then yours.
The incredible story of a man who turned his life without limbs into the life without limits.
Stay positive, be humble, inspire others, take risks and keep believing - and you will be surpr
Ammara Abid
"Love the perfectly imperfect you" ~Nick

'Life without limits'
What a motivational book it is!

Whenever you think, things are not working well, you feel down then instead of cursing yourself/ dragging more in the cave the despair/ stressing your mind, you just need to give a break to yourself, pick up this book and Read. (Read with capital R)
This one is totally a morale booster and believe me you'll get positives vibes from it.
A man named Nick without having arms and legs (only having a little
Sarah Diaz
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nick is the type of person that I want to be, in female form. I admire his positivity, and his willingness to THRIVE since he was a little kid, turning the other cheek on his physical disabilities.

This book not only inspired me, but his quirky comments on his own physical appearance made me laugh and sometimes even shed a tear or two. It reminded me to never underestimate the power of making fun of yourself to lighten up, let go and have fun.

When I talk about him to people I often refer to him
Julie Raymond
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One has to admire the courage of this man, and ask the question: 'How does he summon it?', especially in today's 'picture perfect' society, where the body beautiful reigns. The book well answers the question, and of course, it's not a silver bullet answer. Nick has a deep faith, solid family support and a purpose in life that is proven to lead to happiness: the service of others. We can truly thank God for people such as Nick, who don't give up despite all seeming to be against them. I would rec ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
Nick Vujicic defies the odds. What he lacks in body parts he overcomes with spirit. He shares a triumphant story of a love for life through family and faith. Nick's story is true to the title of his book and he is a testament to what the Bible explains about Jesus coming that we may have life abundantly and live life to the full.

What can a man without arms and without legs possibly achieve in life? Nick makes it very clear in this book - there's not really much he can't achieve and there's nothi
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
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lauraine Snelling
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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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