Monday, February 2, 2015

Love Without Limits by Nick Vukicic with Kanae Vujicic

It Doesn’t Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love
 Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a “ridiculously good life.” But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-twenties worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life. 
Then Nick met Kanae and everything changed.  But even with undeniable chemistry, they would have to navigate twists and turns worthy of a romantic comedy before becoming "one" in marriage. 
 In Love Without Limits Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship. Filled with practical insights that will benefit any couple, this inspiring book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics’ marriage and parenting journey. 
Above all, Love Without Limits is an inspiring reminder that when Christ is at the center of a relationship--even with serious challenges--true love will triumph.

“Despite my optimism about other parts of life, I decided that love in this world had limits after all. I’d become convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me….”

As a boy growing up in Australia, Nick Vujicic could not understand why God had allowed him to be born without limbs and if He would ever bring a woman into Nick’s life.  
On the other side of the world, Kanae Miyahara—a girl growing up in Mexico--saw dysfunction sadly separate her family.  She wondered if a loving, lasting marriage was even possible.  
Later, when Nick realized that God had a purpose for him, his life took on new meaning.  But after a long-term relationship ended in heartache, would he ever find someone to marry? 
Kanae experienced relationships based on superficial attraction, but she longed to find a mate with strong character and faith—a man who would be a godly husband and father.   
When Nick and Kanae met in the most amazing way, they realized that God—the ultimate Matchmaker-- had used even their discouraging and painful experiences to prepare them for each other…for the love of their life.

My review:

  I think Nick Vujicic is one of the most inspiring people out there. To deal with the handicaps he has, and yet be so positive and go all over speaking to people about God is nothing short of miraculous. I thought it was awesome when he married and started a family, and jumped at the chance to review this book.

  The book is interesting and inspiring. Nick tells of his dating experiences prior to meeting his wife, and then goes into how they met,  how he proposed, the wedding, and after the wedding. Each chapter is set up in a format of not just telling his story, but of giving advice. He discusses waiting for the right one, how to know if it is the right one, and how he manages married life. 

  The most enjoyable part of the book was reading about when he found out he was going to be a father, and the challenges he faces being a father and not having any limbs.

  Even though I am single with no intentions of ever marrying, I enjoyed the book and found the story very encouraging and inspiring. God can send the right person for anyone. Nick is proof of that.

About the author:

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 own non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs. Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life. He also speaks about his belief that God can use any willing heart to do his work and that God is big enough to overcome any and all disabilities.

 Love Without Limits is available from Multnomah/Waterbrook publishing.

Thanks to Multomah/Waterbrook for the review copy.