And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad - they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it. All opinions are my own. Jan 22, Mark rated it it was amazing. I have read all of Nick's books he has written, and found the books and him to be very inspiring and encouraging. This book is different from his others in that it encourages others to do what he does - reach people for God.
He spends a lot of time talking about how he got where he is now, and how God worked it out for him to travel all over the world and speak. He relates some of the things that has happened, and about some of the people he met. A lot of the book also covers people who are out I have read all of Nick's books he has written, and found the books and him to be very inspiring and encouraging. A lot of the book also covers people who are out there accomplishing great things for God, and how they got to where they are.
Some of these people are ones he has mentored and given advice to on how to proceed with their ministry efforts. The book is a very inspiring read, but also a convicting one.
If we are honest, most of us don't really accomplish much for God Nick also gives advice and input to the readers who feel they should be doing more for God. This was an interesting read, and one I would recommend. I was given a copy of this book for my part in the book launch team. Feb 09, Lori Jorgensen rated it it was amazing.
Nick writes thoughtfully and from the heart. You feel as tho your sitting on your couch with your best friend sharing how people can be the hands and feet for Jesus. Simple acts of kindness. Picking up heavy groceries for someone. All these things add up to being the hands and feet. Dec 07, Sarah Poling rated it liked it. As I launch more and more books, I learn about how publishers have created genres for even Christian Non-Fiction books. Nick Vujicic has a biography Life without Limbs, a book about his faith Unstoppable, a devotional book, Limitless, a book about bullying called Stand Strong, he has a biography about his marriage Love without Limits, his Dad wrote a book about raising a perfectly imperfect child,so I wondered what this new book's content would be.
It's in the category of Inspirational. And in m As I launch more and more books, I learn about how publishers have created genres for even Christian Non-Fiction books. And in my experience, an inspirational speaker is someone who encourages you, motivates you, and seeks to make you happy, but doesn't always have any kind of research or a strong narrative of where the inspiration comes from other than yourself.
I am thrilled to tell you that inspirational or motivational speaker Nick Vujicic considers himself an evangelist first, and if possible shares his testimony of salvation by faith alone with a full gospel of Jesus Christ disclosure! So his inspirational book is focused on sharing the gospel from any platform, and includes scripture that he uses or has influenced him, testimonies of how God has worked in his life and in other people's lives he has met along the way.
I would put this book in the category of an advice book with personal stories to make his suggestions, ideas, and strategies come to life and seem realistic for anyone. He shares his own life stories and some of his struggles, as well as his growth into his current role, Director of a Non-Profit, and International Speaker and Evangelist, who has used his invitations to meet with heads of State across the world, and offers to pray with them, and shares the gospel. The Lord has also brought other people into his life, and Nick uses their stores to emphasize his main points.
We are all called as believers to share the gospel. We are called to mentor others one on one, and help someone spiritually younger grow in their faith.
He gives strategies to learn how to share your faith and even some scripture and answers to hard questions. Nick's I respect him, but his style is informal and vulnerable, and I can't imagine calling him Mr. Vujicic writing is relational, not stuffy or formal, and he is direct, but kind as he reminds the reader of what God commands of us. It's easy to see why his presentations end with his offer to give you a hug and a personal word of encouragement.
We need to cast our lines because there is an ocean of people out there who need the redem If you are looking for a book that will inspire you to press into your calling to "plant seeds of faith with love and respect", Be the Hands and Feet is a book you will want to read. We do our part and trust God to expand the results beyond our wildest imaginations. Even so, I still felt sympathetic towards the author. Hardcover , pages. He spends a lot of time talking about how he got where he is now, and how God worked it out for him to travel all over the world and speak. And in my experience, an inspirational speaker is someone who encourages you, motivates you, and seeks to make you happy, but doesn't always have any kind of research or a strong narrative of where the inspiration comes from other than yourself. He's courageous in sharing his faith with someone on the street up to a high ranking official.
He is a man who sees people, as they are, accepts them, but wants them to clearly hear the truth that God loves them and has a wonderful plan for their life. I have known him as a speaker often to Teens, so this book was fun to read, and learn about how not only does he appreciate and help Teens, he also works as a messenger of God with others to further the gospel which leads to business type endeavors and meeting important government people.
But he started out small, taking his dog to the park in his wheel chair and talking to anyone who seemed interested. Using his no limbs platform to share his life and connect with others, he started sharing how God had a plan and purpose for him. So if you are looking for strategies to share your faith, to hear about how a man without limbs has spoken to millions of people in his life so far, and how he still knows his family and four children are his biggest calling, this book is for you.
Jan 31, Becky Van Daniker rated it it was amazing. A must read for any who have an interest in evangelism. Full review coming soon. I first discovered Nick Vujicic through his videos that I had seen in one of the youth groups I had been attending at the time several years ago. Nick has a humble and meek spirit that inspires all of those around him. The author shares his own personal stories and experiences as he shares his faith that makes him vulnerable, real, compassionate, and inspiring.
The author has sound theology and shares a lot of Scripture to back up his points without coming across as preachy. He talks to you in a relational sense like a good friend having a conversation. He answers the important questions one has about sharing their faith, he offers encouragement and practical ways and ideas that you can share your faith, and he addresses problems in the American church and ideas on how to fix that. This Gospel-centered book is one of the best books that I have read on the topic of evangelism. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given.
I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own. Dec 29, Melissa Henderson rated it it was amazing. Amazing book showing how we can show God's love to anyone and everyone, at any time and at any place.
Nick Vujicic is an amazing person who loves to share God's grace. This book touches the heart and gives great encouragement. I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher and this is my personal honest opinion.
Jan 12, Nathan Albright rated it really liked it Shelves: All thoughts and opinions are my own. For one, if anyone is familiar with the author , one knows that he has no arms and legs, but he does have hands and feet so he can be them. Obviously, then, the author is making a pun about his life. If you want to see the personal side of the author, this book has a lot to offer in terms of personal stories and intimacy. I feel a bit ambivalent about what the author shares, as a great deal of it feels like humblebragging and I feel the author does not always do a good job at dealing with the tension between trying to show himself as an example of a mentor to others and show his struggles as a human being who tends to overcommit and spread himself too thin.
I also don't agree with all of his stances as far as personal evangelism and the ecumenical movement go, but all the same I found much here to appreciate and respect. This book is divided into three sections after an introduction. The first five chapters are focused on letting one's light shine, with a look at how one is called to serve, answering questions, modeling the Gospel message at home, bearing godly fruit, and thinking out of the box. The next five chapters focus on building a team through mentoring, finding allies in the faith, building a big tent, and working on adventures in outreach.
The book then closes with two chapters on finishing well, with a chapter about the author's father's struggle with metastatic cancer and a look at the author's own health crisis. Even though the book has a clear structure, the book does feel like it rambles a bit and that there is a lot of repetition. The author talks about his father's cancer scare on multiple occasions and mentions a few people over and over again, and it's not bad but it feels as if the book could have used a bit tighter editing.
I suppose that once you become a massively popular author that the editing falls a bit by the wayside, as is the case here. There are a variety of opinions I had about this book as I was reading it. I was pleased by the way that the author confessed his own struggle with honoring his father and his father's view of church while trying to pursue his own vision of speaking to as wide an audience as possible. I thought some of the author's stories about his time in Russia dealing with discrimination against people with disabilities and his humorous response to the Macedonian president who lectured him about biblical knowledge were intriguing.
In particular, the author shows himself as not being as knowledgeable about the Bible as he thinks he is.
This is a case where someone has spent a great deal of time and effort in showing himself to be good at heart and not nearly as focused on biblical knowledge. Even so, I still felt sympathetic towards the author. If I did not find the author a particularly deep thinker or particularly knowledgeable about scripture, I did at least think in reading this book that he was genuinely interested in the lives and evangelism efforts of other believers and that he wanted to use his own experiences to make him a more approachable believer.
If his approach to evangelism is not the same as my own, at least this made for a relatable book. Feb 04, SantaFlash rated it it was amazing. Before reading this book, I only vaguely knew about Nick Vujicic. I'd heard people mention about what a great speaker he was and, naturally, the fact that he had no arms or legs was always brought to my attention.
But that was only quickly glossed over before they began to explain what a great orator he is to thousands, millions even.
Nick has written several books: In each, he se Before reading this book, I only vaguely knew about Nick Vujicic. In each, he serves as an inspiration to all of us. How does one start? Sharing faith can be awkward. He shares his own personal experiences and includes common questions brought to him and how he's responded. Nick's compassionate heart shines through in this book. And he readily recognizes the work of those around him. Those whose ministry is to serve foster children or others who help victims of sex trafficking.
Attending church is great, but serving the community means leaving the safety of those church walls to help those in need. Nick not only provides details on his life's journey but also how he pushes through a depression to discover God's love transcends any disability or brokenness. God had a plan for Nick from the very beginning and, as he shares in this book, it's because of his lack of limbs that he's able to approach anyone and share the Gospel.
He's courageous in sharing his faith with someone on the street up to a high ranking official. This book was an interesting look into Nick's life, his struggles, his worries, and his faith. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
Mentee Edition Alice Elizabeth Mendez. Ladies, God does have women that He has equipped to love, encourage, and mentor you. God has a plan for your life. What title does Paul give Timothy in the opening verses? to give another affirmation, to love them no matter what, to give permission. . To be the most effective mentor you must give all the credit to God for who you are, his mercy, his gift to you, to be amazed by Christ in you. . Version: Mobile | Web.
Feb 21, Michelle Kidwell rated it it was amazing. In this book author and world renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic talks about becoming comfortable in his own Faith, before he could become the hands and feet for Christ. Nick didn't set out to share the Gospel with the world despite the fact he grew up in a Christian Household. In fact he tells of how his career as a a Christian role model and inspirational speaker was an unexpected blessings.
He reminds us too that we need to share what God means to us in a way that is relevant to them. Nick Vuljicic speaks to both Christian and secular audiences as a motivational speaker. We are reminded too that Christians have to be on their toes and ready to share their faith at every opportunity given. We are reminded too that it is not God who inflicts pain. We are reminded too of understanding and accepting that we are sinners. In order to accept Christ we must also acknowledge that Jesus died on the cross for you, and to repent for our sins.
And we must accept Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives.
We are reminded too that self control is important that a Christians we should not give into temptation and if we do we must repent. In this book we are encouraged too, to dream big. We are reminded too of the importance of mentors in our walk with Christ. We are encouraged too to be Christian role models to others. We are reminded too that we as Christians are many parts of the same body. I give Be the Hands and Feet five out of five stars!
Feb 21, Gay Idle rated it really liked it. If you are looking for a book that will inspire you to press into your calling to "plant seeds of faith with love and respect", Be the Hands and Feet is a book you will want to read. The focus of this book is to help Christ followers to share their faith and bring others to Christ.
In the introduction, he sets out the premise of this particular book in these words: We need to cast our lines because there is an ocean of people out there who need the redem If you are looking for a book that will inspire you to press into your calling to "plant seeds of faith with love and respect", Be the Hands and Feet is a book you will want to read. We need to cast our lines because there is an ocean of people out there who need the redemptive power of God's love.
Finish Well In each of these sections Nick shares stories from his life and those of others whom he has come into contact with that will inspire you to reach out to others to share your faith, to inspire others to be the best they can be, and bring hope to a world that needs God's grace and love. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was that I felt that in spite of the structure given with the sections within the books there was a lack of flow in certain sections.
I was feeling that I needed to push through a bit to get the best parts. Help me to remember that I cannot measure your love for me by the blessings I have. Help me to remember that Your love for me does not change, is always consistent and is always focused on my best interests. Simply enter your email address to subscribe to my blog and receive weekly treasures from my heart. However, even the best of us suspect favoritism: However, from my own study of scripture, I have come to understand that blessing comes: Because we are the children of God whom He loves.
Psalm Some blessing comes as a result of obedience to the law. Michelle du Toit lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is married to Adrian, with two children. She is passionate about God and influencing people. She shares her own personal treasures from the bible for encouragement to others. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Toggle Sliding Bar Area. I am so thrilled it is now available to so many through this site. I believe in you. Some young mom or single girl needs you.