Everything Is Possible

Bricker, Jen. With Berk, Sheryl. Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith & Courage to Follow Your Dreams. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Written as a memoir, read like a journal, Everything Is Possible is Jen Bricker’s story of encouragement, strength, faith and life. Born without legs yet not letting that define her, Jen lives life to the fullest. Explaining that she is like a Polaroid picture that didn’t fully develop, Jen lets nothing defeat her because she always tries. With encouragement from her parents and a strong faith in God, she believes everything happens for a purpose and as a result, everything is possible. Full of personal triumphs, humor, compassion and energy, Everything Is Possible shares more than just a story…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Not only well written but so full of vitality, I enjoyed meeting Jen Bricker within the pages of this book. Though her story could have turned out so differently, her outlook, fortitude, faith and perseverance in life make everything possible despite her disability. As an inspiration to so many others, I am glad her story has been shared; I believe God has big plans for her.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Everything Is Possible from Baker Books for my honest review*

Unstoppable

Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action. Vujici, Nick. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press. 2012.

SUMMARY:
unstoppableBorn without limbs, Nick Vujicic lives out his faith with action. He understands God has a plan for all of us…just the way we are. In his life, Nick has encountered many obstacles (bullying, suicide, depression, rejection) yet lives a ridicously good life (in his own words). In this book, Nick shares his personal stories as well as others while giving encouragement, inspiration, reassurance and confidence to everyone through God’s love for us.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having heard of Nick Vujicic as an inspirational speaker, I was interested in reading his current book. Through humor and heartache, Nick shares his own struggles and triumphs in the hopes of proclaiming and helping others see their own worth as well as impact on the world. He is literally “unstoppable” when acting on his faith, having done more, shared more and conquered more than most people without limits. I found Nick to be quite an example…taking away any excuse not to put faith into action, making anyone unstoppable in the process as well.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Unstoppable from WaterBrook Press for my honest review*