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Book Reviews on Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic (BOOK #1)nick-vujicic-life-without-limts
Nick Vujicic was born with no hands or feet. I had so many questions when I read his book. He is 27 years old in 2010 when this book was published. He was raised in a Christian home and has a younger brother (Aaron) and (Michelle) his sister. His goal in writing this book is to encourage others to overcome challenges and hardships so that they can “find your own purpose.” Nick over came so many obstacles with his (disability) which make us think and realize that to discover who we are meant to be and what we can share of our gifts to benefit others by his true story of overcoming the odds.

Quote, “You have to stretch beyond where you are to reach where you want to be.”

Nick was born on 12/4/1982 and the nurse told his parents he had a medical condition called “Phocamelia.” Nicks mother happened to be a nurse thus understood what the term meant. His father was in shock and denial the day Nick was born. Both parents were from former Yugoslavia which is called Serbia.

What encouraged me the most is the way he wrote about all of his life experiences and challenges he had to overcome. He had to learn not to depend only on his family to do things for him. He had a desire to learn to be independent of his family as he did not want that burden on them. When I think of all of the challenges and teenage struggles I went through and thought they were a big deal, I can see now that Nick’s struggles were far more challenging to overcome. It made me look back on my life and see that I was a typical American Teenager who wished this book was out back when I was in High School.
At the age of 24, Nick attended a California church for a speaking engagement and met one other newborn baby that day who was just like he was; born without limbs. That said, Nick is a public speaker, a Christian, and travels around the world to help others understand that we are all God`s Creation. This is what led Nick to realize his life passion to public speaking and helping others was his Life Mission given by God.

He finally met one other person “just like him” and he realized, “when I was growing up I had no one who shared my situation who could help guide me, but now (Daniel) has someone. I can help him. My parents can help his parents. He does not have to go through what I went through, Perhaps I can spare him some of the pain that I had to endure.” PAGE: 24.
The genre for this book is very inspirational, guiding, spiritual, and very thought provoking.

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic © 2012 written by Jackie Paulson (BOOK #2)51Ubtv02+8L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

This is the second book Nick has published. I want to thank Blogging for books for a free copy for my review. Vujicic is pronounced Voo~yi~chich). His disability did not stop him from enjoying adventures, fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. His goal is to share with you the unstoppable power of faith in action that has helped him create his own good life.
Nick wrote this book as he was so inspired by people who asked him for advice and guidance in dealing with challenges in their own lives. The chapters cover topics that were asked of him the most and include:
* Personal crises
* Relationship issues
* Career and job challenges
* Health and disability concerns
* Self destructive thoughts, emotions and addictions
* Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance
* Dealing with matters beyond our control
* How to reach out and serve others
* Finding balance in body, mind, heart and spirit

Nicks desire is to help you and inspire you to overcome whatever challenges you face.
I love the photos from years ago until now in the middle of the book too. What a personal touch!
© 2014 written by Jackie Paulson All Rights Reserved

The war on drugs book review by Christine Shuck

The War on Drugs

This is a very realistic real story about drugs. The couple (Mr. and Mrs. Shuck) decided to grow pot in their basement and eventually after making a profit none the less, got busted! I say Hooray! The author wanted to share the story with the world in hopes to help others not make the same mistakes concerning selling illegal drugs. In the end they go to jail and the costs far out weight what they made in profits. Christine Shuck lets the reader know that she takes responsibility for her and her husband’s part in the matter, and that gives her the credibility. I wish this was a book all high schools were required to read because it shows the reality of how serious it is to sell pot. It also goes to court and the ins and outs of the judicial system which all teenagers need to hear and learn about. I am in the field of security thus my opinion of this book could stand to be very negative whereas the other reviews might not be. I am an advocate of a drug free world! With that said, it seems that the reviews are many for the War on Drugs and everyone should read other reviews on Amazon if they think they want to read this book. © 2014 Jackie Paulson

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Shannon’s Law by Emma Calin

Do you like romantic novels?Shannons Law



I am not a regular reader of steamy, hot romantic novels to say the least. This is a series of books that after reading just one, I’d love to read all of them! If you are not into erotica type novels than this one is not one for your reading genre list. I only spent one day divulged into this wonderful read and now I am addicted to what the author offers to its readers. She has humor, wit, and romance, women leading role, detective, cop, crime, mystery, investigation and so much more. Talk about a book I could not put down! What I can say for sure is this book is for mature audiences only and it is not for individuals under the age of eighteen. Shannon and Spencer are great characters whom are at the opposite ends of life. She is a cop and he is a very wealthy man. What shocked me was the fast romance despite Shannon being new to the town as a police officer. I enjoyed Shannon and Spencer’s relationship as it develops. What caught my eye most was that Spencer has a teenage boy who was in a boarding school until his mother died suddenly and then Spencer decides to keep his boy close at home. I have attending boarding school as a female, and the decision to keep him home was not something I would of done as a parent. Teens are very easily influenced and it would have been better if Ben stayed away because the story uses Ben as a bad character when Ben is innocent. But you need to read it to find out why. If I have to say one bad thing it would be that I did not like the British humor. © 2014 by Jackie Paulson All Rights Reserved

Water’s Edge by Jane Riddell

Water’s Edge by Jane Riddell

Waters Edge book Review

Waters Edge book Review

Have you ever been to a “family reunion?”  I remember my last one and the planning to get to the location, each sister driving along with their spouses, getting to the hotel, finally arriving at the site, the weather, the games, the visiting of those whom did show up, the wonderful food and ice cream, learning the family history or memories by elder relatives.  With that said, Jane Riddell brings together her family to the family hotel in Switzerland.  Magdalena is the Mother and main character whom wants to retire and announce to her family of four (Annie, Vienne, Portia and Lawrence) that she wants to give the 40 year old lakeside hotel to one of them and marry her friend Karl.  What is amazing is that she loses her husband and wants to remarry so quickly as well as announce it to the children on the day of the family reunion.  The reality of all of the emotional ups and downs of relationships and family secrets fits like a glove all the readers who stop to read this book.  I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fast read and to see how the ending turns out.  As the pages turn so will your emotions and the “I have been there and done that scenario.”  Hit Like and feel free to comment below.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson

Kate’s Journey by Kate Adamson

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Kate’s Journey Triumph over adversity by Kate Adamson

This is a book I bought and read back in 2002.  It is a true story of a women (33) who endured a stroke went from paralysis to recovery and her journey through it all and not losing her faith. I have to say that I have added this book to my favorites list and she is a true hero and miracle of God.  Yes, it’s 2014 and I realize now she has a new book in 2012 that I am definitely going to buy. I highly recommend this book for health professionals and students who want to understand what the patient with a severe neurological injury actually goes through.  Kate recovers from a stroke!  This book allowed me to appreciate those who have suffered from a stroke or other ailments and their long term recovery efforts.  This story will encourage you and give you hope in any adversity and realize faith and courage and strength will keep you going as it did for Kate’s journey to recovery.  You will love the resources in the back of the book too.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson