Saturday, April 9, 2011

Funny, Humbling and Encouraging

 I sat down to read this book thinking it was an autobiography about a guy with no arms and legs. Imagine my surprise as I realized the truly handicapped person living with crippling fears and limitations was me. Recently, a few extra postpartum pounds sent me into a tailspin of self-loathing and shame. Yes, I was feeling fat. SO trite, but my self-absorption and sadness were debilitating me--I couldn't even look at people in the face at times!

Nick's humility and joy smacked me lovingly in the face and shook me back to reality: If he can live the joy of the Lord in spite of his human limitations, I surely can rise to face the dawn of a day with laughter bubbling in my soul that God has given me a life to live for His purposes.

With a doubt, my favorite bits of this book are Nick's stories. He has an unending supply of hilarious stunts and pranks like posing in the storefront window as an armless underwear mannequin--scaring unsuspecting window shoppers out of their, well, pants!

Despite his small stature, Nick is larger than life, and his words will teach and admonish fellow "broken" human beings to grasp hold of a life lived for God's glory.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of this book for review.

1 comment:

  1. He came to the hospital I worked at in Texas and spoke to the kids and staff!