Stand Strong – You Can Overcome Bullying by Nick Vujicic

Stand Strong

Stand Strong – Book Review

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Matthew 19:26, where Jesus reminds us “with God, all things are possible.” I love this verse because Jesus Himself reminds us that we serve a God of hope.

I think that’s why I am such a huge fan of Nick Vujicic. He is a man who – in spite of all of the odds – took hold of the fact that God had a purpose and plan for his life and never looked back.

In Nick’s latest book, Stand Strong – You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down) – Nick Vujicic – a man with no arms, no legs, an no defense – a man who calls himself “a bully’s dream” – is here with a powerful message for anyone who has ever been bullied:

No bully can define who you are.

In Stand Strong – You Can Overcome Bullying, Nick shares personal experiences, biblical principles and practical advice that will help you to bully-proof your life. He also helps us to understand the mindsets of bullies (it’s not about us – it’s about them!) and provides us with strategies for building up our bully defense system from the inside out.

Here are a few key pointers that Nick shares to help us protect ourselves against bullies:

1. Figure out who you are so that no bully can tell you differently or make you feel badly.

2. Take responsibility for our own behavior and happiness so bullies have no ultimate power over you.

3. Establish strong values that no bully can shake.

4. Create a safety zone within yourself where you can go mentally to draw strength and comfort.

5. Build strong and supportive relationships to stand up for you against bullies.

6. Learn to monitor and manage your responses to the emotions triggered by bullying.

7. Develop a spiritual foundation to help you be at peace and be strong against bullying.

8. Take the opportunity to learn from your bullying experience so that you can become stronger, wiser, more confident, more faith filled and more prepared to handle any challenges.

9. Create your bully defense strategy so you are prepared to handle bullies of all kinds.

10. Master empathy so you are aware of the needs of others and serve them whenever possible to help them overcome bullying.

Nick reminds us that bullying is a global epidemic – but we have the power to change the world!

In 2012, Nick visited a school in Hawaii to discuss bullying. A year later he received a letter from the headmaster saying that his visit had transformed the school! In the year that followed, not a single incident of bullying occurred at that school!

Stand Strong – You Can Overcome Bullying is one of those books that should be in every home and in every school. I highly recommend this book and strongly encourage you to read it – to share it with your friends and family – to discuss it with your children.

This is one of those rare books that has the power to transform lives. You never know whose life it will touch… whose life it will transform… whose life it will save.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Stand Strong by Nick Vujicic – Book Trailer

About Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is an international and New York Times best-selling author, evangelist, motivational speaker, and the director of Life Without Limbs, an organization that helps share the message of the hope in Christ to the entire globe. Nick is an inspiration worldwide with crowds and the media for his positive attitude towards overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams. A longtime resident of Australia, he now lives in southern California with his wife, Kanae, and son, Kiyoshi.

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8 Responses to “Stand Strong – You Can Overcome Bullying by Nick Vujicic”

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  1. Rhoda says:

    I love no. 1 – a lot of what we struggle with starts in the mind, so if we know who we are it doesn’t matter what someone else says about us. Fearfully and Wonderfully made, and loved by God! Thanks for sharing that review 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      You’re so welcome Rhoda – this is a fabulous book!
      In addition to the stuff Nick shares on bullying, it’s wonderful reading the portions of his testimony that show how the Word of God literally transformed his life!

  2. Savvy says:

    Wow! I need to read this book. I was bullied as a kid and currently work with a bully. This book would have been perfect for my strength challenge a couple of years ago.

  3. Oh I am a fan of Nick as well! He is amazing and this is a great topic for him to write about. I’ll keep this book in mind!

  4. Natasha in Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz
    says:

    Love this guy! He has spoken at a couple of schools I’ve taught in over the years and I truly admire him! Pinned!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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