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“You may lack limbs, but don't let that define what you can or can't do.”
 
That’s the life-changing advice Boris Vujicic spoke to his son, Nick, who was born without arms or legs. With the help of his parents, Nick has become an internationally-known inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs and, most importantly, a loving and responsible husband and father himself.
 
But Nick’s journey didn’t start there. Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is the inspiring, powerfully transparent story of how two unprepared and overwhelmed parents–Boris and Dushka Vujicic–overcame their grief, fears, and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished, faith-filled, and perfectly imperfect son. 
 
Through their stories, Boris offers practical advice and encouragement for all parents facing a “new normal” when raising a special needs or unique child. With tenderness, he addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges, and offers insights on how to equip a child for happiness and success in life. 
 
Your Guide to Giving Your Child with Special Needs  LOVE, ROOTS, & WINGS
 
A Special…Rewarding Journey
 
Told from the perspective of a humble father, who at times questioned God and his own worthiness, this book addresses the unique challenges of raising a special needs child. 
 
Facing a mountain of doubts and debt, the Vujicics feared their son would never be able to get out of bed, let alone receive an education, support himself, or have a family of his own. And they questioned how a loving Father in heaven could have allowed this to happen.
 
Yet once they gave up their narrow expectations for the perfect child, their imperfect son taught them that there are no limits to what a determined, faith-filled, and unstoppable individual can accomplish with the help of supportive parents and a caring God.
 
Boris candidly addresses this family’s journey as Nick becomes aware of–and overcomes–the extent of his disabilities, as well as bullying, despair, and suicidal impulses. Other challenges included the stress a child with a disability put on their marriage and not neglecting the needs of their other children. 
 
Overflowing with inspiration and practical advice, Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child helps every parent understand that they can find the strength to give a child what is needed, despite the challenges faced.  And the results include the rewards of a satisfying and joyful spiritual life.

Praise

“Everyone knows that Nick Vujicic is a remarkable man of great courage, passion, and grace. But most people do not know the person who invested the most in shaping Nick’s character. In this wonderful book, you will discover a father’s loving heart for the son he did not quite expect—and you will learn that there is much more to successfully raising a child with a disability than you’d ever imagine. I highly recommend Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child to anyone who has questions about bringing up a special-needs son or daughter. Actually, its powerful and very personal message will bless any parents who long to show the unbiased love of Christ within their family. Read it and be blessed!”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“This book is a profoundly moving, triumphant testimony to what it means to be an extraordinary parent. Embracing who your child is, coupled with unconditional love, high expectations, and faith all open the door to unlimited possibilities. Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is a deeply inspirational, heart-wrenching, and heartwarming journey that shines a bright light on exemplary parenting.”
Robin Berman, MD, author of Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits

About Boris Vujicic

Boris Vujicic is Chief Systems and Financial Officer for Attitide is Altitude, Inc., the organization established by his son, best-selling author Nick Vujicic. Born in Yugoslavia, Boris immigrated with his family to Australia. He and his wife, Dushka, have started two churches and helped in the missions and ministry of several more churches in other countries. Boris and his family reside in Los Angeles.

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224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 19, 2016

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“You may lack limbs, but don't let that define what you can or can't do.” Click here to download Chapter 1 of Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child  

That’s the life-changing advice Boris Vujicic spoke to his son, Nick, who was born without arms or legs. With the help of his parents, Nick has become an internationally-known inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs and, most importantly, a loving and responsible husband and father himself.

But Nick’s journey didn’t start there. Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is the inspiring, powerfully transparent story of how two unprepared and overwhelmed parents–Boris and Dushka Vujicic–overcame their grief, fears, and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished, faith-filled, and perfectly imperfect son.

Through their stories, Boris offers practical advice and encouragement for all parents facing a “new normal” when raising a special needs or unique child. With transparency and tenderness, he addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges, as well as offering insight on how to equip a child for happiness and success in life.

Your Guide to What Special Needs Kids Need Most: Love, Roots, and Wings

A Special…Rewarding Journey

Told from the perspective of a humble father, who at times questioned God and his own worthiness, this book addresses the unique challenges of raising a special needs child.

Facing a mountain of doubts and debt, the Vujicics feared their son would never be able to get out of bed, let alone receive an education, support himself, or have a family of his own. And they questioned how a loving Father in heaven could have allowed this to happen.

Yet once they gave up their narrow expectations for the perfect child, their imperfect son taught them that there are no limits to what a determined, faith-filled, and unstoppable individual can accomplish with the help of supportive parents and a caring God.

Boris candidly addresses this family’s journey as Nick becomes aware of–and overcomes–the extent of his disabilities, as well as bullying, despair, and suicidal impulses. Other challenges included the stress a child with a disability put on their marriage and the need to not neglect the needs of their other children.

Overflowing with inspiration and practical advice, Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child helps everyone understand that they can find the strength to give a child what is needed, despite the challenges faced.  And the results include the rewards of a satisfying and joyful spiritual life.

 

 

   

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The Remarkable and Inspiring Story of How Nick Vujicic—Born without Limbs—Was Given Love, Roots and Wings

 
An Essential Guide for Parents of Special Needs Children
 
 “I highly recommend Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child to anyone who has questions about bringing up a special-needs son or daughter. Its powerful and very personal message will bless any parent who longs to show the unbiased love of Christ within their family.”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
 
In 1982, Boris Vujicic and his wife Dushka gave birth to a son born unexpectedly without any limbs. As they grappled with the shock of their son Nick’s disability, they learned quickly how to care for and encourage a child with significant challenges. As Vujicic says, “Gradually our focus shifted away from what Nick could not do to what he could do.”
 
In Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child: Facing the Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope (WaterBrook, April 19, 2016), Vujicic shares the struggles he and Dushka had throughout their journey of raising Nick. Their powerful and inspirational story of overcoming grief, fears and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished and faith-filled son will give parents of children with special needs much hope and encouragement.
 
Nick became the first special needs child integrated into the mainstream educational system in Australia and in 1991 was awarded Junior Citizen of the Year for ‘courage beyond his years.’ He was also nominated for the Young Australian of the Year award for outstanding achievement. He’s become an internationally-known inspirational speaker and New York Times bestselling author who inspires millions to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.
 
In the book, Vujicic addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges inherent when raising a child with special needs. He tenderly provides practical advice and guidance for parents, including:
 
· Helping them grieve without guilt upon learning of their child’s disability.
· Moving towards acceptance and adjusting expectations without losing heart or hope despite the additional stress and costs involved.
· Navigating the medical maze and become their child’s chief medical advocate.
· Choosing the best methods for their child’s education and dealing with the inevitable challenges that come with any system.
· Making sure that all siblings of children with special needs also receive the love and attention they need.
· Keeping their marriage strong in the midst of great stress.
· Preparing their child for adulthood.
 
Nick credits his parents’ encouragement for helping him to rise above the depression and bullying he encountered. They often told him, “You can either be angry for what you don’t have or thankful for what you do have.”  
 
An essential resource for parents with special needs children, Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child will inspire and encourage all those who feel overwhelmed and underequipped in life.
 
About the Author:
Boris Vujicic is chief systems and financial officer for Attitude is Altitude Inc., the organization established by his son, New York Times bestselling author Nick Vujicic. Born in Yugoslavia, Boris immigrated with his family to Australia. He has and his wife Dushka, have started two churches and helped in the missions and ministry of several more churches in other countries. He appeared in the TLC special “Born without Limbs” which featured Nick and his growing family. Boris resides in Los Angeles. 

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By Susan Irwin

This is a moving book, written by the father of Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs.  Imagine the devastation when theVijicics' learned that their baby would never lead a normal life.  Would he even be able to do any of the things new parents so look forward to their child doing?  Through their faith in God, combined with a great deal of courage and strength, the family tells a compelling story of the many challenges they...

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By Randi Schmid

If you're unfamiliar with Nick Vujicic, then please check out his website, Life Without Limbs, before proceeding. Nick Vujicic was born without limbs - no arms, no legs, and two feet (one bigger, one smaller). His father, Boris Vujicic wrote "Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Parent" to inspire and encourage parents raising special needs children. When his wife gave birth to Nick, they were unprepared to raise a child without limbs. However,...

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By Shondra Hoover

Having worked with children & adults with disabilities of all types for nearly twenty years as well as raising my own child born with disabilities, I was intrigued by the cover of this book at first sight! As I opened to the front index, I was impressed by the clearly defined outline of chapters and was interested in the fact that it was written from a parents perspective. The Author (& Father), Boris Vujicic takes the reader through his...

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By Rhyan Wong

Have you ever wondered about children with disabilities and how their parents raised them to be independent adults?Have you heard of Nick Vujicic and thought how his childhood was like or how his parents raised him to be such a God-fearing man and above all, how was he raised so that he can marry a wonderful woman of God?"You may lack limbs, but don't let that define what you can or can't do."That's the life-changing advice Boris Vujicic...

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By Leeann Staples

Nick Vujicic, the man without arms or legs, has become pretty well-known as a motivational speaker. This is a book written by his dad about parenting a special needs child. The books begins with their shock of delivering a baby without limbs and trying to decide if they should keep him or give him up to someone more qualified and able to raise him. Boris Vujicic speaks candidly of the joys and challenges of raising a child with so...

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