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About Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child

Your guide to giving your child with special needs love, roots, & wings

“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 nonprofit 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 child with special needs or unique challenges. 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.
 
“I highly recommend Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child to anyone who has questions about bringing up a special-needs son or daughter.”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center
 
“A profoundly moving, triumphant testimony to what it means to be an extraordinary parent.”
--Robin Berman, MD, author of Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits

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

"This book is not for the faint of heart. It deals honestly with Nick’s physical disabilities and the difficulties his parents faced, but it is written from a distinctively Christian perspective....If you know someone who has a child with disabilities, this book is not only well worth the read; it’s a must-read." 
The Baptist Standard

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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Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 4, 2017

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Press Release

For Immediate Release

from WaterBrook Press, a division of  Penguin Random House, LLC

CONTACT:
Brett Benson, Senior Publicist
bbenson@penguinrandomhouse.com / 719-264-5661

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

Now Available in Paperback

 
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), 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. 

 “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
 
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 has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including “Building Relationships with Gary Chapman” and the TLC special “Born without Limbs” which featured Nick and his growing family. Boris resides in Los Angeles. 

Category: Christian Living/Parenting
ISBN: 9781601428356 ● Paperback ● 224 Pages ● $15.99 U.S. / $21.99 Canada
eBook ISBN: 9781601428363 ● $12.99

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By Barbara Hitching

          Having love and respect for Nick Vujicic, when I saw a book by his father, Boris Vujicic, I was intrigued. Opening the package with the book enclosed, I smiled. The cover has an adorable photo of Nick as a child laying on a skateboard; it is a beautiful representation of Nick's courageous spirit displayed even in infancy. It was good to see Nick through the eyes of his parents.However, as I read, I was stunned. The rawness of...

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