No Arms, No Legs, No Worries follows motivational speaker, evangelist and self confessed ‘hug machine’ Nick Vujicic as he aims to positively empower children, young adults and parents.
Nick Vujicic knows how hard growing up can be. Being born with no limbs and with no medical explanation, he has experienced extreme lows and highs in his life.
This DVD shows three presentations that focus on peer pressure, bullying, and self esteem – one to high school students, one to primary school students, and another to parents.
Each presentation is quite similar but adapted to suit the age group.
It is clear that Nick thrives in the high school arena. In the presentation given to high school students he was able to entertain them (at the same time perhaps quelling some stereotypes and thoughts about people with disabilities) and hit them with the important message of love and acceptance.
The power in what Nick is saying comes from his passion for saying it, his passion for wanting to be a positive voice in people’s lives and his faith. He does not push the faith aspect. He says that he found comfort and strength in Jesus, but says others will find it wherever they find it.
He states who he is clearly, but does not force his beliefs on other people.
I recommend this DVD for schools, youth groups, work places and parenting groups.
While each seminar is quite long, it is also entertaining and it would be possible to have a great discussion after watching.
Overall, No Arms, No Legs, No Worries is a well presented, well shot DVD that will hopefully encourage people to be the change they want to see in their community.
Mardi Lumsden is associate editor of Journey