Saturday, May 26, 2018

Unexpected by Christine Caine

This is the first book I've read by Caine and it certainly will not be the last. What an encouraging woman.

Caine concentrates on the unexpected in this book. We've had the unexpected, the surprise, the disappointment, the betrayal, the hurt. Maybe we swear we will never be vulnerable again. But Caine says we can't do that if we want to follow God's plan for us. “We cannot shrink back in fear and go forward in faith at the same time.” (11)

Caine writes that she doesn't have five steps or seven keys to success. She just shares the process God walked her through, the same process she has seen God take others through too. (167) She shares stories from her own life and the lives of others. They are amazing stories of faith in the midst of adversity.

She encourages us with the lessons she has learned from her experiences. They include the necessity of faith and patience. She challenges us to learn to walk with confidence as we face the unexpected. We will be a witness to others and cultivate an intimate relationship with God in the process.

I highly recommend this book. It contains great encouragement to trust God with our pain and develop intimacy with Him. We can step out into the unexpected and unknown with unshakable confidence in God.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Christine Caine is an Australian-born, Greek-blooded lover of Jesus, activist, author and international speaker. Her primary passion is to make Jesus' last command her first priority. Together with her husband, Nick, she founded the anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign. They also founded Propel Women, an organization designed to celebrate every woman's passion, purpose and potential. Some of her other books include Undaunted and Unstoppable. She and her husband live in southern California with their two daughters. You can find out more at

Zondervan, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Icon Media. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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