Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Undaunted by Christine Caine
Human sex trafficking is a hot topic in some segments of the media in our day and age. But, while many discuss this epidemic problem and how it devalues life and enslaves multitudes who are trapped in it's snare, very few are willing, unafraid and determined to do something about it. Enter Christine Caine. And, while her new book Undaunted, is not exclusively about the sex trafficking industry, it does explore what it means to obey God in the face of fear, uncertainty and giants that stand in our way from the vision He has given us to fulfill. Part of her vision is the founding of A21, an organization dedicated to rescue those who are bound in the nightmare of sex trafficking. The book tells the story of how A21 began, as well as many other of Christine's life changing encounters with the God who inspired her to live undaunted in life.
Before I give any detail about the book itself, let me begin by saying that it was a fantastic book to read, and if I had only been able to keep my eyes open (alas, I was not able), I would have probably finished it in one sitting. Christine Caine is widely sought after conference speaker who has a tremendous ability to communicate simple truths in profound ways and with memorable illustrations. This book is no exception and is filled with her own personal pains and joys, which weave a picture of the hand of God at work in the lives of those who willingly submit themselves to be touched by his hand.
The book is not a theology text, if that's what's you were expecting. nor would I necessarily classify it as a biography, though many life stories line the pages. It is more of a documentary with Biblical principles that uphold the stories Christine shares in this book. It is very easy to read and at times humorous as she openly shares her own struggles, which many of us may find all too familiar as we examine our own life experiences.
This book was given to me complimentary as a part of the book review program for bloggers at www.booksneeze.com. What can you gain from Undaunted? You can gain the encouragement to know that no matter who you are, what you've been through or what obstacles you face, God can help you to overcome anything. You can gain a perspective that nothing is impossible with God. And you can learn to follow the dream and vision God has birthed in your heart, knowing that He will do things supernaturally that only he can do when you obey Him. But, you will only gain these things if you too choose to live an undaunted life for Jesus