UNASHAMED by Christine Caine is a book that I picked up as part of the launch team for the book. This is my first book by Caine and my first interaction with much of her material at all. I quickly realized that this book is a game changer.
Christine writes with a personal vulnerability and honesty that tugs at the heart strings. She opens up her life. Her past mistakes. Her past shame. Christine takes us to the moments when she felt most broken by abuse. She walks us through the journey of finding her hope in Jesus and overcoming shame.
She’s quick to distinguish between guilt and shame. Saying that “Guilt is about my do. Shame is about my who.” Guilt is the result of our actions, our mistakes, or wrongs. Shame attaches itself to us and won’t let go until we realize that our identity, our purpose, our destiny and fulfillment in life rests in Jesus Christ.
We all wrestle with shame. Even over things we’ve asked forgiveness for. When we allow shame to keep us back from experiencing the fullness of life that Jesus promises in John 10:10, we are not accepting the fullness of Christ. Jesus’ forgiveness is complete. It’s full. It’s all encompassing. We must simply trust it. We must “Drop the baggage, pick up our freedom, and fulfill our destiny.”
UNASHAMED helps readers to go there. It’s honest and practical. It holds a bright light to the darkness of shame and casts the shadows away. This book is the beginning to freedom in Christ for many. I’m excited to see the impact this message of freedom has on the world. It’s a big one.
UNASHAMED releases on May 10, 2016.
Get it. Read it. Live it.
Unashamed Product Description
Shame can take on many forms. It hides in the shadows of the most successful, confident and high-achieving woman who struggles with balancing her work and children, as well as in the heart of the broken, abused and downtrodden woman who has been told that she will never amount to anything. Shame hides in plain sight and can hold us back in ways we do not realize. But Christine Caine wants readers to know something: we can all be free.
“I know. I’ve been there,” writes Christine. “I was schooled in shame. It has been my constant companion from my very earliest memories. I see shame everywhere I look in the world, including in the church. It creeps from heart to heart, growing in shadowy places, feeding on itself so that those struggling with it are too shamed to seek help from shame itself.”
In Unashamed, Christine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame—in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women—and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life.
In her passionate and candid style, Christine leads you into God’s Word where you will see for yourself how to believe that God is bigger than your mistakes, your inadequacies, your past, and your limitations. He is not only more powerful than anything you’ve done but also stronger than anything ever done to you. You can deal with your yesterday today, so that you can move on to what God has in store for you tomorrow—a powerful purpose and destiny he wants you to fulfill.
Join the journey. Lay ahold of the power of Jesus Christ today and step into the future—his future for you—a beautiful, full, life-giving future, where you can even become a shame-lifter to others. Live unashamed!