Author Christine Caine’s life is filled with daunting circumstances, from child abuse to being lost for days in a rainforest without food or shelter. Her inspirational memoir, Undaunted, alternates one unnerving personal anecdote after another with a Bible lesson based on that anecdote. Turns out that Caine is a preacher. But I could have told you that without reading her bio.
The author and her husband are the founders of the A21 Campaign which provides legal and emotional help to women and child victims of sex trafficking around the globe. This ministry is not the focal point of the book, but it does serve as an anchor for the first and last chapters and an example of Christlike ministry in the face of spiritual darkness – which is really the point of the book. The reader is urged to take risks for the cause of Christ, finding His strength in times when human strength is insufficient. “Every dawn is a reminder that we have a new day, another chance to make the difference” (p. 194). If what you lack is inspiration, you will find plenty in the words of this diminutive motivational speaker.
The publisher sent me two copies of Undaunted, and I’ll be giving them both away to people who leave a comment on this post. Tell me your own story of God’s intervention in difficult times, times when you might have been daunted by hardship but saw the Lord’s faithfulness through it. The deadline for posting your comment will be midnight, July 21st. I will pick two responses on Monday, July 22 and mail the book to the writers. (One of you gets a new copy, one of you gets a slightly used copy!) Make sure I have a way of contacting you – and check back over the next ten days to read others’ stories.