“A great book that challenges you to get off the couch and walk across the room or street and live the life that God wants you to live. Whether it is tackling social injustices of the world or reaching out to your neighbor. Warning: you will be challenged in this book.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Some parts were really good and engaging. I skimmed over other parts when it got kind of wordy. I guess I like the illustrations involving the A21 campaign the most. I wanted to hear more anecdotes of how God is and was working in this organization. This happened more towards the end and I really found that part engaging.”k_stin wrote this review Tuesday, July 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great book that challenges you to get off the couch and walk across the room or street and live the life that God wants you to live. Whether it is tackling social injustices of the world or reaching out to your neighbor. Warning: you will be challenged in this book.”Dave wrote this review Saturday, May 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“…those who follow Christ have the light. We know his love. We have hope. We can bring the news of his grace, of change.
Do you love me?Jesus asks.
Undaunted, we can answer yes – and prepare to serve him without fear.
I love the cover of gorgeous mountainous view with one little person climbing – daunting just? What interest me, of course, was that in the beginning of the year, I was um-ah-ing about leading a youth bible study group. After being challenged (by another book), I decided that yes, I love God and I want to give him (& others) my time & service, so I took the plunge. I am happy with this decision as I feel that this is right, it’s what God had called me to do, at this point in time, but I still remember those months of continuously trying to pull back. I still feel slightly intimated with leading a study (even though I do have a co-leader but I think this is what is more intimidating).
He does not ask us to cross the street because we actually have the capacity in and of ourselves to rescue hurting people. He asks because he does.
He does not ask, Are you capable? He asks, Are you willing?
Undaunted really did speak to me. I was very happy chewing on the empowering points Christine Caine put forward in encouraging her readers to take that step forward. The book was divided into 4 parts to tackle those majority points which stopped us from answering God’s call to serve and concluded with a Challenge. Christine uses a lot of her personal experience as examples and I truly admire as a godly woman. I want to think like her! That will take a lot of discipline but I am inspired.
Throughout this book, I have tried to make the point, in as many ways as I can and as clearly as I can, that God has set before each of us an exciting and world-changing mission. And that he wants to work in us, to equip and empower and qualify us, so that he can work through us. For some of us, either the mission he calls us to or the prospect of turning our lives over to him so that he can prepare us is daunting. But to live truly undaunted, to ask others to have faith, you must summon your own faith in God. You follow a God who is moved by your prayers, and your tears, just as you would be moved by the words and tears of your own child. And when God is moved, you look up and over whatever giant is standing in your way, because God will move him.
After all, God can move mountains. Why would he hesitate to remove a mere giant?
The only issue I had with this book was that Christine Caine appears to be alluding (a number of times) of a particular personal issue which she had to overcome. Whilst she shared quite a bit about herself and some personal issues, one particular one wasn’t mentioned. I don’t know whether I’m just reading too much between the lines but it bothers me – if you are going to allude to it in your writing, then you’d have to be prepared to share about it. If not, then don’t even hint about it.
Thank you to Zondervan & NetGalley for the opportunity to view and review.”