But when the unpredictable shakes our faith, we hide behind our defenses, trade our hope for fear, and end up living a smaller version of the grand story God wrote for us. Is it possible to not only expect the unexpected, but even embrace it?
Unexpected offers encouragement and practical steps to move from anxiety about the unpredictable to confident faith in a good God. Through compelling stories and practical strategies, this book will help you anticipate the unexpected and to live in the joyful freedom of complete trust in God.
"When unexpected circumstances shake us to the core, it's only natural to feel afraid and uncertain. But what if we could learn to trade our fear for the certainty that God’s plans are good? That’s why I’m so thankful my friend Christine wrote this perspective-changing message. I love the calm reassurances and Biblical truth Unexpected speaks to my soul."
New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“Christine Caine is an undeniably anointed voice for our times and her words ignite an uncommon clarity. Hers is a desperately needed voice for our times, our faith communities and our weary hearts. Consider these pages octane for the soul.”
New York Times best-selling author of The Broken Way & One Thousand Gifts
“There is no woman in ministry that I admire more than Christine Caine. Her ability to relate with literally anyone was birthed and cultivated through how she took the unexpected moments in her life and harnessed them into undeniable power that will deliver every reader who holds this book. With Chris’ wisdom, transparency, and anointing you will be prepped and propelled to become a force planted in the truth of who God knows you are.”
“Fear is the silent enemy that keeps us from reaching our God-given potential. Christine is a pro at helping readers defeat fear by arming them with God’s truth. You can expect to be impacted by Christine’s latest masterpiece.”
New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker, Lead Pastor of
National Community Church
“Bobbie and I have watched Christine Caine’s journey from the day she received Christ at Hillsong Church in the early 1990’s, to the life she and her family lead today. We have seen her unswerving approach to navigating life’s various unexpected events, and how she has remained full of faith and passion, even in the wake of difficulty. I am confident that Unexpected will strengthen and encourage readers everywhere.”
Pastor of Hillsong Church
“Christine Caine is one of the most important Christian voices today. In her insightful and powerful new book, Unexpected, Christine brilliantly guides the reader on a journey through questions, doubts and trials toward a solid and unyielding faith. If you have ever found yourself asking God, “why?” grab this book and open your heart to discover truth that will give you hope.”
Pastor of Life.Church, New York Times best-selling author of Hope in the Dark–Believing
God is Good When Life is Not
“We all have a little ‘control freak’ in us. In Unexpected, Christine masterfully helps reader give the reigns over to God, unleashing their potential by helping them embrace the unexpected. If you fear change in the slightest, you need this book.”
Best-selling author, coach, and speaker
“I love the profound truths within the pages of this book. Chris shares how God can move in the unexpected moments of life in such a way that leaves you encouraged, loved and full of faith. Everyone needs to read this!"
Worship leader & songwriter
“I affectionately refer to my dear friend Christine as the “Hurry-Caine” – she’s quick and unpredictable. In Unexpected she shows us that while uncertainty may be in our future, fear doesn’t have to be our forecast."
Pastor, Elevation Church & New York Times best-selling author
"Faith-building. Perspective-shifting. Life-changing. Unexpected is a field guide to silencing the voices of fear, disappointment and insecurity that hold us back from living the full and free lives God intends for us. Shelley and I have had the privilege of watching Christine Caine weather some of life’s most significant and unwelcome interruptions, and I can confidently tell you that there are few more capable and trustworthy guides to lead you down the road to freedom and fullness, even when life doesn’t go as planned. This resource will open your heart to the Kingdom possibilities that lie inside of every interruption, and the miracles God will do when we trust His purposes in our own unexpected moments. Grab two for yourself, and 15 for your friends…this is a must-read!”
Pastor of Passion City Church and Founder of Passion Conferences
"When I first heard Christine Caine preach, she did so sitting on a motorbike in the middle of the stage. It was unexpected! Her talk was utterly brilliant. ‘Unexpected’ is Christine Caine at her very best, written often with great vulnerability. It is Biblically based, beautifully illustrated and hugely relevant to all our lives. Highly recommended!"
Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton
"Christine doesn’t simply write about conquering the fear of unexpected heartbreak and hardship, she’s a doggone gospel gladiator waving the sword of truth as she charges into scary territory!"
Best-selling author and Bible teacher