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Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,952 ratings  ·  180 reviews
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 Chris ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Zondervan (first published May 3rd 2016)
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Joey Shannon
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
My wife is a huge fan of Christine Caine and through her I have come to love Caine's wisdom and work. I picked up my wife's advanced reading copy of this book and I loved it. Yes it is geared towards women but men there is a message in their for us as well. I believe for men reading this book it can aid us in better serving the women God has placed in our lives. Caine's writing here has given me much to think about and digest with the topic of shame and not only how I have let past shames affect ...more
Ann
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
She has such a tragic story, but she has allowed God to heal her and do wonderful things with her life.
Aubrey Hansen
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Everyone struggles with shame, whether they realize it or not. That's actually one of the main reasons I would recommend this book to all women--and everyone, really. Caine helps identify the symptoms of shame, and you may very well find that issues in your personal and spiritual life can be tied back to long-hidden shame. You may also find you've been shackled in ways you didn't realize. This book gets to the source of the problem instead of just sticking on a band-aid. I highly recommend it as ...more
Heather King
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The first time I heard Christine Caine speak, I was stunned by this powerhouse of a preacher, and her voice in her new book, Unashamed, is just as powerful as ever. This book tells her very personal journey of overcoming the prison of shame that could have held her back both in relationships and ministry.

When most people talk about overcoming shame, they focus on the shame of what we've done and maybe a little on shame of what's been done to us. Christine Caine's story goes even beyond that. She
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Kalena
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christian Living/NF. This is the first book I have read by this author. After first seeing Chris Caine at Pink Impact, I was very impressed. Her honesty and passion for Christ and helping women are obvious in this book. Any women who has dealt with shame should be encouraged to check this book out. From her Biblical references to personal stories, I enjoyed her delivery and look forward to reading more by her. Highly recommend.
Lisa
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really appreciated this book and would recommend it to any Christian woman struggling with shame. Christine Caine shares her own story of how she felt shame not only because of childhood sexual abuse, but also because of prejudice against her Greek background, strict gender roles within her family, and other life situations. She specifically explores what shame is, how it affects us, and how God wants to set us free from it.

One of the parts of the book that resonated with me the most was the c
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Jennifer Pickwell
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for everyone. It is written with a clear voice and purpose. If you have been hiding under a rock somewhere, Christine Caine is the founder of A21. The A21 campaign is an organization that rescues people from human trafficking. This book is her story, and the story of many others who were told they were not the right color, ethnicity, or sex to accomplish what God created them to do.

I had the privilege to see Christine Caine in person this past May, the week Unashamed hi
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Elizabeth (Liz)
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book touched so many tender spots in my soul, I had to often stop have a good cry and get back to it the next day. I am so thankful for Christine's willingness to be raw and vulnerable.
After a succession of books from the scientific how emotions affect the literal shape of our brains"Emotional Intelligence" to the emotional researcher's Brene Brown study on Shame "The gifts of imperfection" to this book, tackling the spiritual and emotional ramifications of shame: "Unashamed" I don't belie
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Carrie Daws
While fear seemed to loom larger in my field of vision than shame, I've come to recognize shame's sneaky presence. Many years ago, God began the process in me to heal me from its limiting damage. As Christine Caine says in this book, this isn't a quick fix. It's painful and time-consuming but worth it.

God didn't make us for imprisonment behind walls of fear and shame. We aren't powerless to do anything, and we don't have to be hopeless about the future. Jesus came and purchased our freedom, but
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Abbi
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I purchased Unashamed after hearing Christine Caine speak at Elevation Church's Code Orange Revival this year. I bought the book just to read her story about moving past the shame of her broken past. Unlike the other Christian books that I've read, I had no intention of trying to learn anything from her story but I guess God had other plans because halfway through the book I began underlining some of the statements she made.

Unashamed is a really, really good book and Christine is a really, real
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Olivia
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I thought there couldn't be a better book in this series! Christine Caine has managed to write a book that not only challenges women to drop baggage that might be holding them back but also invites, encourages and challenges women to step into their God given destiny, beyond anything they could have ever imagined. It really gave me insight and helped me look beyond my current challenges to trust God with my future. Loved this book. It's a keeper.
Karen Hardin
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a nice mixture of her personal stories of overcoming and insights she has learned through her journey of overcoming shame to fulfill destiny. I think everyone has baggage they have picked up somewhere along the way in life that holds us back in some way or another. Sometimes we don't even realize that there are things hanging on. Unashamed does a great job of having the reader look inside to remove any residual effects of the past to move ahead into the future. Well worth the read.
Lisa Gail
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After the Bible, this book has encouraged and inspired me like no other. Her experiences in the Greek culture are similar to many of my experiences growing up female in Appalachia. One needs a reminder that we too are created in the image of God, are his beloved daughters and should never allow anyone to make us feel "less than" and hold us back from being all we were created to be.
Lexine
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book by Christine Caine was not a breath of fresh air but also a life changing read! For those of you who are struggling with shame and guilt I highly recommend this book. Christine Caine writes in such a way that it captivates the reader. When I opened the book I had a hard time putting it down.
Amanda
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I like this one, but it wasn't my favorite. Like my recent review of Uninvited exposed holes in rejection, this book exposed holes of shame in my life. But I felt like it was filled with a lot of things directed at people who have suffered abuse (specifically sexual abuse). It's sweetly written and will impact many sufferers for sure.
Maggie
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Some things to think about. Who we become and our drive to be a better person begins at home but ultimately we, through prayer, make it happen. Word to parents- do your best to avoid shaming your children. Remember, the child is good; the action may be bad and need correcting. Big distinction.
Mayra
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars :)
Nicole
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
It made me think about all the shame I live with everyday.
Kelly Polin
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unashamed by Christine Caine was a great book from start to finish. I initially began this book because it was recommended by a friend and not because I felt as though I dealt with shame as a stronghold over my life. As I read through the book, though, it became evident that shame was part of my story although not a major part. Shame had somehow found its way into a few smaller, less prominent parts of my life and I didn't really realize it. This book helped me put a name to some emotions that I ...more
Michele Morin
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shame-filled to Shame-free


Christine unwrapped her sandwich, completely unaware of the scornful expressions on the faces of her Kindergarten classmates. “Mmmmm . . . feta cheese and olive,” she thought, taking that first delectable bite.

“What’s that stinky stuff you’re eating,” wailed one boy, wrinkling his nose in disgust. “She’s eating Greek cheese!” someone announced. “No wonder Greeks stink!”

Surrounded by scowling faces, Christine Caine was being schooled in shame, and even though her six-yea
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Chastity Ray
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unashamed by Christine Caine helps us take a hard look at how shame hinders our lives. We've all experienced shame in some form or other. Whether it's being bullied on the playground or being told we aren't pretty enough, smart enough, or just enough. The lasting effects of shame can cripple you and cause you to hurt others. Christine opens up about her struggles with shame and in the process teaches us how to change our inner dialogue to match what Christ says about us.

I was super excited to be
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Joann
Jun 10, 2016 added it
Fiery, feisty, and faith-filled. Christine Caine is a voice who God is using to transform this world through a deep transformation of our hearts. Whether teaching live or speaking through the words of her books, this beautiful Greek lady has the ability to dig deep to unearth the goodness within all of us.

Her newest book "Unashamed" could also be known as deactivating the greatest lie the enemy tries to use to distract us. If we are all honest, shame has visited all of us at some point and for m
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Naomi
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, faith
"Unashamed" is the newest, powerful book by author and speaker Christine Caine. Drawing on her own personal experience, the stories of others, and weaving Scripture throughout, Caine shares candidly about the effects of shame and the journey to overcome it. "Unashamed" helps the reader to identify areas of poisonous shame, toxic thoughts that hold us captive and distort our perspective about ourselves and about God. She shares about the consequences of allowing shame to remain hidden and continu ...more
Sarah
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Have you heard of 'Unashamed' the recently released title by Christine Caine? I've heard Christine Caine speak many many years ago. Her testimony is powerful and simply inspiring. Caine is an Australian activist, evangelist and international speaker. She and her husband Nick are best known for founding The A21 Campaign in 2008, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that combats human trafficking, as well as Equip & Empower Ministries, which seeks to aid the development and growth of Ch ...more
Rochelle
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Mimi Gonzalez
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I listened to this on audio and it was awesome!!
Mel
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shame. It is a powerful and all-encompassing feeling that can hold us captive and impact our lives so completely and negatively. Shame is the topic of Christine Caine’s newest book.

Christine Caine discusses very candidly about her experiences with shame and how it affected her life. She also discusses how her decision to follow God changed these shame messages. Christine Caine details how God delivered her from the feeling of shame and gave her a new, God-given vision for her life. Mrs. Caine de
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Brittine Brady
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Christine does a good job of explaining shame and relating it to the daily lives of “every day some.” Shame is a killer of our confidence and ultimately seeks to stop us from walking in the purpose the Father desires for us! I enjoyed Caine’s book and feel empowered to walk (standing tall) in my identity in Christ. #Unashamed
Meghan
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I adore Christine Caine. I love everything about her. And in this book, she offers a no-holds-barred look at what it means to drop the things from the past that consciously or subconsciously caused you shame and refuse to let those define you. She writes from a place of past hurt and intense honesty, and forces you to realize that when your worth, identity, and purpose is found in Christ, nothing in the earthly world has the power to keep you down.
Essential reading for anyone weighed down by sha
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Jacinta
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love how real and down to earth Christine is not just in her books but watching her in conferences and Q&A sessions. She opens up about her own battle with shame and how even the areas of her life she had believed had been dealt with, she had to go back and deal with them again. She makes the Bible come to life applying it to her own life. Also giving us practical ways to apply scripture to our daily lives while we struggle with shame. Everything she is tell us to do in the book she has do ...more
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Christine Caine is an Australian born, Greek blooded, lover of Jesus, activist, author and international speaker. She and her husband, Nick, founded the global anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign. They also founded Propel Women, an organization designed to activate women to fulfill their God-given passion, purpose, and potential. Christine is the author of six books including Una ...more
“What a crafty enemy we have. Can you see it? The enemy knows that if he can cause us to hide ourselves—who God made us to be—that it also causes us to lose sight of our identity in God as his image-bearers. Then, because our view of ourselves has been diminished, we shrink from stepping into the destiny God created for us. That’s a very effective strategy.” 6 likes
“I don't need to be on guard to defend myself.” 4 likes
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