Don't Look Back
Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward with Passion and Purpose
by Christine Caine
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Pub Date 09 May 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2023
Nelson Books, Thomas Nelson
Moving on is not a one-time decision. It's a way of living.
There are times in life when we look back and feel desperate to make time stand still, particularly when we get blindsided by unexpected changes. But we can't stop the flow of life, and we can't stop time. What's more, looking back doesn't enable us to go back. More often than not, it just makes us stuck. In a place. In a space. In a memory. In a mindset. In a habit.
In Luke 17:32, Jesus drops three little words: "Remember Lot's wife." We don’t know her name, history, or story. All we know is that when she was fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah, she was told not to look back, and she did the one thing she was asked not to do. She looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. And out of the 170 women referred to in the Scriptures, she's the only one Jesus told us to remember.
With a rallying cry to "Remember Lot's wife," Bible teacher, international speaker, activist, and bestselling author Christine Caine motivates us to stop looking back, to get unstuck and to keep moving forward into God's promises and purpose for our lives.
We may not know all God's plans for us. We may not know where we are going, how long it will take us, or what we will encounter along the way, but with the strategies Christine Caine gives, we can move on from where we are to where God wants us to be.
In this new book, Christine will motivate you to
- stop looking back and start looking to Jesus;
- invite Jesus in to help you get unstuck from the many places we often find ourselves;
- move on from where you are into all God's plans, purposes, and promises for your life; and
- look forward to the future and keep moving toward it in faith--especially when your world is nothing like it once was.
Jesus is beckoning us onward into the newness of what lies ahead. Stop disqualifying yourself by getting stuck in the past. It's time to remember Lot's wife and not look back but move forward boldly.
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Don't Look Back by Christine Caine
Christine has done it again. What a beautifully inspiring book. Christine reminds us to stop looking back and move forward with Gods plan for our lives. "Remember Lots wife." Luke 17:32 - out of all the women referenced in scripture, she's the only one who God tell us to remember. How powerful is that?! We don't know her story, but we do know that when she was fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah, she was told not to look back, and she did the one thing she was asked not to do. She looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. Christine has an incredible way of pointing us to God and His plan for us, all while tying in scripture truths. I will be recommending this book to everyone!
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I am so thankful that I was given the chance to read this book as an early release. I had heard about Christine Caine---I have even heard her speak a time or two, but I had never had the chance to read one of her books.
I had no idea the day I downloaded her book, my world would change.
Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."
This means those my world may change, my God does not.
Here are some powerful gems I learned from this book---I'm not just a candidate for God's love. No, I am the OBJECT of God's love.
I need to cultivate a SPIRITUAL growth mindset.
And, even though I have just been devastated by a swift and devastating loss, I do not want to get stuck thinking my best days are behind me and not ahead of me. God has so much to do show, so many ways to love me, and so many things to reveal to me even still.
I just finished caring for my mother on hospice, and losing her extremely quickly. One Tuesday she was fine and here. Two Tuesdays later, she was gone. But, this book showed me I don't have to keep looking back (yet it is okay to grieve.) But, rather, when you do hard things, (like preach the gospel message loud and clear at your momma's funeral) you can do other hard things, like continue to share the gospel day to day.
My heart hurts. My body hurts. And, as I am in my own fight with cancer cells, I'm not done. I will not be finished until I'm finished. And God gets that say. I will keep moving forward each day. A little step forward is still moving forward.
*My favorite parts of this book were strategies for moving forward and foes to spiritual growth. Both very impactful.