• How Did I Get Here?

  • Finding Your Way Back to God When Everything Is Pulling You Away
  • By: Christine Caine
  • Narrated by: Christine Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (296 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your best days are ahead of you, not behind you. It may not always seem like it, look like it, or feel like it - but it’s true.

Bible teacher, best-selling author, and activist Christine Caine wants to see you step into a life that is greater than you could ever hope, think, or imagine - even when things are hard.

In How Did I Get Here?, Christine invites us to press on - past our fears, past our mistakes, past our insecurities, past our comfort zones, past whatever is holding us back - to reach for more of Jesus.

With refreshing candor, How Did I Get Here? will help you:

  •   Discover 9 habits that can keep you anchored in our rapidly changing world
  • Build the strength and confidence to go after your purpose, even in the face of setbacks
  • Develop the faith to keep following Jesus, even when you can’t see exactly where He is taking you
  • Learn how to trust God even through seasons of doubt and uncertainty
  •  Break through disappointment and move forward with a fresh hope for the future
  • Find a renewed passion to keep going when everything in you wants to give up 

We have all faced struggles and times of uncertainty, moments which draw us closer to God. Christine empowers readers to actively seek God through the most difficult of situations, trusting He is able to make a way, even when it seems heavy and like there is no hope.

©2021 Christine Caine (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Christine’s BEST book yet!

Wow…I have read all of Christine’s books and while they are all so good - this one just speaks to our world right now in such a critical and positive way. It’s for people that just want to give up (especially give up on the Church and all her flaws). It’s for those who have journeyed down the road of deconstructing their faith. It’s for anyone and everyone that is hanging on to a thread of hope that things just don’t have to be this way - and that surely God must be bigger, able, and willing to help is turn it around. If you need a shot of faith and a good dose of simple, Biblical TRUTH - get this book and devour it. It will help you find your bearings and get back to solid ground.

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Are you drifting?

This book is perfect for the season and state of affairs that we are in today. It’ll also become a timeless classic.
With that being said whether you’re new to the faith or a believer who is struggling and trying to make sense of the personal season you’re in this book is for you.
Through her vulnerability Christine Cain makes connections and makes things relatable. Bringing a unique perspective with a just enough challenge to stir up your heart and point you towards the ultimate prize that is Jesus. Cannot recommend this book enough.

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So Timely

This is one of the most timely reads! Life happens to us all, and I know very few who can say it's a smooth, easy ride. If life has jolted you, Christine Caine is talking to YOU. How Did I Get Here is a compassionate, compelling invitation to take an honest assessment of how we may have found ourselves exhausted, fearful, disappointed, numb, etc. when we thought we were serving the God who promises peace, joy, and abundant life. While reading, I was often brought to tears because FINALLY someone was addressing the issues I always thought must be "just me" and should be kept secret. It was like having an older friend or sister say, "I know you. You're not alone. You're still okay. You can get through this." I can't recommend How Did I Get Here enough. Women, men, older, younger, any stage of life, individuals, families, friends, small groups, etc. This book is for everyone.

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I will be listening every year!

Well done Christine! I took so many notes! I'm looking forward to the next time I listen! im sure I will find new things to jot down! Christine's energy is contagious and you can really hear her passion! I also loved the stories that helped bring home her point!

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having honesty with yourself

this book is eye opening to having honesty with yourself and your actions and your intentions.

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Truly Loved it

Truly Loved it and was very Helpful and Look up to Christine Caine very much and would Love to Bear Hug her

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on-time encouragement to keep pushing forward.

how did I get here. I've been saying that to myself. a year ago this part of my journey with God would have been unfathomable, but God in all his magnificence has never left me nor forgotten about me. God is so faithful and worthy of all praise, glory and honor

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Grab on to that Anchor and set it!

What a Wonderful book, especially as we get back to living after the global Covid19 nightmare. Christine Caine I s an inspiration to all and listening to her story and encouraging word was incredibly enlightening and hope reigniting! Thank you

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The journey continues...

Exactly what I needed coming out of the hardest season of my life. Worn out, my love for God hadn't waned...but my grip certainly had. After asking God to help me find my passion for the journey again (knowing it could only be found in Him), He led me to this audiobook. Each time I listened I gained more encouragement that I wasn't alone. He has daily been strengthening me for the next leg of the race.

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a good reminder

this book is a good reminder of biblical truth on how to stay close to Jesus. like Christine said, tin order to drift, the only thing you have to do is nothing.

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  • 01-25-22

Heartfelt, clearly structured, down-to-earth

Well-Read, meets you where you are at, but doesn't leave you there!
After going through a tough season of burnout and genuinely questioning if the pain, disappointment, exhaustion, fear.... is all worth going through again and again... this book met me at the right time. I've been an on-fire christian for just over 30 years now, despite only being in my thirties. It took me a couple of months to listen to the book, as burnout is quite a journey!
Feel like going back to chapters again and again after completing it this week.
I love how Christine picks you up where you're at. Life is hard and painful and it takes courage to face it head-on and continue to be all in. Christine lovingly and helpfully walks you through the process of getting back to a place of healthily being able to say: I'm gonna show up in life! All of me!
Best read this year.

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  • 10-21-21

Amazing!

Super helpful book reminding me that it’s okay to find the Christian life hard! Drifting is normal but we must keep pressing and not ring the bell!!!

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  • 07-21-21

Perfect

felt like I was talking with and listening to my best friend and we were discussing OUR BEST friend Jesus. COVID certainly did CC good. her BEST book yet

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  • jgsydney
  • 11-04-21

Wisdom + wit + worthwhile lessons for the journey

I'd heard snippets of the first 3 chapters read by Christine Caine on her podcast, and it spoke directly to me at that time, as I neared 40, and wondered what am I doing / what am I going to be doing in my next season of life. I felt stuck, adrift, clueless, a little flat in faith / life / creativity / all the things--everything I didn't imagine when I was 20, and facing the world as a young adult with so many choices before me. I just knew I had to get this for what I would call, simply, my "midlife crisis" (note: you don't have to be nearing 40 for this to be relevant; I have heard countless people, from 25 - 65+, say this year alone, "what am I supposed to be doing? How did I get here?")

If you've ever heard the author speak, or read any of her other works or watched her live messages, you will instantly recognise the passion, the encouragement, the spiritual wisdom, the authenticity of her voice and the nature of her way of living life woven through every sentence of this book. It's truly Christine Caine--filled with pockets of quick-witted humour, real life stories and the learning lessons to take from those, several Greek jokes and references, plus reminiscent family stories that give way to great anecdotes.

What I most appreciated was her realness (she always is, which is why I enjoy hearing from her); how she experienced that drifting away herself (literally...in a boat, and metaphorically during a season) and how it's so crazy simple for all of us to find ourselves the same way without intervention.

There's a lot to learn and mull over in these chapters. While I listened to the audiobook for time-brevity sake in this season of my life, I found myself rewinding to hear passages that just packed a punch. I even wrote a few down in my Evernote Notebook. If I was reading the book, I expect there would be highlighted passages in every chapter. They were wisdom and wake up calls in one. This one was a noteworthy bookmark:

[on burnout] "It's not generally how much you do for God that will make you burnt out. It's normally what you don't do. What you stop doing; stop paying attention to your spiritual disciplines, spending time in the Word, going to church and being in fellowship.

"The presence of God is the thing that replenishes us."

Would I recommend this? Absolutely! It's a fantastic read for a faith-based person who desires more or wants clarity of how to get on track and not feeling like their life is just slipping by them each day. And if you are not in that camp, but want to be fuelled in your passion for a deeper relationship with Jesus and Adonai God, Christine will lead you there beautifully.

Thank you Christine for this timely, well-written and actionable book. It encouraged my faith and stirred me to action.