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Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure Kindle Edition
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I think Briggs is on to something. The life of the Christian is a constant oscillation between cross and resurrection. For pastors, that back-and-forth is more fraught than for others. People cast their stuff on us, whether they hate us or worship us as heroes. We see the stories in the Bible and expect miracles, and when they don't come we settle. We end up drawing on whatever charisma we may have instead of on what we know to be true about Jesus. . . . Briggs is right to notice that the moniker loser is the most crushing epithet our clever culture has yet devised. But it's not what God wants. God wants faithfulness. There is an irony in a book on failure becoming the next 'it' book on the Christian publishing scene, just as there is to a conference called Epic Fail being marketed with QR codes. But it smells a lot more like Jesus than most of what's on offer out there.--Jason Byassee, The Christian Century, October 15, 2014 --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00HUCPU74
- Publisher : IVP Books (21 May 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 1305 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 209 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 859,802 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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His own experiences and some amazing quotations from Eugene Peterson are salves to the wounded pastor's heart. Getting back to humbly walking with God and pointing others toward God is such a contrast to the marketing/business approach toward church. A refreshing and helpful read.
This book causes us to focus on the positive benefits of recovering well from failure and resting in the hope that comes from leaving the failure behind and resting in God's grace for the future.
You will not be sorry you picked up this book and my sense is you will be purchasing more copies to give to those in your life that can benefit from its uplifting message of redemption and restoration.