Archives For Failure

 

Driving into the Light from Deep Darkness

A Review of

Night Driving:
Notes from a Prodigal Soul

Chad Bird

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2017

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Reviewed by James Dekker

 

In Night Driving , former pastor and seminary teacher Chad Bird has given us a short, intense book, one that is hard to put down. All told, this is a confessional memoir, but in that telling Bird regularly shifts genres like the gears on the Mack Truck he drove for some years after his affair and divorce.

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Today is the release date for Brené Brown’s new book…

 

Rising Strong:
The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution

Hardback: Spiegel and Grau, 2015
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Here are three crucial excerpts from the book:

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#1 – The Rules of Engagement for Rising Strong:

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Educating, Maturing and Preparing

A Feature Review of

Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure
J.R. Briggs

Paperback: IVP Books, 2014
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Reviewed by Micheal Hickerson
 
Earlier this summer, my wife and I visited about ten unfamiliar churches around Cincinnati. For every healthy community we encountered, there was another that was slowly dying, with a small group of survivors still meeting in a mostly empty sanctuary. At several, we were among their few visitors all year. One church, itself in the midst of a long pastor search, had recently merged with another that had been forced to sell its building, producing the strange scene of a pastor without a church attending a church without a pastor. Even flourishing churches bore scars of recent wounds, such as the wealthy and well-attended church whose lobby featured protraits of every pastor since the 1920s. Every pastor, that is, except for the most recently departed.
 
Fail grew out of Briggs’s own failures and his subsequent launch of the Epic Fail conferences, a series of intimate gatherings around the country unlike any church conference I’ve ever attended.

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