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Fail

Fail

Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure

by J.R. Briggs

"If you are a minister, a former pastor, a fallen pastor or a struggling believer, Fail will encourage, strengthen, and instruct you in the freedom offered at the cross."

—Ed Stetzer, author, Subversive Kingdom

Fail: About the Book and Author

Fail: About the Book and Author

Pastor and founder of the Epic Fail Pastors Conference J.R. Briggs explores the landscape of failure, how it devastates us and how it transforms us.

Fail: Read an Excerpt

Fail: Read an Excerpt

The most important element of a success-faithfulness metric is whether our stories are synchronizing with God's story—and how they fit into the stories of others.

Praise for Fail

Praise for Fail

"Briggs's solution to a failure of nerve—the nerve of failure—deserves wide reading." —Read what Leonard Sweet and others are saying about Fail.

Pastors, Burnout and Failure: Peter Enns Talks with J.R. Briggs

Pastors, Burnout and Failure: Peter Enns Talks with J.R. Briggs

"If pastors aren't willing to deal with their own failure and brokenness appropriately, it wreaks havoc on families, friends and entire churches." -- J.R. Briggs

Author Blog

Author Blog

Visit J.R. Brigg's blog—and learn more about his ministries—here.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Failing as a Pastor

Failing as a Pastor

Scot McKnight

This is a good book, and I know of no pastors or elders or deacons who don’t need to understand what this book is about.

Failure: A Beautiful Gift

Failure: A Beautiful Gift

Michelle Van Loon

This book's content should be a part of the formation conversation at seminaries and Bible schools, where men and women are prepping for ministry success, often without much serious talk about the role their own ambitions play in their vision for service.

Is Our Pastoral System Broken?

Is Our Pastoral System Broken?

Adrian Warnock

J.R. Briggs joined me for a live webchat to discuss: Is our Pastoral system broken, and what if anything should we do about it?"

Not Just for Pastors

Not Just for Pastors

Amber M. Stamper

Though Briggs’s primary audience is certainly the burnt-out pastors of the world, I benefitted from reading this book as well, and I would encourage other lay Christians to do the same.

Faith and Failure

Faith and Failure

Bruce Epperly

Briggs doesn’t provide a “how to” or “cookie cutter” spirituality book for everyone; he simply invites us to begin with by being “honest to God” and honest with ourselves.

Embracing Failure

Embracing Failure

Christopher Smith

Part of slowing down as churches is accepting the reality that we will fail and that a better course of action than trying to avoid failure at all costs is to learn to forgive and be forgiven and to pick ourselves up after failure.

On Pastoral Failure: Adrian Warnock Interviews Author/Pastor J.R. Briggs

Fail Book Trailer

J.R. Briggs, author of Fail from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo.

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