Monday, August 12, 2013

Epic Fail: A Book Review

About The Book:

The Bible records stories of men and women who were both heroes and zeroes. We can learn from both. Welcome to a journey through the wisdom and life lessons offered in the stories of the Bible's greatest failures!
Why would our loving God choose to forever record the stories of men and women whose lives collapsed in sin and shame? Why share biographies of people like Jezebel and Judas, whose lives didn't have happy endings? Perhaps the Lord recognized that their stories could powerfully inform and shape us. Their loss can become our gain. EPIC FAIL: GAINING WISDOM FROM FAILURES OF BIBLICAL PROPORTION is God's invitation to learn and grow from the great collapses of the Bible.

While all of us will experience the pain and shame of failure, sometimes we have to fail in order to succeed. As any successful scientist, entrepreneur, parent, or coach can attest, the road to success is paved with setbacks. Every stumble is a chance to reevaluate, learn, reinvent, adapt, and mature. Each setback is an opportunity to make course corrections. This book shows that though we are human and we are destined to fail, with God's help and an openness to learn we can resolve to fail forward.

About The Author:

GORDON DABBS currently pastors a large congregation in Dallas, Texas. He holds a PhD in philosophy, advanced degrees in theology and ethics, and has ten years of experience as a church planter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he hosted a weekly television program.

My Review:

When I read some of my favorite stories I am often so encouraged and inspired as I see people like Moses, David and Paul (Saul) be used, in spite of the mistakes they made. Recently, I had the opportunity to read Epic Fail, by Gordon Dabbs, who looks at this exact theme.

Dobbs studies 11 people from the Bible, examines their fails and shows us how we can learn from these mistakes as we walk with God today! Looking to the mistakes of others and learning from them is a human thing to do and the author reminds us that we are to learn from one another!

You will be encouraged, challenged and inspired as you read this quick read book, with humor and personal stories throughout, all being supported strongly with scripture.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Epic Fail online through Leafwood Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Leafwood Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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