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What does God think of us when

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we fail? Steven Roy argues that Scripture holds a view of success and failure that seriously challenges our normal reactions
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personal

failure. In fact, in the Bible we find a promise of renewal that goes beyond what we can ask or imagine. "Bringing together deep pastoral and theological wisdom, Roy exposes t/ie destructive power

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FROM THE PREFACE 'This book is a very personal one. experiences of failure. This book is intended to be an encouragement not only to my fellow Christ followers. It is also an invitation of hope to those who might be considering a relationship with Jesus Chnst. To all, I invite you into the adventure of following Christ. His grace and truth will make all tbe difference when you experience failure." ALSO AVAILABLE

It arose out of significant struggles with issues of success and failure in my prior ministry as a pastor. My experiences as a pastor and a professor have shown me that these
issues are not Ul1lgue to me or to

those in vocational ministry. To one extent or another, everyone of us has to face failure. So how shou ld we gauge success and failure in our

Iives?What constitutes success?
Who sets the standards and who evaluates how well or how poorly we have met them? And what do we do when we faa? "Note that I said 'when we fail.' Not

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FROM THE PREFACE "You may ask, 'There's so much out nowadays with the ambiguous label missionai, so why even use the term)' In spite of its changmg nuances, we continue to employ missionai in the same way many contmue
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When Jesus said, 'My food ...

do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work' (John 4:34), he made a direct connection between his spiritual life in the Father and his m1SSIonfor the Father. ... "The theological substance and structure spirituality for what we callmissional is rooted in Mark 12:28-

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