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Everyone makes mistakes – even in ministry. You forget to set the alarm. You’re late for a meeting. You lock your keys in the church van. Although it’s frustrating, you quickly move on. After all, no one is perfect.
But what about big, life-defining mistakes? What do you do when you don’t just mess up; you totally blow it? Is there hope? Is there help?
I Blew It! is a book that will make you both laugh and cry. Brian Dollar shares his hilarious mistakes but also his tragic failures. It is a candid look at the life of a pastor and leader who has experienced God’s grace and come to grips with his flaws.
I Blew It! provides practical steps to help you move beyond your failures, discover their root causes, rest in God’s grace, and restore wholeness. Don’t hide from your mistakes. Face them head-on, and watch God prosper you through them.
Some of the principles are about ministry philosophy, strategy and communication, but the most important ones - the lessons that will make you laugh and melt your heart - are about the deeper qualities of fear and hope, pride and humility. As you read this book, trust God to change you from the inside out.
- How To Spot a "God Idea" Vs a "Good" Idea
- When Your Greatest Strength Becomes Your Biggest Liability
- Effective Strategies for Buiding a Team that Lasts
- Avoiding Tunnel Vision in Ministry
- Cultivating a Healthy Relationship With the Lead Pastor
- Tackling Ministry "Blind Spots"
- Eliminating Fear
- Escaping the Procrastination Trap
- Dangers of Choosing Self-Reliance over God-Reliance
- The Art of Confession
- Learning to Turn The Page: Moving Past the Past
What people are saying about "I Blew It!" ...
"Reading this book brought me encouragement and even inspired me to utilize those stumbling blocks as stepping stones. You’ll be captured by Brian’s transparency, lack of formulaic responses, and future focus. You’ll want to read, grow, and share this insight with others."
Dr. Samuel Chand
CEO Sam Chand Leadership Institute
Author & Speaker
"I love it when an author doesn’t just talk about theory but shares real-life experiences. I Blew It! is a refreshing and honest look at the challenges and joys of ministry as experienced and written by Brian Dollar. His insights will help you navigate the ups and downs of leadership with wisdom and grace. If you're looking for a book that will help you overcome failure and become a better leader, this book is the perfect choice."
Assemblies of God
"I Blew It! is a powerful book that reminds us of the importance of humility and learning from our mistakes. Brian Dollar’s insights into overcoming failure are applicable to all areas of life, and his book is a must-read for anyone seeking to grow as a leader."
United States Senator (2003-2015)
State of Arkansas
"In I Blew It! Brian Dollar skillfully communicates how making mistakes doesn't have to be the end of the road. Through very personal stories, Brian doesn’t only demonstrate how to overcome mistakes and setbacks but also offers practical advice on how to keep going. His vulnerability and authenticity speak volumes. His humor makes me laugh over and over again. This book is a great reminder that failure is an opportunity to learn, grow, and ultimately succeed."
Martijn van Tilborgh
Author & Speaker
"Brian Dollar is a next-level leader who I have had the privilege of knowing personally for several decades. As you will see in the pages of this book, he’s learned a lot because he’s messed up a lot . . . and now he passes those lessons on to us. I Blew It! is a must-read for anyone who has ever dealt with failure in ministry. It is a great reminder that failure is not the end, but rather an opportunity to learn, grow, and ultimately succeed."
Author of Identity: The Search that Leads to Significance and True Success