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  • Failure: the Back Door to Success

Failure: the Back Door to Success

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Find the good in your failure.

Failure is a fact of life, one we'd rather forget. Fortunately it has a silver lining. Failure, the Back Door to Success shows us how God uses even our sins, shortcomings, and weaknesses in His perfect plan. It will inspire you to:

  • Learn from the past without being controlled by it
  • Embrace your limitations
  • Accept yourself as God accepts you
  • Be more gracious toward others
  • Redefine your idea of success

Easy to follow, illustrated with engaging stories, and deeply encouraging, Failure, the Back Door to Success speaks straight to the heart. It will make you feel free to try and unafraid of failing, knowing that God is the one at work in you, and that he's not finished yet. And that's the first step toward success, every time.

“This book is sorely needed in our overanalyzed, under-motivated, and guilt-ridden Christian society. It can be a life changer to anyone tired of the old one-step-forward-and-two-steps-backward routine.” — Howard G. Hendricks

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1330-7
Publish Date: January 2016
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback


  • This is a solid, biblically grounded, and devotionally valuable book!

    Posted By: scottburns84 on 9/12/2016

    I just got done reading Failure: The Back Door to Success by Erwin W. Luther and I can see why there have been over 100,000 copies sold!

    In this day and age where people idolise success and quick-fixes to problems, it great to read people wrestling with the theology of mess or failure. Luther writes his book from the conviction that "failure of some kind is common to us all... Successful people are those who apply God's remedy for failure" (14). For people like me who lived riddled with perfectionism masking a tremendous fear of failure, books like that are so important!

    Lutzer's writing is biblically grounded, concise, logical, and takes some complex themes and presents them simply. He states his case humbly, while providing adequate challenge and practical steps toward godliness. He anticipates the reader's push-back well, for example, qualifying his theology of failure, "It is not necessary to fail before we succeed, but God often uses our failures to make us more sensitive to our need of Him" (53), drawing attention to the value of these painful seasons.

    This is a solid, biblically grounded, and devotionally valuable book! I look forward to reading more from Lutzer!!

  • Failure Review

    Posted By: mazzou on 7/14/2016

    Recently, I have discovered Erwin Lutzer's books and am grateful for his Biblically-sound words of wisdom. I have greatly enjoyed reading a few of his books and look forward to reading more. I finds his writing humble yet powerful, and relevant to a variety of ages and levels of understanding. As with the other books by this author that I have completed, Failure: the back door to success was clear and well-organized while being deep and meaningful. I was excited about this particular title because I need a better idea of failure. I tend to become quite disappointed with myself and don't often know how to turn my failures into something good character-wise. I was blessed to read this book. Every chapter was interesting and helpful and I found it very easy to read this book. At the same time, as with Erwin Lutzer's other books, I hope to go back and slowly read the book, properly meditating on each chapter. I recommend this book to a variety of readers!