When We Get It Wrong: Peter, Christ and Our Path Through Failure
“… not only enables serious Christians to think about discipleship in a biblically faithful way, but focuses wonderful attention on Jesus Christ himself. This will start us off on the right foot, and contribute to a lifetime of discovering what it means to confess Jesus as Lord.”See All
D. A. Carson
Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
“Here Christ himself is at the centre and grace is the first item on the agenda. ‘When We Get it Wrong’ helps us grasp why the gentleness and ruthless commitment of Christ’s love belong together. Just the book we need to strip bare the soul and recalibrate our Christian lives.”See All
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Associate Preacher, St. Peter's Free Church, Dundee
“If you have ever acted without thinking, ever blown it big time, if you are a person with a record of failure, you will identify with the big fisherman of Galilee. Dominic Smart writes with typical clarity, compassion and good humour of the downs and ups of the patron saint of failure.”See All
Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“I felt as if I was in my favourite armchair, sitting by a blazing wood fire, listening to Dominic open the Word and share from his heart. Through these warming truths from the life of Peter, I was ministered to, encouraged and blessed. I could have ‘listened’ all night. Draw up a chair, read and enjoy, and you will know exactly what I mean.”See All
Evangelist and Author
“This book rocked me back on my heels, brought me down to my knees and set me up on my feet to love and follow Christ with fresh understanding and renewed zeal. Only read if you’re prepared to be challenged and changed.”See All
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Failure is part of life. Even (and maybe especially) as Christians, we mess up, we get it wrong, we feel like we have let God down. Peter, one of Jesus' disciples and closest friends, knew how this felt. He got it wrong, but God still used him powerfully to spread the gospel. We see how God brought Peter from failure to fruitfulness, and we can hope that he will do the same for us.
Dominic Smart was minister of Gilcomston Church in Aberdeen from 1998 to 2015. An author and conference speaker, he is married to Marjorie and they have four grown–up children.