About This Book
Failure is one of those things at which all of us excel. And yet, we seldom talk about this subject of our “expertise.” Success is the celebrity attracting much attention. But Failure is the outcast living in the closet most of the time—except when he emerges from the closets of others.
Six More Chances takes another look at failure–whether personal, professional, or spiritual. The book compellingly argues that setbacks in life shouldn’t set us back. They are stepping-stones. In stepping on the stones we move upward and forward.
If, as King Solomon says, “a godly person rises again after falling seven times,” then the mathematical implication is that after we first fall, we have “six more chances” left! Building upon this concept, the book Six More Chances shows why and how to succeed through failure.
Whenever we experience a major failure, we must not despair, give up, or stay down. Our one fall is not the end of us. For God is not just a God of “second chances,” but also the God of “six more chances.” Rightly handled, the “mist of failure” will clear and the sunshine of Success will appear.
“Six More Chances reproduces briefly some of the lessons that have been learned in the fiery furnace of failure. They are meant to encourage, guide, uplift, instruct, and place hope ever before you that God is bigger than your failures, and that He can help you back on the road to Success, no matter how deeply you fall.”—Postscript
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
“Six More Chances inserts a forgotten arithmetic clause into our spiritual lives and reminds us that with God, what matters is not that we fall, but that we … get up and keep moving!’ This book is a must read for everyone who feels the sting of past and present failures and longs for a way out of the pain.”
—Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, Founder & Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries
“Dr. Pipim, in relating his own bitter experience with failure, is uniquely qualified to address the topic. He’s been on the mountaintop, in the abyss of the deepest despair, and is on his way back up toward Zion’s hill. Join him, not only as you see yourself somewhere in this remarkable book, but also as you rise to the top. Someone is waiting for us up there with open arms!”
–Jerry Stevens, Former Editor, Christian Record Services
“This excellent and thought-provoking work offers an innovative approach that speaks for itself. … Six More Chances dispenses potent medicine for those who have experienced failure and are in need of healing and restoration.”
—Dr. Edna Andrews Rose, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Department of Neurology, The University of Michigan
“This is a great book! God has blessed the author’s ability to communicate with others through written words. Dr. Pipim has taken a subject we all face often in our lives and has offered encouragement to get up and start over again. That is the gospel in terms many will be able to identify with! The greatest lesson is to keep our eyes on Jesus! Thank you for the book. I will be getting many copies to share with members here.”
—Dan Hall, Pastor, Georgia-Cumberland Conference, Georgia
“Six More Chances is a life-changing book that speaks to both the child and the adult.… It takes courage and resolute faith to write a book that takes fear out of failure—even the failure of hope, health, and life itself! This insightful yet easy-to-read work will greatly benefit both the religious and non-religious.”
—Dr. Bisi Obadofin, Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology, Lagos State University
“The author has brought out of the shadows, in his book Six More Chances, a compelling yet provocative argument for Hope and Perseverance in the trials of life. … The perspectives of the author are refreshing and inspiring and the diligent reader will find lasting treasures for the soul, but be cautious not to fail in reading with a spiritual eye.”
--Owen A. Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Superintendent, St.Lucie County Public Schools, Florida, U.S.A.
“May all who read it [Six More Chances] find release from bondage of yesterday’s sin, through God’s mighty work of healing. May those who suffer find the hope that only God can give…. May all who seek Him, in faith and obedience, find that they are washed by the blood of the Lamb, Who died to save us all from our sins.”
—Julia Chappelle-Thomas, Editorial Consultant, Missouri
“This is a must read book for those who have experienced failure, and who hasn’t? … I wish it the success similar to the author’s Patience in the Midst of Trials and Afflictions and Gordon MacDonald’s Rebuilding Your Broken World. Thank you so much again for this work. I wish it the widest circulation.”
--Wame Sausau, Pastor, General Secretary, Fiji Mission of SDAs, Suva, Fiji
“I have been down that hard road before. All of us, this side of heaven, can relate with the failure hitch on this road of life. This rare book offers invaluable insights to ‘scale up the wall’ of failure….You gotta read Six More Chances”!
--Janet Oyende, ICT Lecturer, Strathmore University
“Dr. Pipim offers Six More Chances, a product of his bitter experience, as a stepping-stone out of the dark, for all who share a similar experience. It is a must-read for everyone struggling with failure. And quite frankly, that’s all of us.”
—Paul Ogaga, Realtor; CEO Esterpal NIG Ltd.