This Is Why I Wrote “Scattered Sheep”: Falling Doesn’t Have to End In Failure

Scattered Sheep is written for those who know about the ditch of denial; those who know how it feels to be entangled in the thorns of confusion, discouragement or anger. This book is written for someone who has fallen. And here is the most wonderful truth you could ever imagine: Falling doesn’t have to end in failure.

Through this look at the life of Peter, I hope that we will find an ally who will encourage us to win the war for our heart, our marriage, our family and our ministry. So comrades, let’s take up our arms as we read. Let’s use the arsenal that is at our disposal to keep from falling. We’ve got the undying love of the Father, the resurrection power of the Son and the gifts and fruit of the potent Holy Spirit. We’ve got the precious Living Word of God, the angelic realm, the fellowship of the Bride which is the dynamic Church of Jesus Christ. We have unlimited resources that can keep us from falling.

But for those prone to wander, this book reveals a secret weapon that causes all of hell to shudder in anguish: Complete restoration through grace. Even when we fall, our faith does not have to fail.

Failure is simply this: An unwillingness to be restored.

As you read this book, I am praying that you will hear Christ speak about what He sees deep inside of you. I hope that you will encounter His passion to gather you in His arms and hold you close to His heart. Don’t let the enemy win. . .

And please, when you have been restored, strengthen your brothers and sisters.

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About Rich Stevenson

Rich is the Executive Director of The Malachi Network (, a ministry focused on making the name of the LORD great among the nations. This network serves young leaders in missions and church planting. Prior to his present ministry, Rich pastored in Southern New Jersey, planted a church in Wilmore, KY, established a network of churches, served as an adjunct professor at Asbury College and was a senior leader at The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO as well as The International House of Prayer in Atlanta, GA. Rich is the author of two books: Secrets of the Spiritual Life—10 Lessons from the One Thing Passages (Baker Books, 2003) A Voice from Home—The Words You Long to Hear from Your Father (WaterBrook Press, 2005) He graduated from Asbury College in 1984 with a BA degree in Philosophy of Religion and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2010, Rich received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Biblical Seminary in Yangon, Myanmar. Rich has been married to Tania since 1982 and they have been blessed by amazing children: Zachary and his wife Meghan, Jacob and his wife Lena, Jessica and Corrie Emma.
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