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How to be (Un)Successful

How to be (Un)Successful is a book exploring how Jesus’ life and teachings invite us to discover a success that truly satisfies our souls.

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How to Be (Un)Successful explores humanity’s elusive search for the wrong sort of success, and how Jesus’ life and teachings are the perfect antidote. Success is attainable – not in what we have but in how we live. This book looks at how Jesus invites us to experience a success that truly satisfies our souls.

Over six chapters, Pete Portal explores different facets of Biblical success, unpacking the countercultural ways we can build God’s Kingdom here in our own lives.


About Pete Portal

Pete Portal is a writer and a speaker originally from London, but he has lived in Cape Town since 2009. He helps lead Tree of Life, a church in Manenberg running ministries among the vulnerable and marginalised.

Pete and his wife Sarah do life with young men coming out of gangsterism and drug addiction and, along with a team of friends, disciple these young men into faith, freedom and wholeness.

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The book is accompanied by a video series, How to Be Unsuccessful, designed to be a companion resource to help small groups to explore the themes of the book.

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