Have you heard of any of these famous failures as reported in Mental Floss magazine? Author Jack London was rejected almost 600 times before selling his first story. In Tom Landry’s first season as a coach, the Cowboys did not have a single victory. Steven Spielberg was denied admission to film school three times. Lucille Ball, before her breakout sitcom, was in so many bad movies that she was called “The Queen of the Bs.” Theodore Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) first book was rejected by 27 publishers.

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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