DYING TO SUCEED is not just another compilation of quick fix gimmicks, how-to postulations, or meaningless antidotes. It is a journal of things I learned in ministry over a twenty year period. It serves as a commentary on my empirical understanding and application of the Lord's will for me as a pastor and church planter. To a degree, DYING TO SUCCEED is autobiographical because it chronicles my search as a young disciple of Christ for meaning, spiritual fulfillment, and success.By examining Scripture (along with my personal experiences), I hope and pray that this book will help you to better understand the potential God has for you as you seek to be successful in His service. Throughout its pages, DYING TO SUCCEED reiterates the message that there are no shortcuts to success. Only those who are willing to completely sacrifice all for Christ are those who will succeed.Also, my prayer is that as you read this book you better appreciate the privilege of being a servant for Christ. I pray that you will learn how to better serve Him free from the frustration and anxiety of trying to keep pace with the unrealistic and meaningless standards set by others. And, I pray that you will learn to enjoy your walk with Him more while preparing yourself for the unique rewards ministry offers.Gary O'Neal Grier, Sr. is a pastor, church planter, and host of a weekly television ministry in southeastern Pennsylvania. He is married with four children and three grandchildren. He is a post-graduate student working towards his Ph.D. in Theology and Christian Apologetics at Trinity Theological Seminary. He has earned a Master's degree in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary and a Bachelor's of Science degree from Philadelphia Biblical University.