Failure is inevitable. But society places pressure on us to succeed. Many books have been written about how to be successful. “Failing Intelligently” written by Caris Grimes is a book about how to face and learn from failure. Using examples from the Bible, as well as research from organisations, education, entrepreneurs and healthcare settings, she looks at what it means to fail well rather than fail badly. She argues that failures are universal and affect us all, and therefore we need to learn to fail intelligently.