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No one looked the part of a valiant leader and courageous warrior more than Israel’s first King. But Saul’s impressive facade masked a dark inner reality that would ultimately lead to a tragic downfall. In Broken Crown, Chris Bell examines the often-neglected story of King Saul, and reveals how the inner struggles that led to his broken crown and kingdom are the very issues that threaten to destroy our lives today.

Discover how to confront your own brokenness and embrace the life of wholeness and freedom found only in the One True King.

  • “A mirror for the human spirit. Broken Crown reflects the condition inside each of us living by comparison, as generation after generation chooses to put trust and hope in earthly idols and power when we have the offer of an abundant life following the simple invitation of a loving God.”
    Joby Martin
    Lead Pastor of The Church of Eleven22
    Jacksonville, FL
  • “Broken Crown is packed with both practical and biblical insights to help us avoid the quicksand in life that we often don’t see until it’s nearly too late. Chris Bell helps you gain deep truth from the story of King Saul that results in freedom to be the best version of you and realize your fullest potential. This book will help bring peace, wholeness, and strength to your soul.”
    Dan Reiland
    Executive Pastor of 12Stone Church
    Lawrenceville, GA
  • “We all want a king. It is a natural human desire to want something extraordinary that we can give our lives to and find meaning in. In his new book Broken Crown, Chris Bell uses the story of King Saul to shine a light on the destructive temptation to choose something besides God to rule our lives.”
    Carey Nieuwhof
    Founding Pastor of Connexus Church and Author of Didn’t See It Coming
  • “Chris has given the world an incredible gif in this book on leadership. He has not only been teaching these truths for years, but he lives a life of healthy leadership. I not only highly endorse the book, I highly endorse the leader who wrote it!”
    Shawn Lovejoy
    CEO of Courage to Lead
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Chris Bell is a dynamic pastor, visionary leader, and passionate teacher, with over 20 years of ministry experience. He is the lead pastor of 3Circle Church, a multi-site church along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, named one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Chris loves helping people understand and treasure the Bible, leading them to tangibly impact the world for Christ. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and coaching other pastors and leaders through the Courage to Lead network. Chris studied Theology and Communications at the University of Mobile and Luther Rice Seminary, and is honored to serve as a part of Leadership Alabama, an influential group of community leaders across the state. He and his wife, Nan, have three children: Gabe, Cooper, and Gracie, and love living in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama.

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