So I was offered the opportunity to read a book and review it written by some wonderful people in Children’s Ministry. The book is called The Eric Trap: 5 things every leader has to get right.
It’s a great read and a book that I am blessed to have. The book takes you thru the story of a fake #kidmin pastor named Eric Newman. Eric has all kinds of issues that he has gotten himself into, from fighting with volunteers, misaligned priorities, and lack of self awareness. It’s a challenging read for a young person in ministry.
I’ve got a son on the way named Cannon and I want him to have the father that he needs. I want my wife to have the husband that she needs and I want my ministry to have the pastor that it needs. Because of these things, the issues talked about in this book are a shot right to my heart. It’s one thing to desire these things, it’s a whole nother ballgame to align your actions with these desires.
This book is a challenge to all people, but I think it applies most to young people to get 5 things right every time in your ministry role. You can either learn from your own mistakes or the mistakes of others.
Such a great book and a easy read. I wonder if Eric truly is fake though, maybe Sam and Kenny talked Jim into telling some best of stories and put them into the book. Or maybe Eric is Sam or Kenny or maybe even Jonathan Cliff.
One thing is for sure. I’ve been challenged not only by the book, but by my wife after talking about the things contained in it. Pray for me as I try to apply some of the principles contained in it’s pages.
I’ll be giving away two copies of the book. I’m giving one away to someone in my ministry. A winner will be picked at random using the widget below a week from today. You have a week to enter.
This book is important for you as a leader. It’s important for you as a member of any organization church related or not. It’s important for you as a follower of Christ.
Here’s how to enter:
[I received a copy of this book to review and some copies to give away.]