Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 3 of The Eric Trap Blog Tour continued

Well today Evan Doyle jump out and gave us the first video review you can see it here.

Then Henry Zonio gave us the big surpize review of the day here just a few of Henry's comments...

I was immediately taken off guard by the story of Eric. A gifted children’s pastor with a strong sense of calling to full-time church ministry, Eric finds himself in the same predicament I’ve heard echoed in my life and the lives of countless other children’s ministry leaders I’ve met over the past 15 years. What unfolds over the 146 pages of the book is a brutally honest unveiling of the struggles, thoughts, crises and confrontations that we’ve all had in one form or another as children’s ministry leaders–most of which we hope no one is privy to. Interspersed throughout Eric’s story is the insight, encouragement and advice from children’s ministry leaders who are in the midst of struggling through the same issues Eric is struggling through. None of the stuff in this book is new, but it is presented in a way that gets beyond the pretense that any of us (including the authors) have it all figured out and challenges us to…
Go beyond reading inspirational words and stories, and measure your life and ministry against the traps many in ministry fall into as did Eric.

Each section of the book ends with some practical and soul-searching questions to help the reader to internalize and examine the issues brought up in the book. The Eric Trap doesn’t just expose the leadership pitfalls we are victim to and need to avoid or climb out of. The Eric Trap challenges you to take practical steps to becoming a better, more balanced leader.
While Eric isn’t a real person, his journey is very real and reflects that of every children’s minister I’ve known… including my own. I highly recommend The Eric Trap… not just for those leading children’s ministries but for leaders to take their teams through. What better way to open up those honest conversations that need to happen for all of us to not just become better leaders but better people. Read the whole review here.

Tomorrow will bring 3 more reviews two from infusers Sara Richards one of my originals and a fellow coach, and Chris Sykes- Chris just finished his 2nd session in February and one from Wayne Stocks, a bi-vocational Kidmin leader that I highly admire. It will be a fun day.

So go check them out for yourself. I'll be tweeting when I find out they have been posted.

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