“The “Eric Trap” takes Children’s Pastors on a dark, serious, and scary journey into the world of working in a church and balancing your priorities. Â It was eerie how much the story mirrored my own story in so many ways. Â I believe the “Eric Trap” can be a game changer for those willing to shine the light into the dark places of their own pastoral lives. Â It’s on the other side of change that the insights gained from this book pay off in a rich way!”
-Jonathan Cliff || Next Generations Ministry Pastor, Trinity Church, Lubbock, TX
I first read the rough draft of The Eric Trap in January, andÂ immediatelyÂ myÂ suspicionsÂ were peaked. Â How did they find out these things about my life? Â Have these guys been looking through my mail and talking to my church staff? Â I know Sam Luce and Kenny Conley have somehow managed to follow me around secretly and record many of my own struggles as the inspiration for this book. Â In fact, I think I should take some of the credit for its success. Â Until I have proof that all of their content isn’t blatantly stolen from my real life, I will continue to take credit.
Seriously, this book has that effect on you. Â You read and then think, “That’s me!”, then you read another section and want to yell at Eric, “Stop! Â I’ve been down this road, it won’t work!” It mimics my own struggles with balance, family, ministry, and trying to look good doing it. Â If you don’t know, “The Eric Trap” is a leadership fable. Â It includes chapters of the fictional Eric, followed up with some great leaders offering insight into the spiritual and practical implications of Eric’s decisions.
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