Welcome to the first stop of the blog tour for The Eric Trap! Hopefully you have started to hear some buzz about it. That is a good thing because this book is definitely buzz-worthy. In my opinion it is a game-changer in the world of kidmin books. It really is that good.
The Eric Trap is the next infuse book coming out from Jim Wideman that he wrote with Kenny Conley, Sam Luce, and their infuse group: Craig Gyergyo, Kristen Englund, Deanna Hayes, Matt McDaniel, and Sherri Epperson. It was an honor to be able to be with this group at one of their retreats as they worked together on chapters and were working to make it start coming together. Even in the middle of rough edits, it was easy to tell that God had something special in mind with this book.
This is not your typical kidmin leadership book. It does teach you five things that you have to get right, but it is written to teach through the life of Eric Newman, a children’s pastor who is a lot like you and me. Eric’s story is written so close to home that it hurts at times. The writing team did such a good job of calling out many of the thoughts, actions, and struggles that we don’t talk about out loud but exist in a leader’s life. Eric’s story is coupled with chapters explaining what Eric got wrong and how we can get it right, written by in-the-trenches kidmin people.
This book is practical, convicting, and easy to read at the same time. And it is written by people who are doing what you and I do each day and get it!
So bottom line, you should read it ASAP.
Books officially go on sale at the Orange Conference on April 25.
But you can win an advanced copy right here! Comment below about why you are excited about this book and you will be entered to win!