One of my favorite movie scenes is from the 1960’s film Spartacus with Kirk Douglas. Spartacus and his men are captured and the leader of the Roman armies is demanding that they turn over Spartacus in return for their lives. Spartacus stands up and yells out “I am Spartacus” in hopes of saving his men from the tortuous death he, no doubt, knows they will face. His men will not allow this and they too begin to one by one stand and yell out “I am Spartacus!”
The Romans wind up killing them all but as I read “The Eric Trap” and its subsequent reviews, I also wanted to stand and proclaim “I am Eric Newman!” As I cracked the book, I began to journal and wrote these words:
Is this about me?
I see from the other reviews that I wasn’t alone. “The Eric Trap” has great sound principles of leadership. It presents simple leadership principles in a very unique method. It is a self-proclaimed “Leadership Fable” and I couldn’t agree more.
The book tells the story of Eric Newman, a children’s pastor who makes 5 major mistakes in life and ministry. This book is a collaboration by eight authors but blends perfectly as if written by one. Its overall style reminds me of Seven Practices for Effective Ministry.
I’ve made many of the mistakes that Eric has and I suspect you have too. I just have to ask: Where was this book when I needed all those years ago?
Make sure to pick up your copy today wherever fine books are sold.
OR You can win one of two free copies that I will be giving away over the next week.
Just leave a comment here stating
“I am Eric Newman”
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Disclaimer: I did receive three copies of this book in exchange for my review.