Ever heard of Group Magazine? Sure you have! It’s THE youth ministry industry magazine. So if you know about the mag, you’ve chatted with Rick Lawrence or at least you’ve heard his voice over the rustle of pages.
Rick has a new book, Shrewd, which came out today. You and I need to read it. Why? Because its written by Rick.
Still not enough? I will tell you what I know. I’ve known Rick for 20 years. At first I was intimidated by him; after all he was the editor of my fave magazine. A magazine that felt like a life saver to me and in his workshops, I’d get all tongue-tied around him.
Then little by little I got to know him. I discovered that he was as down to earth and real as I’d hoped he’d be. He could even have his “less than cool youth dude” moments. I liked that.
When I first got a glimpse into his God-heart was at breakfast one morning in the Fairfield Inn in Loveland. He probably doesn’t remember the convo…but I do. I learned how much he loves God and wants to lift him up.
Rick is really identified by who he is within God and not by his job. I have seen it exemplified over and over. He is on my list of the top ten people I would turn to for spiritual shrewdness.
That’s why you should read his new book.