It’s kind of like finding the answer on how to fix your car while standing in the cereal aisle at the grocery store. Sometimes the answer we have been looking for comes from the most unexpected source at the most unexpected time.
It is those moments that so often seem to be a point of humor and sometimes bench mark in our lives. You know… the moments you look back on to remind yourself that “Someone” is looking out for you… or that when you least expect it, you better expect it. Those moments that you can say, “that is when things changed” or “that was when I figured out…”
I want to share with you an opportunity for just such a moment right now. There is a book that is available for pre-order that is just such an instrument of lesson and change.
Rabbi Erik Tokajer of Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue is just about to release his new book “OY! How Did I Get Here? 31 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Entering Ministry.” It is a profound book that is quite obviously geared to reach a specific group of people… Those seeking to be in or are currently in some kind of ministry.
HOWEVER… the tips and keys in this book are VERY applicable to nearly all of us in our current everyday lives.
We all have our own message to share and a life to balance to its fullest while we’re at it. Then couple that with the chaos that today’s world throws at us at every turn. Sometimes it seems that our own story or message is really not relevant OR worth the hassle of sharing and yet somewhere deep within is a desire to be a voice that can help someone else.
That is NOT always an easy thing to do or to balance with the daily requirements of life.
In his book Rabbi Tokajer addresses a number of those issues with a candid and humorous look at the reality of life versus the often romanticized aspect that goes along with the idea of sharing our message or… how it is termed in this case… “being in ministry”.
Rabbi Eric (as his congregation knows him) will tell you that “Humorous analogies allow people to process information with more of their brains while at the same time humor allows people to relax the guard of walls we often put up when discussing faith.”
That statement in itself is so true of any kind of faith or belief system that we are dealing with. Faith and belief on any level are core operating systems in a person’s life and we all tend to get very defensive if we are ever challenged in those areas, even if the person doing the challenging is challenging us for the express purpose of helping us.
With the years of experience that Rabbi Tokajer has as a Messianic Rabbi as well as being the publisher of the Messianic Times, founder of 5 Messianic congregations, an integral part of the Tree of Life Bible Project, and serving on numerous boards… Rabbi Tokajer is freely giving out the wisdom of experience to those willing to grasp it and apply it to their own lives as opposed to having to learn it the hard way.
This book is already gathering rave reviews from congregational leaders and everyday people alike.
“Though It’s good to learn from our own mistakes, it’s even better to learn from somebody else’s–especially if that other person is successful, despite their mistakes. Rabbi Tokajer brings to the table years of experience pioneering and guiding congregations and satellite congregations. He has learned how to acquire real estate, while keeping it real with those who frequent his estate. His no nonsense approach makes sense, and is a must read for every congregational leader who wants to grow personally and professionally.”
Dr. Jeffrey L. Seif, University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies, Kings University
And from one of Rabbi Eric’s students…
“In my many years of helping clients and patients with problems and issues, and as a leader, I have found that Rabbi Eric’s insights, compassion, and unique points of view have always offered the opportunity for people to learn grow and move forward in a truth that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.”
Chase C. Carroll, Professional Life Coach, Counselor and Author
Rabbi Tokajer is known for his compassion and heart to see a hurting world find hope, healing and joy. When asked what his favorite thing is about being a rabbi, he replied, “The thing I love most about being a rabbi would be seeing G-D touch people’s lives. I can talk for hours and hours about G-D, but seeing people’s faces when they encounter the real and living G-D personally that’s my favorite thing. It is in the same category as childbirth.”
So if you want the opportunity to avoid some of the pitfalls of life by learning from someone who has an obvious passion to help people and the track record to prove that he’s been around the block and knows what he is talking about, take advantage of the opportunity to pre-order his book at a discounted price right now. Go to www.rabbierict.com and order now!
So the question remains if you will take this opportunity to get the revelation of how to fix your car while you’re standing in the cereal aisle? Or no?
Go get the book!!! Just click HERE! And once you’ve read it, please let me know what you think. You can contact me at PensacolaExaminer@gmail.com or leave a comment here.
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