When I first began seeing Roger tweet about the book he was writing, he was billing it as "The Kidz Blitz Story." That is a major understatement! While this book does chronicle the story of how the Kidmin phenomenon KIDZ BLITZ got started, it is so much more than that!
"Jumping The Track" is Roger's story. It's the story of a man who refused to follow the mold set by others in ministry. It's the story of a man's struggle with his own overwhelmingly shy personality to become a mesmerizing stage host and people-person. It's the story of a man who broke through tradition into a dynamic faith experience. It's all that and much more!
Roger is a gifted storyteller. After reading the book, I feel like I was right there with him, Tammie, Terra, Shannon, Mica, and Morgan for the whole journey. I literally laughed out loud as Roger shared some of his early ministry mistakes. I was truly challenged as I read about his leaps of faith to start Kidz Blitz.
"Jumping The Track" refers to being willing to abruptly change directions in life at the Lord's command. Rather than follow a pre-set strategy and list of long-term goals, Roger suggests that each of us should "hold on loosely" to the trajectory of our lives and be open to the voice of God. He may call each of us to "Jump The Track." If so, will we be so tightly clinging to our long-term goals and human vision that we miss out on His plan?
I encourage each of you to purchase this book. It will challenge you to think differently about life, ministry, and faith - in a good way!