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Rob Litzinger is the lead pastor of Church for Life in Santa Maria, California. He serves as a sworn member of the city government, is chaplain of a multi-million dollar medical device manufacturer, and has shared his message of the simplicity of the gospel with audiences around the globe. As a 3rd generation pastor's kid, he is the author of PK: The Tragedy and Triumph of Growing Up as a Pastor's Kid, taking his readers on a journey through his personal struggles from being a PK to the destiny he lives in today. Rob and Cindy pastor together and have a mix of adopted, foster, and natural children—currently five girls and a boy.
on Feb. 29, 2012 :
This book is a gift. Not just for pastor's kids, but also for anyone else who has been in the ministry. I have never seen everything I felt, in addition to everything my parents are still teaching, typed up in a package with questions that make you think, what are you going to do with this? How are you going to respond to this? Thank you for sharing your heart.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on Dec. 17, 2011 :
I was moved to read this book about growing up in the church and overcoming the horrid way his own father, a pastor, was treated by the people he selflessly served. Rob's took me through his story of perseverance in well-paced, easy to read chapters. In the middle of the narrative, he interrupts his own tale with a heart-wrenching event told as it unfolded which left me both feeling his pain and gaining a new level of respect for him as a leader. He finishes the book off with a recipe for overcoming the pain we all seem to bear from the tragedies in our own childhoods. I highly recommend this book whether you relate to Rob as a Pastor's Kid or just as someone who has to navigate through the dysfunction of his past to what he terms the "destiny" of his present. A quick read and well worth the price!
(reviewed the day of purchase)