Our friend, Cary Schmidt, who serves as a Pastor at Lancaster Baptist Church, has just been through a challenging battle with cancer. The only authorities on pain are those who have walked through it, and Cary’s experience has well qualified him to release a new book entitled Off Script: What to Do When God Rewrites Your Life. Here’s the Amazon description:
We all have a script for our lives. It resides in our minds and hearts–perhaps a good bit in our imaginations. Things are good in our script. But every now and then, God takes our lives off script. He reaches into our circumstances with events we would never choose. These unexpected adventures are often painful, uncomfortable, and scary. Off script times are pivotal, defining moments. If your world has gone awry, if your life is off script, this book will help you discover God’s heart, God’s joy, and God’s truth in the fog of an uncertain reality. If your life hasn’t gone off script, then these pages will prepare you for the moment that it does.
As I look at my own life, I can easily see the evidence of what Cary writes about – it really is the unplanned experiences, the “off script” moments that God uses in pivotal ways to point us in the direction He wants us to go.
Understand God, your life, and the people to whom you are ministering better by reading Off Script: What to Do When God Rewrites Your Life.