May 3, 2010

Book Review: Plan B by Pete Wilson

Filed under: Book Reviews — Neil @ 6:00 am

Plan B by Pete Wilson, pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, is written to help us understand “what to do when God doesn’t show up the way you thought He would.”  It is written to primarily a Christian audience to help us understand/interpret life when things don’t go according to our plan or even what we think is God’s plan.  Pete uses many personal stories from his life & from those in his church to communicate.

The personal stories that are woven throughout the book made it very appealing to me.   He typically used the stories to open & close each chapter.   At times I’d catch myself wanting to skip ahead to find out what happened.

One of the strongest parts of the book is in chapter 13, Transformation Through Tragedy.  He writes that we are often too selfish in how we think that life has been unfair to us.  Rather it may just be that God is trying to shape us more into who He wants us to be.  What we view as a “plan B” may actually be God’s “plan A” for our lives.

Plan B would be a great gift to someone who has gone through a tragedy or an unwanted/unexpected life change.  It’s written from the heart of a pastor to a group of people that he identifies w/ & clearly cares deeply for.

My 1 negative for Plan B is the lengthy retelling of Scripture passages.   I appreciate the Scriptural support for his views, but the complete retelling of the book of Ruth was a bit much.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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