From Publishers Weekly
This new young voice in evangelical Christian circles, a pastor and church planter in Nashville, finds a distinctive way to weave Bible stories with his own and other life stories. People develop Plan B, Wilson argues, when life does not deliver what someone wants. It also entails a firm belief that God is there both
in the failure of Plan A and in the redemption that comes in Plan B. Wilson draws on other Christian writers and thinkers as well as the Bible; the foundation for Plan B comes from such Bible texts as John 16:33, in which Jesus says, 'In this life you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.' Wilson cautions that taking only one part of this teaching—either the trouble part or the overcoming part—leads to bad theology. Good theology comes from holding these two together in tension, balancing disappointment and suffering with faith in a loving God. While the teaching is sound, the way he delivers it needs tweaking; Wilson's writing lacks the kind of humility that draws the reader in. (May)
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“What do you do when you wake upwith shattered dreams and unmet expectations? Pete Wilson’s book, Plan B, offers honest encouragement andspiritual insights when life doesn’t go as planned.” —Craig Groeschel, senior pastor,LifeChurch.tv, and author of The Christian Atheist
“If your life is going according to plan, if your pain level is low andyour ease meter is high, you probably don’t need this book. But for the rest ofus, I am glad it’s around.” —John Ortberg, pastor and author, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
“Pete Wilson is a fresh voice forall today who wonder if they’ve missed God’s best life and are relegated togathering dust. He provides honest hope, a sound biblical base, and realanswers. What also touched me as a reader was his warmth and authenticity. Agreat read for us all.” —Dr. John Townsend, author of Boundaries, psychologist, and business coach