Plan B: The Book AND Real Life

I was provided a copy of Plan B to review by Book Sneeze – all opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way for this review.

Well this book review was due on Monday, so obviously I’m on Plan B as well…

This was just going to be another book review – and would have been had I posted on Monday – but as I read this book, a real-life Plan B was unfolding for the author, Pete Wilson, and the community of Nashville. More on that later – please stick with me to the end.

About the book…

Plan B by Pete Wilson

Learn how God often does His best work in our most hopeless situations.

What do you do when a shattered dream or an unmet expectation causes you to turn to Plan B? Pastor and author Pete Wilson uses real life stories of disappointments and tragedy along with biblical stories such as David, Joseph, and Ruth to help readers face their own overwhelming situations and through them to learn God is working to help them surrender their plans to receive His. He identifies our common responses to difficulties and offers hope, helping us to

Understand what God might be up to See how surrender helps us to receive God’s plan Embrace the community of believers Reconcile a God of love with a life of tragedy and suffering Wilson points readers to the cross as not just the starting line but the centerpiece of our stories with God where we turn in our Plan B and find the undeniable relationship between crisis and true spiritual transformation.

My thoughts…

Honest. Relatable. Encouraging.

All words that accurately describe Wilson’s new book.

But what I love most about Plan B is the weaving of Biblical and real-life stories to show that we all go through disappointment – but God is always there. Wilson knows how to take a 2,000+ year old story and freshen it up, give you a new perspective, and make it applicable to your life. And it is so refreshing – not depressing – to read.

He’s not preaching at readers – he’s talking to us like a friend and sharing his disappointments and suffering as well.

This is not just a book for someone going through a hard time right now – although it WOULD be the perfect book to pass on to them.  It is a book for EVERY single person because none of us are immune to tragedy or letdowns in life.  Read it now and God will seem closer than ever through those hard times.  Keep it on hand to pick up when the bad times come.  Give it to a hurting friend.

Even Plan B involves God and He will guide you through.

You can read more about Plan B here and buy it here (totally worth the money).

And now for Nashville’s Plan B…

No one in Tennessee thought they would be spending this week trying to salvage homes and belongings, but Plan B is in full swing there.  And I love hearing how the community is coming together to help one another.  Sometimes Plan B brings out the best in people, and that is currently the case in Nashville.

You may live nearby or, like me, you may be miles and miles away, but there is always a way to help.

Wilson and Cross Point Church (the church he pastors) have kicked in their volunteer efforts in AMAZING ways.  I love to see them using social media to find supplies, volunteers, even boats – whatever people need.  Technology CAN be used for good!

If you would like to donate to Cross Point’s Flood Relief Fund, please click on the link below…

 

You can also donate to Convoy of Hope’s flood relief efforts by clicking here 

or  

donate $10 to Red Cross Relief Fund for Nashville, Tennessee and other flooded areas by texting ‘Red Cross’ to 90999.

Wish I could be there doing the physical work, but this is a way we can all pitch in from afar.  Please consider getting involved!

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Comments

  1. Erin, thanks so much for using this opportunity to help Nashville. There are so many needs in our area right now, and this city needs all the help it can get!

  2. great way getting the word out!
    Stef

  3. Thanks so much for posting your Plan B review. I reviewed it too and totally forgot we had to post the review Monday.

  4. This book sounds wonderful! My husband and I are living our Plan B now! 🙂 I will have to look for this book!