Monday, May 3, 2010

Plan B by Pete Wilson - Book Review

Sometimes God does his best work in Plan B situations.

I received “Plan B” by Pete Wilson from Booksneeze recently. I was very interested in reading this book. The question the author poses is, “What do you do when God doesn’t show up the way you thought he would?” I think pretty much everyone faces a plan B situation at some point in their life, some plan B’s are worse than others, and some just last longer, but I feel that we all have them. Pete Wilson admits he doesn’t have “THE” answer to the question, but he uses real-life stories from his life and his friendships and also several Bible stories, such as the stories of David, Mary, and Ruth. The “Plan B” book also includes a Study Guide for small group studies.

“What do you do when your dreams are shattered?”
“What do you do when your life isn’t turning out the way you thought?”
“What do you do when you have to turn to Plan B?”

Pete Wilson attempts to help you understand these situations and learn from them. He writes in a very conversational tone. It feels like he is sitting at a table discussing this with you (not like he’s hammering gospel into your head). I really think this approach would be great for those friends that you know are struggling, but, for whatever reason, don’t want to turn to God for help. He offers several Biblical and real-life situations that many of us have faced or know someone who has. This makes it very easy to relate to the book and the author.

There were a few statements in the book that I didn’t agree with, such as when he said “all hell broke loose” when talking about his sons break-down. I just wouldn’t expect that statement in a Christian help book or from a pastor, but that may just be me. Overall, I really enjoyed the authors perspective on how to handle a Plan B situation, and I think I learned several things from it!

**I received “Plan B” by Pete Wilson from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are completely mine. See full disclaimer for details.**
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