Monday, May 3, 2010

Plan B by Pete Wilson

My Review:

I can't with a good conscious recommend this book. I was very disappointed with the book. Though the message and theme, points the author tried to get across were good. He used many good stories and illustrations. However, I was very embarrassed and offended at some of the illustrations that he put into this book. I could not believe some of the things that was coming from this "pastor". He failed my language 3 strikes test, by using numerous curse words (read my rules here). Made me stop and think if he'll use these words in writing (being a pastor) what does he say from the pulpit???? Call me old-fashion, call me ultra-conservative, but I do not think Jesus would have spoke this way or used some of the illustrations he used. As my daughter's college English professor would say, "Too colloquial" in spots and that's putting it mild should say "X-rated" in spots. And then for him to pray and ask God for help to find his keys he misplaced and in his pray say God help me find my keys; I'm about to cuss and then he cusses in his prayer.... oh, my. Hello!!! Who are we to demand God to do anything, to top it off with telling Him you're going to cuss. I'm really sorry I had to waste my time reading this book for this review. I am glad it's finished and I can move on.

Summary

Book Description

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.


Download a sample chapter here.

Visit Plan B web site here.

A copy of this book was provided for this review by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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