Plan B by Pete Wilson {Blog Tour}

Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?Product Description:  Learn how God often does His best work in our most hopeless situations.
What do you do with a shattered dream? Or an unmet expectation? What do you do when your life isn't turning out the way you thought it would? What do you do when you have to turn to Plan B?

In Plan B pastor and author Pete Wilson uses real life stories of disappointments and hurts along with the biblical stories of men and women like David, Joseph, and Ruth to help readers come to grips with the truth that they will face situations that in themselves they are completely unable to handle but that in them God is simply trying to get them to surrender their plans so that they can 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 story with God and shares that it is there we turn in our Plan B and find the undeniable relationship between crisis and our hope followed by true spiritual transformation. "God wants to live inside the questions" says Wilson and then reminds us that "the cross is proof that He does not always change the circumstance but that He always has a purpose in every circumstance. He will never let go of us. He will hold us and His cross will be an anchor for us."

My Review:  I've always been a Plan A type of person (you know- prepared, all your ducks in a row) but after reading Pete Wilson's Plan B book I've decided that God's Plan B may just be  a Plan A. I like the question on the cover of the book "What do you do when God doesn't show up the way you thought He would?"  To me that is Plan B....God's will superseding my will.  Pete Wilson writes that God has a plan for all of us but sometimes we consider God's plan to be  Plan B when in actuality it is God's Plan A for our lives.  So, maybe, I'm a Plan A woman living in a Plan B world. {smile}  Mr. Wilson uses Abraham and Joseph as illustrations of living a Plan B life.  Abraham was moved by God to live in different places and had divinely appointed jobs that, maybe he, Abraham, wouldn't have considered his Plan A.  But God used him in a mighty way.  The same is said of Joseph.  He may not have thought being kidnapped, sold as a slave and sent to live in Egypt as his Plan A but God, in His divine plan, allowed all these things to happen to Joseph so that the people would be saved.  This book was such an encouraging read for me AND there's SO much more in this book....I don't have room to write it all!  A definite MUST read for those who are struggling with-- my life isn't what I want it to be  OR for those who feel hopeless OR simply for those of us who are Plan A people  needing to live God's Plan B (probably the best plan for our life!).  A five star read!  

*I was sent a review copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishing (BookSneeze).  Thanks!*

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