Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?  -     By: Pete Wilson
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Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?

Thomas Nelson / 2010 / Paperback

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What do you do when life doesn't turn out the way you thought it would? Wilson uses real-life stories and biblical accounts of people such as David, Joseph, and Ruth to help you face overwhelming situations---and learn how to relinquish your own plans so that you can receive God's. Includes discussion and reflection questions. 274 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)
ISBN: 0849946506
ISBN-13: 9780849946509
Availability: In Stock

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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 reaches beyond the typical Christian response to offer frank understanding, honest encouragement, and real hope for your Plan B reality. Drawing on real-life stories from the Bible (David, Joseph, Mary, and Martha) and the present day, he writes to help you:

  • Move past the feelings of crisis: panic, fear, paralysis, and overcontrol
  • See God in your circumstances—even when he doesn’t seem to be there at all
  • Make peace with doubt, which can actually be an expression of faith
  • Find hope through the redemptive power of community
  • Ask the right questions in order to fi nd real, satisfying answers
  • Explore the relationship between shattered dreams and true spiritual transformation

Author Bio

Pete Wilson is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Pete desires to see churches become radically devoted to Christ,  irrevocably committed to one another, and relentlessly dedicated to reaching those outside of God’s family. Pete and his wife, Brandi, have three boys.

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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) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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