Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Review: Plan B

Plan B by Pete Wilson
What do You do when God doesn't show up the way you thought He would?

Plan B is pretty much summed up in the subtitle, when your life takes turns that you would have not seen coming. Mr. Wilson tells stories of these Plan Bs happening in lives of people he knows as well as people from the Bible. Like stories from David, Joshua, and Joseph.

Plan B was an interesting book, it held my attention and had some interesting stories. It is easy to read and understand. I just felt something was lacking. It felt like to me not enough of the story was told or wasn't always clearly tied to the point he Mr. Wilson was trying to make. I guess it seems like to me God is more providential.

There is a story with sunglasses that Mr. Wilson uses in in the end of the book. He is lead to a verse that helped draw him out of months of a hard time in his life. He says "I'm not saying God did that. But I am saying that He could have. He could have." I think that God did, that is one of the amazing ways our heavenly father shows his love for us. To me this speaks clearly of a way God was ministering to him in that moment.

I think I just have a different view of the why some things happen and knowing that God does have a plan, even if we don't understand why things happen. I agree with Mr. Wilson that most of the time in the moment we don't know why , but sometimes God is gracious to give us a view, sometimes much later in life, to know what the plan was or how He used our circumstances. Plan B to me doesn't explore that very much.
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." ~Rom 8:28

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Shonda said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway on Milk N Honey. I also reviewed Plan B too and I just reviewed Captivating. Have a great day!