“Plan B” is a great book by Nashville pastor Pete Wilson. The book tackles the issue of what to do when things don’t work out according to our own plans. I felt the central theme of the book is: “When life isn’t turning out the way we had hoped, we almost always default as if God has abandoned us.”
Pete includes several antidotes form his own life and people he has known to give clear illustrations of ways. He also includes examples from the Bible and puts some of those characters’ lives and decision in a different context that we normally hear, like Joseph, Joshua, and David.
The two things that resonated with me the most were:
- The chapter on control, or rather, the illusion of control.
- Not to worship our plans and dreams over God.
It’s a humbling experience to realize that ideas and plans (that may be good intentioned) can become substitutes for God and therefore, false idols. It takes some talent and inspiration to write these things in such a way to make them simple and easy to read and comprehend. It may be an easy read, but it is tough to digest.