Monday, May 3, 2010

Plan B

It's kind of comical to me that I ended up with one of the review copies of Plan B, mainly because I wasn't home when they became available and BookSneeze made it pretty clear that they would go fast.  I wandered in when we got back from Greenfield village and checked to see if there were any still available and lo and behold I got one.  I checked my Twitter account and discovered that the website had crashed with the initial response and I got mine right after they fixed the problem. 
Pete Wilson has a very enjoyable writing style.  In someways, I imagine that he is writing a letter to us.  He isn't just asking us to get over it and move on, he is actually giving examples of people that he has admired in the midst of Plan B's and those in that he has been in himself.  The transparency that Wilson calls us to in this book is exactly what he is practicing while writing it. 
I have found the book challenging in many ways and I look forward to sharing it with others. My favorite parts have been the stories of Crack Granny and Fruit Snacks.  Wilson asks two very probing questions:
But is it possible that you don't really want God?
Is it possible you just want what you think God can give you?

And I really do have to ask myself that.  I've personally seen my Plan As blow up like a water balloon on hot cement.  And I must say, the things that I have learned through those experiences are affirmed and eloquently stated in Wilson's Plan B.

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