My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Great concept. Good biblical comparisons and illustrations. Wasn’t overly impressed with the writing style. Just very straight-forward. I’d recommend to anyone whose plans have gone awry and need an encouraging perspective on how God can work through and in spite of what we may consider a “Plan B” or derailment.
Pete Wilson is pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. I heard him preach one of the messages in the book last year at the Refuel Conference in Lynchburg. The book has several stories that are just gut-wrenching examples of real people whose life plans were sidetracked (to say the least). He explains how unsettling it is for most Christians when things don’t “go as planned.” It’s because we have made a God-bargain.
“If I live a somewhat moral life, you [God] need to keep up your end of the bargain by blessing my life and not allowing anything seriously bad to happen to me or my family.”
The book’s message points us to a more biblical worldview and urges belief and trust when we’re blinded by circumstances.
Just because life doesn’t turn out the way you thought, that doesn’t mean you missed God’s will.