Plan B (book review)

I was immediately intrigued by the title of Pete Wilson’s book Plan B because it’s a phrase we use so much in my family. In fact, we sometimes take it farther than that: many times we’re talking about Plan F or even Plan Q!

Yet at the same time, I found myself asking, “Does God have a Plan B for my life?” As I read Pete’s book I discovered the answer to my question is a resounding and loving, “No!” God only has a Plan A, nothing takes Him by surprise. I, however, often get taken by surprise: that’s where Plan B comes in. And that’s where Pete’s book is so beneficial.

This book is not about scrambling to come up with an alternate plan, but learning how to rest assured in God’s Plan A for my life.

I’m pretty sure that all of us have been disappointed at some point. We thought things were heading in the right direction, but then everything seemed to be going sideways. Our first inclination is to try to come up with a Plan B to deal with our ‘crisis’. But Pete Wilson’s Plan B is a reminder that God’s Plan A still prevails, that we can still place our hope in God. I love this quote from the book:

“There is an undeniable relationship between crisis and hope. Between waiting hopefully and being transformed. Between Plan B and the glory of God.”

A practical and timely book to help you successfully navigate through the tough spots, to not collapse in crisis, but to be buoyed by hope.

I am a Thomas Nelson book reviewer.


The dictionary defines synergy as the combined action of two items, where their output is greater than the sum of their individual efforts. I like the Bible’s definition better:

Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you (Leviticus 26:8).

God’s synergy has an “if” attached to it. A few verses earlier God says, “If you follow Me and obey My principles, then this is what you can expect from Me.”

So God’s synergistic math looks like this:

5 = 102 = 104

Five people motivated by their devotion to God and trusting Him for victory = 100 enemies defeated.

One hundred people doing the exact same thing = 10,000 enemies defeated.

The first synergy is a 20-fold increase, while the second synergy is a 100-fold increase! The more people that buy into this truth, the greater the synergy.

Imagine if you could get just four other people to join you in prayer and in seeking God for…

  • …the lost in your city
  • …the healing of an “incurable” diseases
  • …the alleviation of poverty
  • …the strengthening of marriages
  • …the end of abortion


God’s synergy is an amazing thing! Be a part of it!

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