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Review: “Plan B” by Pete Wilson

by Benjamin Anderson 27. September 2010 20:21

Everyone has experienced hard changes, plans not going as expected, and dreams falling apart.  But not everyone knows how to deal with those disappointments, and some of them are just too big for us to pickup from on our own if we haven’t been there before.

“Plan B” provides some stepping stones for dealing with the baggage and issues that come with missing our Plan A.  Pastors around the world know how complicated it can be for someone to move on, to move along and get along after tragedy or failure, but they can’t be there all the time to hold the hand of those in need.  This book is an awesome resource for both the helper and the helped.  I don’t believe that this book is any kind of replacement or a one solution stop-gap for the wounds caused by life, but it can be the hand railing that provides some support and direction while climbing through the emotional and physical turmoil.

More than once I’ve caught myself tearing up while reading and re-evaluating the circumstances the individuals discussed in the book have experienced, and the situations I’ve been through myself.  This book can be the little something, that makes things click when we’re alone.



Review: The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

by Benjamin Anderson 27. September 2010 20:09

Reading this book can be compared to walking into the presence of Christ.  The purpose of the book is to get the reader to evaluate our time and energy spent trying to evolve ourselves into what we believe the world wants and needs while we search in the wrong places to discover ourselves.  If we focused more on our vertical and eternal self image, we’d both feel better about who we really are and accomplish our purpose and roles God has intended for us.  The book allows the reader to consider their walk’s consistency in terms of who God made us to be.  Many subtle sections of the book will hit the reader as they progress through the chapters.  Don’t be surprised when a part catches you, and your left considering your new found conviction.  This should discourage anyone, because the book won’t discourage or condemn.

I recommend this book for anyone, regardless of where they are in their walk with God.  Newly saved may not have an “experience” with this book, but it might prevent them from having to deal with the baggage of our post-salvation worldliness.  I can easily see myself reviewing the material in the book yearly.




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Benjamin is a software developer in the DFW area.  He spends his free time playing video games, programming, doing graphics design and photography, and reading.

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