“Plan B” by Pete Wilson

“Plan B” by Pete Wilson excellently addresses the focus of the book: “what do you do when G-d doesn’t show p the way you thought he would”? He starts by simply addressing, as a matter of fact, that we often tend to put G-d in a box. But what happens when we have our Plan A for life and it goes to the south? Everyone has a Plan B, everyone has a challenge, a choice, a decision to make. How we make that decision, how we grow, is defined by who we are in Christ.

 

Wilson does a pastor’s job at writing a book – he covers all the basic points of his counseling for his parish, all in this book, without inappropriately sharing details. For those looking for a “new” concept, this isn’t for you. But one shy of interpersonal interactions will find this book to be a good alternative to having the “personal counseling” session…

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“Living in the Zone” by Kyle Rote Jr.

“Living Life in the Zone” is a 40-Day Journey through different areas of life that every man will face at some time. Designed for men with families, this devotional will take you deeper with Christ in a sports-themed fashion. Taking the style of so many other devotional books, you are asked to commit a short period of time to the concept of having this plan guide you in your relationship with G-d, family, friends, life, love, money, sports, and more. Definitely a men-only read, not out of anything that’s too “manly,” but just themed for the average man, playing heavily on what culture defines as a man.

 

Personally, this book did not exceed my expectations of a devotional, and would not make it on my list of reading efforts, if it weren’t for the request from Booksneeze…

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“Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain” by Paul Meier

This book covers how to overcome pain in life and seek G-d’s purpose to fulfill every empty need and desire. Meier and Henderson cover seven different categories that seem to be the core relations of pain and struggle in our lives: injustice, rejection, loneliness, loss, discipline, failure, and death. Reviewing each section as its own chapter, they guide the reader through the healing process in that area, and into a more insightful, and godly, life.

 

I have not finished reading this book, but it is definitely a good resource to use to help others that may be struggling. In all honesty, this book was a slight challenge for me since I have not held these issues in my own control, but relinquish them to G-d every day. That is what we must do to overcome, and the doctors agree. However, if you are struggling in any of these areas or know someone who is, grab this book and read it. It can benefit everyone involved. They do an excellent job covering injustice, in my opinion. For anyone who knows a “generation me” person, this is a great chapter. We have a new generation that feels entitled to everything, but this book sheds the truth on that lie and addresses it directly.

 

Struggling with relationship issues? From chapter eight, “[w]henever two people meet, there are six people present – the two as they see themselves, the two as they see each other, and the two as they really are.” I love that quote, and so true. This is a good section to read if you have issues with rejection, which is a big obstacle in many relationships today.

 

This book manages to not just present the issues, but put together a resolution plan. For example, are we spiritually fit? Check the fitness inventory to find out…but in the end, I’m just another person.

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